How Big Is Rosetta's Comet 67P Compared To Famous Sci-Fi Spacecraft

Friday, 14 November 2014 - 10:30AM
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Friday, 14 November 2014 - 10:30AM
How Big Is Rosetta's Comet 67P Compared To Famous Sci-Fi Spacecraft

This week has seen Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko become a household name. With Rosetta's Philae spacecraft making the first soft landing on a comet in human history, and the subsequent pictures taken from the surface of 67P, it's easy to think we know this giant space rock quite well. But when it comes to space, getting a sense of scale can be quite tricky. That's why, since August, High School Physics teacher and all round sci-fi fan, Christopher Becke, has been putting Comet 67P's size into perspective in the only manner we sci-fi would understand....by comparing it to famous fictional spacecraft!

 

So, just how big is Comet 67 Churyumov-Gerasimenko?

 

Well, it's bigger than a Borg Cube from Star Trek....

Comet 67p Compared to Star Trek Spaceships

 

It's big enough to comfortably house the Exogorth that nearly destroyed the Millenium Falcon in Star Wars...

Comet 67p With the Exogorth from Star Wars

 

It's also a fair bit bigger than anything we saw during that one season of Firefly

Comet 67p Dwarfs any of Firefly's Spaceships

 

But one thing it's not bigger than is the second iteration of Emperor Palpatine's Death Star Battle Station..

Comet 67p Next to the Death Star From Star Wars

 

There are a whole load of other images on Christopher Becke's Blog, and I thoroughly recommend you check them out.

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