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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Comparison of planet sizes & stars

Images are provided by co-intelligence
  • Sun has a diameter equal to 109 Earths and mass equal to 332,946 Earths.
  • Jupiter's mass is equal to 317.8 Earths and has an escape velocity of 59.5 km/s. (Escape velocity of earth is 11.2km/s)
  • Pluto has a mass equal to 0.0021 Earths and an escape velocity of 1.2 km/s.

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