Hoba West Meteorite

Orders of magnitude (mass)

To help compare different orders of magnitude, the following list describes various mass levels between 10−36kg and 1053 kg.

10-25 kg or less

Factor (kg) Value Item
10−36 1.783 kg One eV/c², the mass equivalent of one electronvolt of energy.
3.6 kg Electron neutrino, upper limit on mass (2 eV/c²)
10−35    
10−34    
10−33    
10−32    
10−31 9.11 kg Electron (511 keV/c²), the lightest elementary particle with a measured nonzero rest mass.
10−30    
10−29    
10−28 1.9 kg Muon (106 MeV/c²)
10−27
yoctogram (yg)
1.661 kg Atomic mass unit (u) or dalton (Da)
1.673 kg Proton (938.3 MeV/c²)
1.674 kg Hydrogen atom, the lightest atom
1.675 kg Neutron (939.6 MeV/c²)
10−26 1.15 kg Lithium atom (6.941 u)
2.99 kg Water molecule (18.015 u)
7.95 kg Titanium atom (47.867 u)
10−25 1.79 kg Silver atom (107.8682 u)
1.6 kg Z boson (91.2 GeV/c²)
3.1 kg Top quark (173 GeV/c²), the heaviest known elementary particle
3.2 kg Caffeine molecule (194 u)
3.45 kg Lead-208 atom, the heaviest stable isotope known

10-25 to 10-19 kg

Factor (kg) Value Item
10−24
zeptogram (zg)
   
10−23    
10−22 1.1 kg Haemoglobin A molecule in blood
10−21
attogram (ag)
   
10−20 10−20 kg A small virus
10−19    

10-18 to 10-13 kg

Factor (kg) Value Item
10−18
femtogram (fg)
   
10−17 1.1 kg Mass equivalent of one joule
4.6 kg Mass equivalent of a calorie
10−16 7 kg Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacterium
10−15
picogram (pg)
   
10−14    
10−13    

10-12 to 10-7 kg

Factor (kg) Value Item
10−12
nanogram (ng)
10−12 kg Average human cell (1 nanogram)
10−11    
10−10 3.5 kg Small grain of sand (0.063 mm diameter, 350 nanograms)
10−9
microgram (µg)
2 kg Mass of human ovum, uncertainty in the mass of the prototype kilogram (2 micrograms)
10−8 2.2 kg Planck mass
10−7    

10-8 to one kg

Factor (kg) Value Item
10−6
milligram (mg)
1–2 kg Typical mass of a mosquito (1–2 milligrams)
10−5
centigram (cg)
1.1 kg Large grain of sand (2 mm diameter, 11 milligrams)
10−4
decigram (dg)
1.5 kg Typical amount of caffeine in one cup of coffee (150 milligrams)
2 kg Metric carat (200 milligrams)
10−3
gram (g)
10−3 kg One cubic centimeter of water (1 gram)
8 kg Typical coins: euro (7.5 grams) and U.S. dollar (8.1 grams)
10−2
decagram (dag)
1.2–4 kg Adult mouse (Mus musculus, 12–40 grams)
2.4 kg Amount of ethanol in one drink (24 grams)
2.8 kg Ounce (avoirdupois) (28.35 grams)
10−1
hectogram   (hg)
0.15 kg Human kidney (150 grams)
0.454 kg Pound (avoirdupois) (454 grams)

one kg to 105 kg

Factor (kg) Value Item
1 kg
kilogram (kg)
1 kg One litre of water, approx.
3 kg Newborn human baby
4.0 kg Women's shotput
5–7 kg Housecat
7.26 kg Men's shotput
101 10–30 kg A CRT computer monitor or television set
15–20 kg Medium-sized dog
70 kg Adult human; large dog
102 180–250 kg Mature lion, female (180 kg) and male (250 kg)
700 kg Dairy cow
907.18474 kg 1 short ton (2000 pounds - U.S.)
103
megagram (Mg)
1000 kg Metric ton/tonne; one cubic metre of water
1016.0469088 kg Ton (British) / 1 long ton (2240 pounds - U.S.)
800–1600 kg Typical passenger automobiles
3000–7000 kg Adult elephant
5000 kg A teaspoon (5 ml) of white dwarf material (5 tonne)
104 1.1 kg Hubble Space Telescope (11 tonnes)
1.2 kg Largest elephant on record (12 tonnes)
1.4 kg Big Ben (Bell) (14 tonnes)
4.4 kg Usual maximum gross mass (truck + load combined) of a Semi-trailer truck (44 tonnes)
6.0 kg Largest Meteorite, Hoba West Meteorite (60 tonnes)
8–10 kg Largest known dinosaur, the Argentinosaurus (80–100 tonnes)
105 1.8x105 kg Largest animal, the blue whale (180 tonnes)
1.87 kg International Space Station (187 tonnes)
6 kg Antonov An-225 (the world's heaviest aircraft) maximum take-off mass (600 tonnes); payload: 250 tonnes

106 to 1011 kg

Factor (kg) Value Item
106
gigagram (Gg)
1.25 kg Trunk of the Giant Sequoia tree named General Sherman (1250 tonnes)
1.5 kg Individual gate of the Thames Barrier
2.041 kg Launch mass of the Space Shuttle (2041 tonnes)
6 kg Largest clonal colony, the quaking aspen named Pando (6000 tonnes)
107 1.1 kg Annual production of Darjeeling tea (11,000 tonnes)
2.6 kg RMS Titanic (26,000 tonnes)
9.97 kg Heaviest train ever (99,700 tonnes): Australia's BHP Iron Ore, 2001 record
108 6.5 kg Largest ship, Knock Nevis, when fully loaded (650,000 tonnes)
109
teragram (Tg)
4.3 kg Amount of matter converted into energy by the Sun each second
6 kg Great Pyramid of Giza
1010
6 kg Amount of concrete in the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest concrete structure
1011 2 kg Amount of water stored in London storage reservoirs (0.2 km³)
3 kg Total mass of the human world population
5 kg Total biomass of Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba, thought to be the most plentiful creature on the planet

1012 to 1017 kg

Factor (kg) Value Item
1012
petagram (Pg)
3.91 kg World oil production in 2001
5.5 kg A teaspoon (5 ml) of neutron star material (5000 million tonne)
~1 kg The mass of a primordial black hole with an evaporation time equal to the age of the universe
1013    
1014 2–3 kg Amount of rock that exploded in the Mount Tambora volcanic eruption in 1815
1015
exagram (Eg)
1 kg Estimated total world coal reserves economically accessible using current mining technology
1016 1 kg 951 Gaspra, the first asteroid ever to be closely approached by a spacecraft
1017 1.6 kg Prometheus (moon), a shepherd satellite for the inner edge of Saturn's F Ring.

1018 to 1023 kg

Factor (kg) Value Item
1018
zettagram (Zg)
5 kg Earth's atmosphere
5.7 kg Hyperion, a moon of Saturn
1019 3 kg 3 Juno, the fifth largest asteroid in the main Asteroid Belt
1020 8.7 kg Ceres, the largest asteroid in the main Asteroid Belt (now officially a dwarf planet)
1021
yottagram (Yg)
1.35 kg Earth's oceans
1.6 kg Charon, the moon of Pluto
2.3 kg Total mass of the Asteroid Belt
1022 1.3 kg Pluto
1.5 kg Triton, largest moon of Neptune
7.35 kg Earth's Moon
1023 1.3 kg Titan, largest moon of Saturn
1.5 kg Ganymede, largest moon of Jupiter
3.2 kg Mercury
6.4 kg Mars

1024 to 1029 kg

Factor (kg) Value Item
1024 4.9 kg Venus
6.0 kg The Earth
1025 3.0 kg Lowest estimate of the mass of the Oort cloud
8.7 kg Uranus
1026 1.0 kg Neptune
5.7 kg Saturn
6.0 kg Highest estimate of the mass of the Oort cloud
1027 1.9 kg Jupiter
1028 1–17 kg Brown dwarf stars
1029 3.4 kg Barnard's Star, a near red dwarf star

1030 to 1035 kg

Factor (kg) Value Item
1030 2 kg Sun; one solar mass
2.9 kg Chandrasekhar limit (1.44 solar masses)
1031 4 kg Betelgeuse, a red supergiant star
1032 6 kg to 8 kg Hyades star cluster; 300 to 400 solar masses
1033 1.6 kg Pleiades star cluster; 800 solar masses
1034 2 kg lower mass range of a Giant molecular cloud;
tens of thousands to millions of solar masses
1035 7.3 kg Jeans mass of a Giant molecular cloud at 100K and density 30 atoms per cc;
possible example: Orion Molecular Cloud Complex

1036 to 1041 kg

Factor (kg) Value Item
1036 7.4 kg The supermassive black hole at the center of our Galaxy, associated with the radio source Sagittarius A*
1037    
1038   Typical mass of a globular cluster
1039    
1040 3.6 kg Mass of OJ287, the largest measured supermassive black hole
1041 3.6 kg Visible mass of the Milky Way galaxy

1042 kg and greater

Factor (kg) Value Item
1042 2 kg Total mass of the Milky Way galaxy
1043    
1044    
1045    
1046 2 kg Virgo Supercluster
1047    
1048    
1049    
1050    
1051    
1052 3 kg Mass of the observable universe

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