# Is Jupiter smaller than the sun?

Jupiter, on the other hand, is not larger than the sun. Jupiter has an average radius of 69,911 km (it is highly oblate), while the solar radius is 695,700 km. As a result, the sun is nearly ten times larger than Jupiter—-9.731 times larger, to be precise. The sun is 1047.6 times heavier than Jupiter in terms of mass.

However, Jupiter is much more luminous than the sun. It has a mean surface temperature of -458°C and a mean atmospheric pressure of 1.3 million Pa (the same as Earth's). The sun has about 100 times more mass than Jupiter but it is also 100 times hotter and over 100,000 times more luminous.

These are some basic facts about Jupiter and the Sun that you should know if you want to write an effective science fiction story.

## What is the mass of Jupiter compared to the sun?

Dimensions and mass Jupiter is significantly bigger and far less dense than Earth; its volume is equivalent to around 1,321 Earths, although it is only 318 times as heavy. Jupiter has a radius roughly one-tenth that of the Sun and a mass one thousandth that of the Sun, therefore the densities of the two planets are similar. The mass of Jupiter is difficult to estimate with precision because its shape is not very well known.

The solar mass is about $1.988 \times 10^{33}$ grams. So the mass of Jupiter is about 0.04 solar masses. This means that Jupiter could fit within the Sun if it were reduced in size to about 15 million km across.

Jupiter has more than 100 moons, which make it by far the most massive planet in our solar system. Saturn has 29, so they are equal in mass or almost so. But Jupiter weighs about 1,400 times as much as Saturn.

The largest moon, Jupiter, has a diameter of 469 miles (755 kilometers). That's larger than both California and India put together! Even though Jupiter is mostly made up of hydrogen and helium, it has a small core of rock and iron inside. This may be the reason why it takes on such an enormous size - to contain its intense gravity.

Saturn has 47 miles (76 kilometers) while Uranus has 17 miles (27 kilometers). Neptune has 30 miles (48 kilometers).

## What is Jupiter's size compared to the Sun?

Jupiter has a diameter of 86,881.4 miles. The Sun has a diameter of 864,337.3 miles, which is nearly ten times that of Jupiter. Interesting fact: you could put *all* of the other planets within Jupiter; you could fit 1,000 Jupiters inside the Sun... this gives you a greater perspective on the sizes of the planets in the Solar System.

Jupiter takes 12 years to orbit the Sun, while Earth takes 365 days. So when viewing Jupiter from Earth, we see it pass across the face of the Sun every 12 years. This is why there are 13 months on Jupiter (and not just 12).

Jupiter is by far the most massive planet in the Solar System. It weighs more than five Earths and its mass is about 1.8 times that of all the other planets combined. Even though it was once thought to be the center of the Solar System, recent research has shown that the Sun is actually 10 million kilometers away from Earth at its closest approach.

The giant planets' large sizes can be attributed to their formation history. Gas giants like Jupiter form when loose clouds of gas and dust become concentrated into a disk around the young star. As these gases collapse under their own weight, they collect into balls of rock and ice that grow larger over time. This process can continue for many hundred thousand years before the remaining gas is consumed and the planet reaches its full size.

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