What Is The Largest Planet?



We know that Earth isn't the largest planet - but which of the other 7 is?

There are 8 planets in our solar system. These planets are: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus & Neptune. Pluto was the 9th planets, but a few years ago it was classified as a dwarf planet.

The largest planet in the solar system is Jupiter. Jupiter is actually over 300 times larger than earth - and if Jupiter was a hollow shell - you could fit over 1,000 Earths inside of it.

Jupiter also has 63 moons which is the most in the solar system. Jupiter is also famous for the Great Red Spot which is visible on Jupiter. The Red Spot was created by a storm that has been happening for hundreds of years.

Jupiter is an enormous planet - however life could never exist on Jupiter. The planet has too much gas, and the gravity force is way to high. Plus, the Sun sits so far away from Jupiter that the temperatures would too cold.

After Jupiter, the next largest planet is Saturn. Saturn is extremely large, in fact Jupiter is only about 15% bigger than Saturn. However, the mass of Saturn is extremely smaller than Jupiter's. Jupiter has a mass of over 3 times the size of Saturn.





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