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The Marathon was tiny?
Posted By: Forrest of B.orgDate: 4/26/07 10:41 p.m.

I was recently pointed to this site, showcasing a variety of different starships and spacestations (and apparently people and creatures) from science fiction, all to scale; from the tiny Tardis to the daunting Dyson Sphere:

http://merzo.net/

Click on the second to largest scale, "-2000X". This page is arranged in descending order of size. At the top, at 10,000 km across, is Halo. Well, about half of it; and in the background is maybe a quarter of the Earth's moon. At the very bottom, for no particular reason it seems, is the Martian moon Phobos, at 27 km x 23 km x 20 km. Deimos, from which the Marathon was made, was even smaller than that - according to Wikipedia, only 15 km 12 km 10 km. For comparison, the Death Star (which was the first comparable object that came to my mind when I first heard of the Marathon) is 120-160km across (depending on which version, I or II).

So it seems our dear Marathon, which all along I had pictured as this massive behemoth of a moon, not as big as our own but still on roughly the same scale, is smaller across at it's widest than the city I live in. The Pfhor scoutship was over 1/5 the length of the Marathon, by these figures.

Kind of disappointing :-(

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The Marathon was tiny?Forrest of B.org 4/26/07 10:41 p.m.
     Re: The Marathon was tiny?thermoplyae 4/26/07 11:26 p.m.
           Re: The Marathon was tiny?Vid Boi 4/27/07 5:48 a.m.
                 Re: The Marathon was tiny?goran 4/27/07 5:55 a.m.
           Re: The Marathon was tiny?Nicholai 4/28/07 1:27 p.m.
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