Think back to when you learned about the solar system in grade school and all the different images you have seen illustrating the planets, their orbits and their relationships. They are all inaccurate. "There literally is not an image that adequately shows you what it looks like, from out there. The only way to see a scale model of the solar system is to build one." And with this thought Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh travel to Black Rock Desert to find the seven miles of empty space needed to build a scale model of the solar system. Watch this fascinating and beautiful film to truly grasp the miracle of the "marble floating in the middle of nothing" that is our home.


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  • The late astronomer, Carl Sagan, provides a humbling view on the importance of secular humanism and compassion in order to preserve our "pale blue dot."
  • Watch Overview, a short film that brings together astronauts and philosophers to give their perspectives on the overview effect of seeing earth from a cosmic and theoretical perspective.
  • How might the relative importance of your next deadline change once you understand the idea that from space "everything that you have ever known can be hidden behind your thumb" held up in front of your eyes?

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