How-To Geek

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.


The ‘About Section’ for the video included a link for creating your own solar system model, which we have added in here for easier reference/access. This would be an awesome ‘at home’ weekend project that you could do with your kids (or friends) if they have an interest in astronomy!

Build a Solar System Model [Exploratorium]

How Big is the Solar System? | It’s Okay to be Smart | PBS Digital Studios [YouTube]

Akemi Iwaya (Asian Angel) is our very own Firefox Fangirl who enjoys working with multiple browsers and loves 'old school' role-playing games. Visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 07/29/13

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