Height of Mount Everest

Height of Mount Everest (8.85 km)



Neat Ratios ...

Height of Mount Everest (8.85 km)

  • is 1/4000 of Altitude of a geosynchronous orbit of a satellite around the Earth (35,800 km)...more
  • is 1/400 of Diameter of Earth's Moon (3,480 km)...more
  • is 2/5 of Height of Olympus Mons (Mars) (21.9 km)...more
  • is 40 x Height of the Hoover dam wall (221.4 m)...more
  • is 100 x Height of the Flatiron Building in New York (87 m)...more
  • is 400 x Height of an All-Terrain Armored Transport (AT-AT) in Star Wars movies (22.5 m)...more
  • is 500 x Height of the US Presidents' heads carved into Mount Rushmore (18 m)...more
  • is 4000 x Height of Chewbacca in the Star Wars movies (2.21 m)...more

If this was a standard unit ...

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