Diameter of the (fictional) Death Star in the first Star Wars movie

Diameter of the (fictional) Death Star in the first Star Wars movie (120 km)

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Diameter of the (fictional) Death Star in the first Star Wars movie (120 km)

  • is 1/100 of Diameter of Venus (12,010 km)...more
  • is 1/40 of Diameter of Mercury (4,880 km)...more
  • is 1/40 of Length of I-90 highway from Boston to Seattle (4,860 km)...more
  • is 1/25 of Length of the Rio Grande (USA, Mexico) (3,057 km)...more
  • is 1/20 of Diameter of Pluto (2,377 km)...more
  • is 1/10 of Length of mainland Italy (1,185 km)...more
  • is 1/5 of Length of the St Lawrence Seaway Canal system (600 km)...more
  • is 4 x Highest ascent by a propellor-driven aircraft (2001) (29.52 km)...more
  • is 20 x Height of Mount Kilimanjaro (5.89 km)...more
  • is 25 x Highest altitude reached by a single kite (4.88 km)...more
  • is 50 x Length of the Epsom Derby horse race (2.4 km)...more
  • is 250 x World record longest flight of an arrow from a bow (2010) (484 m)...more
  • is 250 x Longest golf drive (471 m)...more
  • is 500 x Length of Tower Bridge over the Thames (244 m)...more
  • is 2000 x Length of an ice-hockey rink (61 m)...more
  • is 2500 x Height of St Basil's Cathedral in Moscow (47.5 m)...more
  • is 4000 x Length of a blue whale (30 m)...more
  • is 4000 x Height of the `Christ the Redeemer` statue in Rio de Janeiro (30 m)...more
  • is 5000 x Height of a typical Hot Air Balloon (24 m)...more
  • is 5000 x Length of a tennis court (23.77 m)...more

If this was a standard unit ...

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