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It's about one-and-two-fifths times as deep as The Challenger Deep (Marianas Trench)
The depth of The Challenger Deep (Marianas Trench) is about 10.9020 kilometers.
(near Marianas Islands, a.k.a. Ladrones Islands, northwestern Pacific Ocean) (depth below sea level)
The Challenger Deep, at the southern end of the Marianas Trench, reaches a depth of 10.902 km below sea level. The first manned expedition to the bottom of Challenger Deep took 4 hours and 48 minutes in 1960. This was the only manned descent to the floor of the Trench until 2012, when director James Cameron made the trip; several other descents have been made since then.
It's about one-and-two-fifths times as tall as Maxwell Montes
The height of Maxwell Montes is about 11 kilometers.
(Ishtar Terra, Venus)
Maxwell Montes rises to a total height of 11 km. Since Venus does not seem to have the kind of tectonic activity which gives rise to mountains on Earth, the origin of the Venusian mountain remains the subject of some dispute.
It's about one-and-two-thirds times as tall as a Mauna Loa
The height of a Mauna Loa is about 9.1680 kilometers.
(Hawaii) (Hawaiian island volcano) (total height from seafloor)
Mauna Loa, one of the five volcanoes which forms the island of Hawaii and the tallest mountain in total height in the world, rises to 9.20 kilometers above the seafloor. The peak of Loa is home to the approximately 6,000 sq. m (0.6 ha) Lake Waiau, one of the highest altitude lakes in the United States outside of Colorado.
It's about one-and-seven-tenths times as tall as Mount Everest
The height of Mount Everest is about 8.848860 kilometers.
(a.k.a. Mount Chomolungma, a.k.a. Sagarmatha, a.k.a. Mount Qomolangma, a.k.a. सगरमाथा, a.k.a. Chajamlungma, a.k.a. ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མ, a.k.a. 珠穆朗玛峰, a.k.a. Zhūmùlǎngmǎ Fēng) (Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal and Tibet, China) (to summit, excluding snow depth)
It's about three-fifths as tall as Olympus Mons
The height of Olympus Mons is about 27 kilometers.
(a.k.a. Mount Olympus) (Mars)
The tallest mountain in the solar system, Olympus Mons rises to approximately 27 km. The mountain has been known to astronomers since the nineteenth century because it is tall enough to rise above Mars' frequent dust storms.
It's about two times as long as Calangute Beach
The length of Calangute Beach is about 7 kilometers.
(Goa, India) (approximate)
One of the most popular tourist destinations in Goa, Calangute Beach, the "Queen of Beaches," stretches about 7 km in length.
It's about two times as tall as Aconcagua
The height of Aconcagua is about 6.96190 kilometers.
(a.k.a. Cerro Aconcagua) (Mendoza, Argentina)
Aconcagua measures 6.96190 kilometers height at its peak. Although there is no definitive evidence that members of the indigenous Inca civilization ever reached the peak the mountain, numerous archeological sites have been found on the slopes of the mountain, including a naturally-embalmed Incan mummy was discovered on a 5.20 kilometers high ridge.
It's about two times as long as The Las Vegas Strip
The length of The Las Vegas Strip is about 6.80 kilometers.
(Las Vegas Boulevard S and W from Russel Rd to Sahara Ave)(Paradise, Nevada through Winchester, Nevada).
Although technically located beyond the city limits of Las Vegas (along with the well-known "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign), the stretch of road known as the "Las Vegas Strip" runs 6.8 km along Las Vegas Boulevard South and West from Russel Road at the south end to Sahara Avenue at the north end. The casinos and hotels on the Strip display an estimated total of 24,000 km of neon light tubing.
It's about two-and-a-half times as tall as Denali
The height of Denali is about 6.1930 kilometers.
(a.k.a. Mount McKinley, a.k.a. Doleika, a.k.a. Traleika, a.k.a. "The Great One") (Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska) (South peak)
The highest mountain peak in North America, Denali's South Peak measures 6.1930 kilometers above sea level at its peak. The impetus for the name Mount McKinley was US president William McKinley of Ohio, and disputes over the which of the mountain's names should be officially recognized regularly occur between Ohio Congressmen and Alaska politicians.
It's about two-and-a-half times as tall as Mount Logan
The height of Mount Logan is about 5.9590 kilometers.
(Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon, Canada) (elevation)
The highest mountain in Canada, Mount Logan has a total height of 5.960 kilometers. The high altitude and northern latitude of the mountain resulted in one-time temperature of -77.5 °C — the lowest temperature ever recorded outside of Antarctica.
It's about two-and-a-half times as tall as a Kilimanjaro
The height of a Kilimanjaro is about 5.890790 kilometers.
(a.k.a. Mount Kilimanjaro) (Tanzania) (to Uhuru peak; 2008 gravimeter measurement)
Kilimanjaro rises to 5.890790 kilometers at its peak. An isolated peak with no surrounding mountain range, Kilimanjaro is considered the world's tallest freestanding mountain.
It's about two-and-a-half times as tall as Mount Elbrus
The height of Mount Elbrus is about 5.6420 kilometers.
(a.k.a. Mingi Tau, a.k.a. Эльбрус, a.k.a. იალბუზი) (Karachay-Cherkessia and Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia) (west summit)
It's about three times as tall as a Vinson Massif
The height of a Vinson Massif is about 4.8920 kilometers.
(a.k.a. Mount Vinson) (Antarctica)
Mount Vinson, the highest peak of the Vinson Massif mountain, reaches 4.8920 kilometers at its peak. The mountain is named after Georgia Congressman Carl Vinson who emphatically promoted Antarctic exploration in the 1930s.
It's about three times as tall as a Puncak Jaya
The height of a Puncak Jaya is about 4.8840 kilometers.
(a.k.a. Mt. Carstensz, a.k.a. Carstensz Pyramid, a.k.a. Nemangkawi, a.k.a. Carstensz Toppen, a.k.a. Gunung Sukarno) (Papua province, Indonesia)
The highest point in Oceania (and therefore one of the seven summits) peak of Puncak Jaya is 4.8840 kilometers. Dutch explorer Jan Carstenszoon, the mountain's namesake, is said to have been ridiculed for claiming to have seen snow near the equator when he reported his discovery of the peak in 1623.
It's about three-and-a-half times as long as The Indianapolis Motor Speedway
The length of The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is about 4.02336 kilometers.
(Speedway, Indiana) (rectangular oval course)