How many times bigger than Jupiter is the sun?
The Sun's diameter is 864,938 miles (1,391,980 km). This is almost 10 times larger than the planet Jupiter and about 109 times as big as the Earth.
Nope, the Sun is much, much bigger than the Earth. From here on Earth, the Sun looks smaller than the Earth, but that's only because you're much closer to the Earth than the Sun. You're standing on the surface of the Earth, while the Sun is 150 million km away.
- The moon's mass is 7.35 x 1022 kg, about 1.2 percent of Earth's mass. Put another way, Earth weighs 81 times more than the moon. The moon's density is 3.34 grams per cubic centimeter (3.34 g/cm3).
- Mars is much smaller and has only 10 percent of the mass of the Earth. Conventional solar system formation models generate good analogs to Earth and Venus, but predict that Mars should be of similar-size, or even larger than Earth.
- The answer is that it would take 1.3 million Earths to fill up the Sun. That's a lot of Earths. The Sun makes up 99.86% of the mass of the Solar System. And it's the giant planets like Jupiter and Saturn which make the most of that remaining .14% of the Solar System.
The Sun has a radius 100 times that of the Earth which means that about 1,000,000 (1 million) Earths would fit into the Sun! By the way, take a look at the NASA Kids site. I think you might like it.
- A: The biggest star size-wise is VY Canis Majoris, which is about 2,000 times wider than our sun. You can fit 9.3 billion of our suns into VY Canis Majoris.
- Neptune is the fourth largest planet in the solar system. It possesses nearly 58 times the volume of planet Earth. This means 58 Earths could fit inside Uranus if it were hollow. Neptune is 17 times as massive as Earth and has 15 times its surface area.
- Jupiter is so big that all the other planets in the solar system could fit inside it. More than 1,300 Earths would fit inside Jupiter. Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun. From Earth, it is almost always the second brightest planet in the night sky.
The diameter of the Sun is about 400 times larger than the Moon's, but it is also roughly 400 times farther away from Earth. These two qualities almost cancel each other out, and the Sun usually winds up looking either the same size or just a wee bit bigger than the moon to us.
- The diameter of the Sun is about 400 times larger than the Moon's, but it is also roughly 400 times farther away from Earth. These two qualities almost cancel each other out, and the Sun usually winds up looking either the same size or just a wee bit bigger than the moon to us.
- 1919: During a total solar eclipse, Sir Arthur Eddington performs the first experimental test of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity. The findings made Einstein a celebrity overnight, and precipitated the eventual triumph of general relativity over classical Newtonian physics.
- In our Solar System the Sun which is a star, is the biggest object. We do not know any planet bigger than the Sun, but we know that far away there are other stars bigger than our Sun and there are some smaller than it.
Updated: 26th October 2019