According to several studies, about 1,000 Jupiter’s could fit in the sun. This calculation was made using the volume of the Sun compared to Jupiter.
Jupiter has a radius of about 69,911 km as opposed to 695,700 km for the sun – so the radius of the sun is almost exactly ten times that of Jupiter.
Since the volume of a sphere is proportional to the cube of the radius, the Sun’s volume is 10 x 10 x 10, or 1,000 times that of Jupiter. Jupiter might seem impressive in this regard, but it would only take about 1000 Jupiter-sized planets to fill the sun.
Jupiter’s average density is about 1.326 g/cc, while the Sun’s average density is 1.408 g/cc…so the Sun has a higher average density. The mass of Jupiter is 1.90 × 10²⁷ kg. The mass of the Sun is 1,047 times that, 1.99 × 10³⁰ kg. Their composition is almost the same: 90% hydrogen and 10% helium.
Both bodies are very similar in composition, and since the Sun is much larger, the increase in gravitational compression should increase the Sun’s density far more than Jupiter’s, but the Sun produces a lot of energy from nuclear fusion, so radiation pressure decreases the density of the sun, making them very close together in density.
Accourding to NASA, At an average distance of 484 million miles (778 million kilometers), Jupiter is 5.2 astronomical units away from the Sun. An astronomical unit (abbreviated as AU) is the distance from the sun to the earth. At that distance, it takes sunlight 43 minutes to travel from the Sun to Jupiter.
How many earths can fit in Jupiter?
Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. Jupiter is so big that all the other planets in the solar system would fit in it. More than 1,300 Earths would fit in Jupiter.
To know how many Earths really fit in three dimensions, you need to consider the total volume, which you can calculate using the simple formula 4/3 x Pi x Radius2.
If we do the math, we find that Jupiter has a volume of 1.43 x 1015 km³ (1,430 trillion cubic kilometers; 343 trillion cubic mi), while Earth has a volume of 1.08 trillion km3 (259 million miles). Divide one by the other and you get a value of 1299, which means you could fit nearly 1300 Earths in Jupiter.
In short, the king of the planets is much, much, much bigger than the planet we call home. If we someday hope to live near Jupiter (i.e., colonize its moons), we’ll be able to appreciate just how big it is up close. Until then, these impressive figures will have to suffice!
How many Earths can fit in Jupiter Red Spot?
With such a difference in size, it only makes sense that 1,300 Earths could fit inside Jupiter. It would take 3.5 Earths alone to fit over Jupiter’s red spot. Jupiter is massive compared to our tiny planet, so of course it would take that many earths to fill Jupiter.
The Great Red Spot is a storm roughly 16,000 km (10,000 miles) wide, churning in Jupiter’s southern hemisphere, featuring crimson clouds spinning counterclockwise at high speed. It’s one of the wonders of the solar system and has existed for centuries, but scientists have understood little about what lies beneath its surface.