Driving The Solar System

Saturn ModelWhat would it be like to drive the length of the solar system, and see the scale of the planets in relation to each other?

If you’ve ever wondered that, wonder no more! On a 40-mile stretch of highway in Maine, the entire solar system, ranging from Pluto (technically no longer a planet, but still included) all the way to our very own sun, is displayed as a giant 3D scale model, including Saturn pictured above (Aeon).

The article is a wonderful long read, detailing how the model came about, who was involved, and what it means, as well as the giving us the history of our solar system. It also just shows how vast the distances are between each planet, and how empty space actually is.

Isn’t scale amazing? Onwards!

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