howtogeek at July 29th, 2013 13:29 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/169162/how-big-is-the-solar-system/
While we all realize that our solar system is large, we may not have a good idea of just how huge it actually is. Enter the folks from ‘It’s Okay to be Smart’ with the outdoor solar system model they put together for this video. It will give you a whole new appreciation for the distances involved should we ever start traveling to our neighboring planets.
nsdcars5 at July 30th, 2013 06:05 — #2
So what's that much space doing out there? Let's take some asteroids and a spacecraft, and build a planet!
gomek4 at July 30th, 2013 15:14 — #3
Very interesting and I really like the presenter and I know it's the scientific standard, but not everyone knows the metric system.
ushindi at July 30th, 2013 17:28 — #4
Excellent, AA, and thanks very much. This really points out how unfathomable to our minds are the distances to the stars themselves.
akemiiwaya at July 30th, 2013 21:43 — #5
Hey! It is great to see you back in the comments again! ^_^
You are most welcome. ^^ And yes, this kind of DYI project really makes a person realise just how far things are from each other 'out there'... OO