Tuesday, 24 May 2011

The Moon

The moon is pretty big. But how big, exactly?
22 billion cubic kilometers.
But that number makes no sense.
Let's say we crumbled the moon, and spread it around the earth.
First thing it would do would be completely fill every oceans.
Then it could cover the land. How deep would the entire earth be cover in moon dust?
40 kilometers. 25 miles.
For perspective, the tallest thing made by man is less than 1 kilometer tall, and the highest mountain is less than 9 kilometers tall.





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48 Comments:

At 24 May 2011 at 17:00 , Blogger Pool Fool said...

hmmm very interesting

 
At 24 May 2011 at 17:04 , Blogger PeaceLoveandSharpies said...

Love, how does your mind WORK this way? :D

 
At 24 May 2011 at 17:40 , Blogger Anonwadi said...

really nice facts & comparisons. :)

 
At 24 May 2011 at 18:07 , Blogger Das Auto! said...

that's crazy, didn't know that

 
At 24 May 2011 at 18:14 , Blogger Quetopia said...

Did you know there are more suns in the universe then there are individual grains of sand on the earth.

 
At 24 May 2011 at 19:21 , Blogger Lt Nite said...

Man I love your posts, so interesting. 25 miles high of moon dust, my lord, hard to believe that bright ball we see in the sky is that large.

 
At 24 May 2011 at 19:26 , Blogger Thorfan said...

That.. is a lot of moon o_o

 
At 24 May 2011 at 19:49 , Blogger Colin Biano said...

mind=blown

 
At 24 May 2011 at 20:19 , Blogger Leminur said...

You see, Look at the size at the sun and compare it to Earth. Now compare the sun with stars 100000x bigger than that.
Gonna ask you something, how many oceans is it going to have once it's filled with ocean water?

 
At 24 May 2011 at 20:20 , Blogger irdumb2 said...

dam crazy shit haha

 
At 24 May 2011 at 20:26 , Blogger Mercurio said...

yep, the moon is humungus

 
At 24 May 2011 at 20:32 , Blogger Lupz said...

Interesting little facts!

 
At 24 May 2011 at 20:59 , Blogger MacTuffy said...

Damn I learned alot today! Thanks for the info (:

 
At 24 May 2011 at 21:12 , Blogger Roysizzle said...

I honestly love this blog, interesting shit bro. Keep ^^

 
At 24 May 2011 at 21:17 , Blogger Justin said...

So basically, if we broke the moon up and spread it over the area of the earth it would cover the entire planet 40 km (or 25 miles) high? I love learning interesting little facts like this.

 
At 24 May 2011 at 21:20 , Blogger fit4life said...

the more you post, the smaller i feel.

 
At 24 May 2011 at 21:29 , Blogger Malkavian said...

I heard of a number that was moronickly high like
3^35^(3^35)or something like it that was a number bigger than our universe or something like it i cant remember the Name it was like a million times bigger than a Googol.

 
At 24 May 2011 at 21:53 , Blogger Joe Clark Cinematography said...

Gives you a bit of perspective, doesn't it? :D

 
At 24 May 2011 at 22:29 , Blogger Lemons Don't Make Lemonade said...

When you put it this way....

I feel like a midget's pet dwarf.

 
At 24 May 2011 at 22:43 , Blogger Necroticism said...

Nah, my problems are bigger than the Moon.

 
At 24 May 2011 at 23:37 , Blogger Rob said...

The most important fact about the moon is that it starred in Majora's Mask.

 
At 24 May 2011 at 23:45 , Blogger omgigotnickedforprotesting said...

Woah, the moon is big.

 
At 24 May 2011 at 23:46 , Blogger Damian said...

Pretty interesting. I am also a big fan of numbers.

 
At 25 May 2011 at 00:46 , Blogger Sam DeCross said...

More comparisons, those are the trippiest and most interesting things.

 
At 25 May 2011 at 00:53 , Blogger phosports said...

that is pretty big!

 
At 25 May 2011 at 01:14 , Blogger Makel said...

This is a really interesting idea for a blog, I like it a lot.

 
At 25 May 2011 at 01:44 , Blogger Moobeat said...

hrm

 
At 25 May 2011 at 03:04 , Blogger Triper said...

So mr. moon is sooo big! wow!

 
At 25 May 2011 at 03:23 , Blogger Daniel said...

Cool info!

 
At 25 May 2011 at 04:11 , Blogger Carles said...

22 billion cubic kilometers... nice field to build my house

 
At 25 May 2011 at 04:19 , Blogger wastrel said...

wow..food for thought.

 
At 25 May 2011 at 04:36 , Blogger kxxthanxx said...

yeah

 
At 25 May 2011 at 05:22 , Blogger Rorschach Redemption said...

My perspective is %$#@!

All hail the Burj Khalifa

 
At 25 May 2011 at 05:40 , Blogger Garret said...

Thats a controversial way to get a feeling for the moon's size..Why not compare diameters with the earth?

 
At 25 May 2011 at 06:18 , Blogger Pool Fool said...

@Necroticism and still it was interesting info

 
At 25 May 2011 at 08:13 , Blogger Rumiko said...

Really nice way to break down numbers, I'm going to follow you for my daily dose of numbers!

 
At 25 May 2011 at 09:28 , Blogger charlie tuna said...

whoa, i had no idea it was that big. thanks for the perspective.

 
At 25 May 2011 at 09:52 , Blogger Sleemac said...

how big is the moon? 1/3 rd Earth`s diameter, to the power of 3 would give 9 time less mass (more or less) which explain the ultra low gravity there. Eaaaasssyyy :D

 
At 25 May 2011 at 09:54 , Blogger Miyamoto Karyuu said...

holy... 40 kms, thats just crazy!

 
At 25 May 2011 at 10:03 , Blogger Bart said...

still confuzed, besides, everyone knows the moon is made of cheese.

 
At 25 May 2011 at 11:00 , Blogger Dejch said...

good 2 know that!

+followed

 
At 25 May 2011 at 12:25 , Blogger Dave said...

You dont realise that it would cover so much.

 
At 25 May 2011 at 12:34 , Blogger Tairaka1985 said...

Having studied astronomy.... I can actually comprehend this value....

That's alot of freaking moon rock.

Let's hope it never happens....

 
At 25 May 2011 at 13:13 , Blogger sildude said...

Damn that's mind blowing. Interesting way to look at things.

 
At 25 May 2011 at 18:05 , Blogger Atley said...

I always thought the moon was about the size of the united states of america? I was wrong?

 
At 26 May 2011 at 02:12 , Blogger Nom de Plume said...

This reminds me that I still need to see that 'Moon' movie. :D


Great blog btw. I am definitely coming back here.

 
At 26 May 2011 at 03:45 , Blogger Feindbild said...

interesting facts :)

 
At 29 May 2011 at 21:25 , Blogger wellpickedbooger said...

That's crazy, it would even cover Mauna Kea, the tallest mountain in the world from the ocean floor.

 

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