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 Re: Ain't that the truth... Posted By: Stephen L. (SoundEffect) Date: 3/31/08 4:54 p.m. In Response To: Ain't that the truth... (stan) : I think it'd be real tough to calculate correctly the surface area of the Ark : given the curviness of its curvitude. I wonder if A.) application could be : made to Bungie for such figures and B.) how did Stephen L. (or 'you' if : it's Stephen L. reading this) come to his ('your') determination of the : Ark's diameter based on this photo? Did he ('you') assume that the circle : in the middle is exactly the diameter of a Halo ring, and if so, why? Is : there a basis for that assumption that I have overlooked or forgotten? : Just curious. See my response to Anton P. Nym regarding how you can use features of the Ark to determine an approximate size of Halo by comparison. There should be enough screenshots to show you the Halo rising from the Ark's foundry. It's not too far from the Chief's and Arbiter's position at the base of the Citadel. The height of what we see emerging from the foundry is about 200 miles tall (Halo's width essentially). Compared to the Chief (and keeping in mind the sheer scale of the Ark) it's good enough to ballpark the size of Halo. In the image in my original post, I left a margin of error the size of a Halo. Isn't that enough?? :) I hope to one day make a more definitive calculation without having to resort to this compared to that. I like to be more exact...but then, I'm somewhat of a perfectionist. :)

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 Just how big is that Ark?? Stephen L. (SoundEffect) 3/30/08 9:20 p.m. Re: Just how big is that Ark?? LoneRanger 2.5 3/30/08 9:35 p.m. :O *NM* Fires7orm 3/30/08 9:40 p.m. Re: Just how big is that Ark?? MasterNoob 3/30/08 10:00 p.m. Re: Just how big is that Ark?? Stephen L. (SoundEffect) 3/30/08 10:21 p.m. Re: Just how big is that Ark?? MasterNoob 3/30/08 10:27 p.m. Re: Just how big is that Ark?? Stephen L. (SoundEffect) 3/31/08 7:35 a.m. Re: Just how big is that Ark?? Moose Lord 3/30/08 11:19 p.m. Re: Just how big is that Ark?? elpolloguapo 3/31/08 6:22 a.m. Ain't that the truth... stan 3/31/08 4:15 p.m. Umm...yeah. rhubarb 3/31/08 4:32 p.m. No duh... stan 3/31/08 5:38 p.m. Re: No duh... elpolloguapo 3/31/08 5:46 p.m. Re: No duh... Omega 3/31/08 6:24 p.m. Re: No duh... elpolloguapo 3/31/08 7:15 p.m. Re: No duh... Stephen L. (SoundEffect) 3/31/08 7:56 p.m. Re: Ain't that the truth... Stephen L. (SoundEffect) 3/31/08 4:54 p.m. Over NINE THOUSAND!! Impervium 3/31/08 10:52 a.m. u am godz. *NM* Crackshot53 3/31/08 12:37 p.m. 7 billion acre mixed lot for sale. Cheap. *NM* Anton P. Nym (aka Steve) 3/31/08 1:32 p.m. L@@K! *NM* Ibeechu 3/31/08 6:59 p.m. Credit crunch forces quick sale *NM* Jillybean 4/1/08 10:21 a.m. Re: Just how big is that Ark?? deadguy71 3/31/08 3:02 p.m. Re: Just how big is that Ark?? Anton P. Nym (aka Steve) 3/31/08 3:13 p.m. Re: Just how big is that Ark?? Stephen L. (SoundEffect) 3/31/08 4:46 p.m. Re: Just how big is that Ark?? Vincent 3/31/08 5:24 p.m. Re: Just how big is that Ark?? Stephen L. (SoundEffect) 3/31/08 7:53 p.m. Re: Just how big is that Ark?? rhubarb 3/31/08 8:14 p.m. Re: Just how big is that Ark?? elpolloguapo 3/31/08 8:36 p.m. Maybe it isn't iron *NM* CHAOS1212 4/1/08 10:27 a.m. Re: Just how big is that Ark?? Zach W. 4/1/08 3:48 p.m. Re: Just how big is that Ark?? Omega 4/1/08 5:27 p.m. Re: Just how big is that Ark?? Zach W. 4/1/08 7:20 p.m. Re: Just how big is that Ark?? Stephen L. (SoundEffect) 4/1/08 6:54 p.m. Could the cartographer help? Onebitrocket 4/2/08 6:28 a.m. Re: Could the cartographer help? Stephen L. (SoundEffect) 4/2/08 11:14 a.m. Re: Just how big is that Ark?? Psychophan7 4/2/08 6:49 p.m. Re: Just how big is that Ark?? Stephen L. (SoundEffect) 4/2/08 9:42 p.m. Classic! UrsusArctos 4/2/08 9:24 p.m. Re: Classic! Stephen L. (SoundEffect) 4/2/08 9:44 p.m. Re: Classic! Ibeechu 4/2/08 10:31 p.m. Better images Omega 4/2/08 11:57 p.m. Impressive... stan 4/3/08 11:18 a.m. Re: Impressive... Omega 4/3/08 5:06 p.m. Re: Better images MasterCheifn 4/3/08 12:24 p.m. Re: Better images Zach W. 4/3/08 2:20 p.m. Re: Better images Stephen L. (SoundEffect) 4/3/08 3:58 p.m. Re: Better images Omega 4/3/08 5:24 p.m. It's a lot thicker, too. *IMG* BlueNinja 4/11/08 12:35 p.m.