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How long is 85 nautical miles?

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It's about fourteen times as tall as Maxwell Montes.
In other words, the height of Maxwell Montes is 0.071 times 85 nautical miles.
(Ishtar Terra, Venus)
Maxwell Montes rises to a total height of 5.9 nautical miles. 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 fourteen-and-a-half times as tall as The Challenger Deep (Marianas Trench).
In other words, 85 nautical miles is 14.44 times the height of The Challenger Deep (Marianas Trench), and the height of The Challenger Deep (Marianas Trench) is 0.069252 times that amount.
(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 5.8866 nautical miles below sea level. There has been only one manned expedition to the bottom of Challenger Deep — a 1960 voyage that took 4 hours and 48 minutes to reach the bottom.
It's about one-fifteenth as long as The Colorado River.
In other words, the length of The Colorado River is 14.8 times 85 nautical miles.
(a.k.a. Aha Kwahwat, a.k.a. Grand River, a.k.a. Tizon River, a.k.a. Tecon River, a.k.a. Tison River) (from Grand Lake, Colorado through the Gulf of California)
The Colorado River runs 1,260 nautical miles in length. Along this length, the river descends from its source, approximately 1.48 nautical miles above sea level in the Rocky Mountains, to its mouth in the Gulf of California.
It's about seventeen times as tall as a Mauna Loa.
In other words, 85 nautical miles is 17.17 times the height of a Mauna Loa, and the height of a Mauna Loa is 0.05824 times that amount.
(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 4.968 nautical miles 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 eighteen times as tall as Mount Everest.
In other words, 85 nautical miles is 17.8 times the height of Mount Everest, and the height of Mount Everest is 0.0562 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Mount Chomolungma, 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)
Mount Everest is 4.78 nautical miles above sea level at its summit. The plate tectonics of the Indian subcontinent continuously alter the mountain's peak — raising it by 0.00000216 nautical miles and shifting it to the northeast by 0.00000243 nautical miles each year.
It's about one-twentieth as long as The Danube.
In other words, 85 nautical miles is 0.0552 times the length of The Danube, and the length of The Danube is 18.1 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Donau, a.k.a. Dunaj, a.k.a. Dunav, a.k.a. Duna, a.k.a. Дунав (Dunav), a.k.a. Dunărea, a.k.a. Дунáй (Dunay), a.k.a. Tuna) (from Breg Martinskapelle, Black Forest, Germany through the Danube Delta, Romania)
The Danube river runs 1,540 nautical miles in total length. Intersecting Vienna, Austria; Bratislava, Slovakia; Budapest, Hungary; and Belgrade, Serbia, the Danube touches more capital cities than any other river.
It's about one-twentieth as long as The Oregon Trail.
In other words, 85 nautical miles is 0.0451 times the length of The Oregon Trail, and the length of The Oregon Trail is 22.2 times that amount.
(from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon)
The historic Oregon Trail stretched 1,880 nautical miles across five (sometimes six) states in the western United States. In the early years of the Trail's existence, the trip was estimated to have taken an average of 160 days.