## How do you compare the size of the Sun to those of the planet?

The size of the Sun compared to the planets of the solar system

1. Mercury: The Sun is 277 times larger than Mercury.
2. Venus: The Sun is 115 times larger than Venus.
3. Earth: The Sun is 109 times larger than Earth.
4. Mars: The Sun is 207 times larger than Mars.
5. Jupiter: The Sun is 11 times larger than Jupiter.

## What is the distance of the closest planet from the Sun?

Mercury, the planet closest to the sun, gets as close as 29 million miles (47 million km) in its elliptical orbit, while objects in the Oort Cloud, the solar system’s icy shell, are thought to lie as far as 9.3 trillion miles (15 trillion km).

Which planet is farthest from Earth?

According to recent astronomical data pluto is the planet which is at the farthest distance from earth.

### What’s the farthest planet from the Sun?

Neptune
Neptune is the furthest planet from the Sun in our Solar System but there are dwarf planets further out, notably Pluto. Pluto’s orbit is a much more elongated ellipse than those of the other planets, so for 20 years out of its 249-year orbit, it is in fact closer to the Sun than Neptune.

### How many planet Earths can fit on the surface of the Sun?

1.3 million Earths
So, how many Earths can fit in the Sun? 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.

How many planets are in the universe?

10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 planets
For those of you who like to see gigantic numbers written out in full, around 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 planets in our observable Universe, and that’s only counting planets that are orbiting stars.

#### What is the 2nd farthest planet from the Sun?

In order of distance from the sun they are; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

#### Is Pluto closer to Earth than the Sun?

A dwarf planet also is much smaller than a planet, but it is not a moon because a dwarf planet orbits the sun. On average, Pluto is a distance of 39.5 astronomical units, or AU, from the sun. That is almost 40 times farther from the sun than Earth is.

What if Earth was as big as the Sun?

If our world was as big as the Sun, then, like the water, our soil would have to be spread out to cover a much larger space. Less soil would mean less food, while the demand for food would stay the same.

## How many Earths are in the Sun?

The sun lies at the heart of the solar system, where it is by far the largest object. It holds 99.8% of the solar system’s mass and is roughly 109 times the diameter of the Earth — about one million Earths could fit inside the sun.

## What is the relative distance between the planets?

Relative distance means how far apart the planets are when compared to each other and the sun. area of the solar system between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter filled with asteroids. (AU) (150 million kilometers/93 million miles) unit of distance equal to the average distance between the Earth and the sun.

How far away is Jupiter from the Sun?

For example, stating that the planet Jupiter is 5.2 AU (5.2 Earth distances) from the sun and that Pluto is nearly 40 AU allows you to more easily compare the distances of all three bodies. 4. Introduce the modeling activity.

### What is the unit of distance between Earth and the Sun?

(AU) (150 million kilometers/93 million miles) unit of distance equal to the average distance between the Earth and the sun. width of a circle. celestial body that is nearly spherical but does not meet other definitions for a planet.

### How can I compare the size of the planets between groups?

Distribute one copy of the worksheet Planetary Size Comparison to each group. Have groups use the Planet Size Comparison interactive to find and record data on planet diameters and ratios. Ask: What do you notice about the size of the planets? (Possible response: The inner, rocky planets are smaller than the outer, gaseous planets.)