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You Can Fit Every Planet in the Solar System Between Earth and the Moon

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posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 03:49 PM
Yup Moon is freaking far!

posted on Nov, 18 2014 @ 07:52 PM

originally posted by: combatmaster
a reply to: lostbook

This io9 just showed up on my facebook news feed... is this how you found them?


posted on Dec, 1 2014 @ 04:53 PM
You can add that mathematical interest to "why do the moon and the sun appear the same size?"

originally posted by: lostbook
What? According to this article on a site called io9, you can fit all of the planets in the Solar System in the space between Earth and its Moon. I thought to myself "....No way. Jupiter alone will cover that distance..." Upon reading the calculations it seems to be correct.

Planet Average Diameter (km)
Mercury 4,879
Venus 12,104
Mars 6,771
Jupiter 139,822
Saturn 116,464
Uranus 50,724
Neptune 49,244
Total 380,008
The average distance from the Earth to the Moon is 384,400 km. And check it out, that leaves us with 4,392 km to spare.

It's important to note that Earth itself isn't included in this calculation, so you can fit all of the planets in the Solar system between the Earth and the Moon, except for Earth itself. Wow, this really changes my perspective if correct.

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