Introducing a video comparing the sizes of the various celestial bodies of the solar system which is very interesting.
The Earth’s diameter is 12,756 km while the diameter of the Moon.
Mercury is the smallest planet in the solar system with a diameter of 4,879 km, which is a little larger than the Moon.
The Earth’s neighbour, the planet Mars is surprisingly small with a diameter of 6,805 km.
The planet closest the Earth is Venus and is about the same size with a diameter of 12,104 km.
And, here is the largest planet, Jupiter which has a diameter of 142,984 km!
Saturn is also very big with a diameter of 120,536 km. When the hoops are also added to its diameter, it is considered the largest planet in the solar system.
Uranus and Neptune are respectively similar in size. Uranus has a diameter of 51,118 km while Neptune has a diameter of 49,528 km.
And, here is the Sun with the incredible diameter of 1,392,000 km!!
The visual scale of the Sun is amazing…
The Sirius Star has a diameter that is 1.8 times bigger than that of the sun!
Please take a look at this video to these incredible planets and stars of the universe!
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By the way, the stars which include the Sun are called stellar giants. These include the blue giant, red giant, red supergiant with their comparative sizes shown below. In short, there are many stars that are much larger than the Sun that exist in our universe!
Looking up at the sky at night, there are so many other planets and satellites that one can view that have different sizes making the universe so amazing to consider…