Visualising scale: from bytes to zebibytes on a linear distance scale


If one byte¬†is the thickness of a single coat of paint (0.03cm) then…
One kibibyte: laptop screen size, 14 in /35cm
One mebibyte: height of revolving restaurant on CN tower, Toronto, 360 m
One gibibyte: distance from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol, 370km
One tebibyte: distance from Earth to Moon, 384400km
One pebibyte: Maximum distance between Earth and Mars, 400,000,000km
One exbibyte: One percent of the distance to Proxima Centauri, 0.04 light years
One zebibyte: Distance of the star Capella from Earth, 41 light-years

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