2008-06-04

A Neat Toy

SensibleUnits.com can give you a better grasp of some of the object sizes, masses, or what-have-you that we deal with in the debate.

For instance, when I plugged in 289 meters (the length of NCC-1701), I learned that this was 3.6 Airbus A-380s side by side (i.e. wingtip-to-wingtip). It's that sort of little observation that can cause the brain to springboard elsewhere. For instance, given that the Airbus A380 carries over five hundred (and up to eight hundred) seated passengers, you're talking about room for almost two thousand people, with most of that space being taken up by wing.

But then I've talked about such things before.

Still, it's a neat little toy to put things in better perspective.

1 comment:

Ilithi said...

Well, that's nifty.