Did You Know?
The Sun's size
The Sun is so big that 106 Earths could fit across its diameter and 1,300,000 Earths could fit inside of it.
Jupiter is actually pretty big, but still not even close to being as big as the Sun. It's so big 1,300 Earth's could fit inside of it.
The Sun's size
The Sun is so big that Jupiter is just as big as it's core.
The Sun's mass
The Sun accounts for 99.8% of the Solar System's mass. Now that's big.
There is a star, called Betelgeuse, that is 450,000,000 miles in diameter, and the Sun is just a dot compared to it. Now that's really big.
Jupiter has 63 moons! While Saturn has 60 and the planet with the 3rd most moons is Uranus with only 27 moons, but that's still a lot compared to Earth with only 1.
The Sun's Axis
Did you know that the Sun actually rotates on an axis, well it does. It takes the Sun 25 days to turn on its axis.
Size of Moons
The biggest moon in the Solar System is, of course, around Jupiter. It is called Ganymede and it is 3,280 miles in diameter. And of course the second biggest moon is around the second biggest planet, Saturn. That moon is Titan which is 3,200 miles in diameter.
Mt. Everest isn’t the biggest mountain.
Mt. Everest stretches 8850 meters above sea level, but it has a head start due to the general uplift from the Himalayas. The Hawaiian volcano Mauna Kea is 10,314 meters from base to apex so even though it only reaches to 4205 meters above sea level, it’s a bigger mountain than Everest.
The Moon's Size
Also, did you know that our Moon is the 4th biggest in our Solar System.
Extrasolar Planet's Size
There is another planet around a different star, known as extrasolar planets, that is 5 times bigger than Jupiter, and it's name is 2M1207b.