When we see incredibly big objects at sea, in space, or flying through the sky, it’s hard to grasp their enormity truly.
That is why college student Kevin Wisbith decided to create an educational series called “A Quick Perspective.”
His pictures offer a fresh sense of perspective and scale; they juxtapose objects you would never find side by side.
The images include the Titanic, a B-2 Bomber, and the Death Star from Star Wars.
Worlds Largest Oil Tanker
The most massive oil tanker ever produced is the Seawise Giant that spanned 1,504 feet. If placed in the main lake in NY’s Central Park it would just have 350 feet of extra space on the front and back.
The Mir Mine
The Mir Mine in Russia is one of the deepest mines worldwide. The official depth is 1,722 feet deep. If the second tallest building in the US, the Willis or Sears Tower that’s 1,729 feet tall were placed in the mine, then the tip would just stick out seven feet past ground level.
The M-1 Rocket Motor
The M-1 Rocket motor was designed in the 1950s for the NASA space program. It would have been the biggest motor ever built if it had been constructed. It’s designed diameter was fourteen feet, which means it was wide enough to cover a Smart Car with two feet to spare on either side.
The Pulmonoscorpius kirktonensis or (Breathing Scorpion)
Prehistoric bugs were bigger than average day bugs because of the higher oxygen levels. The Pulmonoscorpius kirktonensis was a species of a scorpion which grew to twenty-four inches long or the size of a typical house cat.
Largest Radio Telescope in the World
As people continue the hunt for extraterrestrial life, they also continue to build larger and larger telescopes. The largest radio telescope is the Chinese Guizhou province telescope which is 1,600 feet in diameter. If it were placed in downtown Las Vegas, it’d cover half of The Mirage, all of Harrahs, all of the LINQ, and most of Venetian.
The B-2 Bomber is among the most advanced and most expensive airplanes worldwide. What most people do not realize is how large these things truly are. The wingspan of a B-2 is 172 feet: twelve feet wider than an NFL football field.
Back in the early 20th century, the Titanic was one of the most massive ships built. Its total length was 882 feet and nine inches long. Since then shipbuilding has come a long way. The US aircraft carrier the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan is 1,092 feet long. If the Titanic were placed on the deck of the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan, it would have 210 feet of deck space left.
The 2.6 Trillion Dollar Rock
The Dionysus asteroid, part of the Apollo asteroid belt, is estimated to be 1.5 km wide (4921.26 feet). The value of the resources within the asteroid is estimated to be around $2,600,000,000,000. If the asteroid were placed above the Golden Gate Bridge, it would not even surpass the bridge span.
The Burj Khalifa is the tallest standing structure on Earth. It measures in at 2,722 feet tall. If it were placed in New York, it’d stretch almost 1,000 feet past the One World Trade Center and approximately 1,300 feet taller than the Empire State Building.
The Death Star
Even though the Death Star does not exist in reality, it’s indeed the biggest machine ever conceived. The Death Star’s estimated width is approximately 99 miles across, or about 1/4th the length of Florida.