Just how big would the solar system be if you mapped it to scale on the surface of the earth?
Click on the thumbtacks for planet names and sizes.
The map above was put together after a few too many drinks last new year’s eve. One discussion led to another and before we knew it several of us were half arsedly planning one of the largest guerrilla art projects ever conceived.
Well that’s more or less how i remember it but the memory is a little fuzzy.
The plan was to pile a bunch of us into a van for a long road trip and secretly build a scale model of the solar system across the vast expanse of central Australia. The road that stretches across the Nullarbor plain that connects the east and west coasts of Australia is almost certainly one the few places on earth you could even begin truly see the vastness of the solar system at scale.
The idea at the time was that several of us might do it anonymously but we were thwarted by the logistics of sobering up and realising we would need to build a 240m sun. Somehow.
I’m posting it on the off chance that someone out there might work out how to solve the logistical problems for us. How?
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