How Many Times Could Jupiter Fit Inside The Sun?


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Samuel Chiltern answered
There seems to be a lack of clarity about the precise answer to this question. This is probably because many calculations assume that Jupiter and the Sun are perfectly spherical, which isn't really the case.

I'm not a good enough mathematician to give you a definitive answer to your question, but I can tell you that the volume of the Sun is approximately 1000 times greater than the volume of Jupiter. This means that you could fit Jupiter 'inside' the Sun 1000 times over.

The Planet Jupiter
Jupiter is known as a gas giant - it is the largest planet in the solar system, and is primarily made of hydrogen and helium. It is the fifth-farthest planet from the Sun -  and (on average) is a distance of approximately 778 million kilometres away.

Jupiter has an orbital period of 12 years, but spins on its axis incredibly quickly, meaning that a typical day lasts for just under 10 hours.

Jupiter now has at least 67 confirmed moons, the largest of which - Ganymede - is larger than Mercury.

The Sun
The Sun is the centre of our solar system, around which all other bodies orbit. Its diameter is 109 times that of the Earth, and accounts for 99.86% of the mass of the entire solar system.

Three quarters of the Sun's mass consists of hydrogen, with most of the remainder accounted for by helium.
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Anonymous answered
Volume of Jupiter: V=4/3 π (71492)3
= 1 530 000 000 000 000 km3

Volume of the Sun: V=4/3 π (696000)3
  = 1.41 x 1018 km3

Divide the volume of the Sun by that of the Jupiter. We get about 900 - so about 900 Jupiters could fit inside the Sun.
SIVAH. ADHARSH. answered
Nearly 900.

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