Time-lapse scales the solar system

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DENVER — When looking in a science textbook of the solar system, it’s easy to depict the sun, planets and moon to scale in comparison to each other.

What’s not so easy is to visually comprehend the staggering distance that separates each planet on its individual orbit around the sun.

Filmmakers Alex Gorosh and Wylie Overstreet challenged themselves to build such a model and the results are a fascinating short film to scale.