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The Enormous Solar System

Filmmaker Wylie Overstreet and a group of friends built the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits on a dry lakebed in Nevada. 89 more words

Dazzle Me With Science

WATCH: Filmmakers build 11-kilometre scale model of solar system in desert

Our solar system is vast. But looking at artists’ depictions, you don’t quite get the feel of that. In order to illustrate just how large our small part of the┬ágalaxy is, two filmmakers constructed a true-to-life model in the desert. 442 more words


To Scale: The Solar System

On a dry lake bed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe. 57 more words


To Scale: The Solar System

For some reason, I’ve always loved the vastness of space and how absolutely massive the figures are when talking about it. I actually like how insignificant it makes me feel. 47 more words


Layers of the Earth - to scale!

In recent blogs I’ve looked at the mass of the Earth and the circumference of the Earth. But what about its depth, or to put it more correctly, it’s radius? 1,559 more words

How Big Is It?

Mammalian brains (via Labrigger)

This is just too great. Here’s a bunch of mammalian brains, to scale I imagine (via Labrigger who cannot find the original content owner, unfortunately)

Brain Regions

Sizing A Digital Brush

One thing I’ve found difficult while inking my drawings is determining if the brush size I was using would be the correct size. If I printed a piece out, would it come out in the size I’m after. 257 more words