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Nevada is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States of America. The word “Nevada” means “snow covered” in Spanish. The name comes after the Sierra Nevada (“snow-covered mountain range”), a mountain range in the Western United States.

It is the driest state in the United States, with an average annual rainfall of only about 7 inches (18 cm), much of Nevada is uninhabited, sagebrush-covered desert.

Lake Tahoe, Reno, and Las Vegas are major resorts. Recreation areas include Pyramid Lake, Lake Tahoe, and Lake Mead and Lake Mohave, both in Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Other attractions are Hoover Dam, Virginia City, and Great Basin National Park (includes Lehman Caves).

Nevada, United States
Nevada location in the United States

Sierra Nevada

Sierra Escarpment viewed from the east. In the foreground is Tinemaha Reservoir in the Owens Valley. Image: G. Thomas, wikipedia

A Scale Model of Solar System Drawn in the Desert and the Result is Stunning

We evolved here on Earth, and for thousands of years, we just thought the Earth is also the universe, or at least the most important and the biggest part of it. Our brains, our minds, has been adapted the life on Earth and the basic survival needs. So we can deal with the moderate sized objects which have moderate velocity, we can understand the small numbers like 1, 2, 50, we can conceptualize the small distances like two kilometer, or the distance from our “cave” to the nearest river. But when the numbers and distances get bigger, I mean much bigger, like the distance from Earth to the Sun, it become incredibly difficult to conceptualize.
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Timeless Dreams – the Earth in daytime and nighttime

You must watch this! An amazing video by the filmmakers led by Julian Tryba: in May 2015, over the span of three weeks, they traveled in the Southwest of the United States (3,000 miles through Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California) and filmed timelapses of several strikingly beautiful landscapes. Then they spliced the films together to create this wonderful video, a strange day-night world.
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