What about the Millenium Falcon?
What about the Millenium Falcon?
As for the Death Star, according to Wookiepedia, the original was 160Km in diameter, which would make it 8 times the size of that entire image. Not hard to understand why it was left out. Try putting VY Canis Majoris and our sun in the same still image.
Where is Death Star?
> Where is Death Star?
Not drawn to scale ;)
The biggest ship on the picture is only 17km long.
The first Death Star was 160 kilometers in diameter, while the second Death Star was 900 kilometers in diameter.
Vorlon planet killers have been estimated as 50km +/- a few km.
Besides, the TARDIS is the only ship worth having :)
But that would be too small to cover even a pixel on that diagram.
Someone with some artistic talent (and time) needs to take that chart and do a video like this with it. Now THAT would be most excellent. And of course it could start out with the TARDIS...
What about V'Ger? That one would rule them all even beating your pesky Dyson sphere.
My inner geek drools at that image. I wish I could blow it up and make a poster out of it.[/edit]Quote:
Admiral James T. Kirk is assigned to his old ship, the now updated USS Enterprise, in order to intercept a mysterious and enormous energy cloud (82 AU in diameter, reduced to 2 AU in the special edition) approaching the Sol System.
2 AU = 299,196,000,000 m
1 pixel = 10 m so we would need 29,919,600,000 pixels wide/tall
Assuming a 1600x1200 standard monitor, we would need:
29,919,600,000 / 1200 = 24,933,000 monitors to display it. Or, that zoom rate to display it on a single monitor.
Assuming a JPEG image at the incredibly lowest resolution of 0.13 bit per pixel, the image size in disk would be:
29,919,600,000^2 * 0.13 = 11,637 * 10^19 bits,
or approximately 13 million terabytes.
(didn't triple-check results)
There isn't actually anything stopping you from doing that.Quote:
I wish I could blow it up and make a poster out of it.
Here is an extension to the previous image :)
And another for some smaller size ships:
Introducing literature into this would surely change the picture somewhat.
The Culture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
What's not mentioned there is that the Culture is (mostly) it's ships, since biological entities generally don't live anywhere else, just in ships, but the ships evolved themselves, which is to say, the AI's took over a long long time ago.
If you are a sci-fi fan and can read, those Iain M. Banks novels are not to be missed!! Wikipedia says Dyson Spheres play an occasional minor role in them too, also extremely big since they contain stars. Banks seems to get a real kick moving between tiny "nano" worlds and ridiculously huge ones (eg, Feersum Enjinn*). The Culture has heterogeneous historical origins, I think.
Bank's coined the term "Outside Context Problem" too, altho the concept itself is a central conceit of sci-fi generally.
Can't believe how much wiki stuff on I.M. Banks from that I found in <5mins, hopefully one day they'll make a movie, methinks James Cameron should adapt Excession into the world's first $1 Billion dollar film.Quote:
Outside Context Problem (OCP), the kind of problem "most civilisations would encounter just once, and which they tended to encounter rather in the same way a sentence encountered a full stop."
*I have wistful, profound, thoughts now whenever I see ants.