Big, Bigger, Biggest
Although the Sun looks small from Earth, it is really much, much bigger than our planet (and any other planet in the solar system). The Earth is actually one of the smaller planets compared to the giant planets in the outer solar system - Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. The table below lists the diameters of the planets and the Sun compared to the Earth.
||How Big Are They Compared to Earth?
||109 times larger than Earth!
||Less than half the size of Earth
||About the same size as Earth
||About half the size of Earth
||More than 11 times larger than Earth
||More than 9 times larger than Earth
||About 4 times larger than Earth
||A little less than 4 times larger than
||The smallest planet! Only one-fifth the size of Earth.
Last modified January 5, 2004 by Lisa Gardiner.
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