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Our fascination with seeing awesomely huge things placed in…

Our fascination with seeing awesomely huge things placed in understandable perspective is currently being satisfied by college student Kevin Wisbeth. He created a YouTube series called “A Quick Perspective,” which places gigantic things, such as the Death Star, in a relatable context, such as hovering over Florida, so that we can better conceive of the galactic superweapon’s size.

“Although the Death Star doesn’t exist in reality, it’s truly the biggest and most bad-ass machine ever conceived. The Death Star’s estimated width is around 99 miles across, or around ¼th the length of Florida.”

Here are a few more examples of Wisbeth’s comparisons:


The 2.6 Trillion Dollar Rock:

“The 3671 Dionysus asteroid is part of the Apollo asteroid belt. The Dionysus asteroid is estimated to be 1.5 km wide or 4921.26 feet. The value of the resources estimated to be within the asteroid is around $2,600,000,000,000. If the asteroid was placed above the Golden Gate Bridge, it wouldn’t even surpass the bridge span.”


The Mir Mine:

“The Mir Mine located in Russia is one of the deepest mines in the world. The official depth is 1,722 feet deep. If the 2nd tallest building in the United States, the Willis or Sears Tower which is 1,729 feet tall was placed in the mine, the tip would only stick out 7 feet past ground level.”


The Titanic:

“When it was built the Titanic was one of the largest ships built. It’s total length was 882 feet and 9 inches long. Since then ship building has come a long way. The United States aircraft carrier the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan is 1,092 feet long. If the Titanic was placed on the deck of the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan the ship would have 210 feet of deck room left.”


The Pulmonoscorpius kirktonensis or (Breathing Scorpion):

“Prehistoric bugs were larger than average day bugs due to the higher oxygen levels. The Pulmonoscorpius kirktonensis was a species of scorpion that grew to 24 inches long, or the size of a normal house cat.”

Click here for even more comparisons and check out “A Quick Perspective“ on YouTube.

[via My Modern Met and Colossal]

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