Time since the birth of Omar Khayyam

Time since the birth of Omar Khayyam (976 y)

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If Time since the birth of Omar Khayyam (976 y) was a standard unit ...

  • Age of earliest mammoth fossils (4.8 million y)...more would be 5000 x Time since the birth of Omar Khayyam
  • Time since start of building of the Parthenon (2,468 y)...more would be 2.5 x Time since the birth of Omar Khayyam
  • Time since the birth of Aristotle (2,400 y)...more would be 2.5 x Time since the birth of Omar Khayyam
  • Time since start of building of the Colosseum (1,950 y)...more would be 2 x Time since the birth of Omar Khayyam
  • Time since the publication of Copernicus's sun-centred model of the solar system (481 y)...more would be 1/2 of Time since the birth of Omar Khayyam
  • Time since birth of Sophie Germain (248 y)...more would be 1/4 of Time since the birth of Omar Khayyam
  • Period of Pluto's orbit (248 y)...more would be 1/4 of Time since the birth of Omar Khayyam
  • Time since the birth of Gauss (247 y)...more would be 1/4 of Time since the birth of Omar Khayyam
  • Time since the first passenger steam railway service (199 y)...more would be 1/5 of Time since the birth of Omar Khayyam
  • Time since Charles Lindbergh first flew across the Atlantic (97 y)...more would be 1/10 of Time since the birth of Omar Khayyam
  • Time since Concorde Supersonic Airliner entered service (48 y)...more would be 1/20 of Time since the birth of Omar Khayyam

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