How Many Earth’s Would Fit Inside the Sun

Knowing astronomical informations quantitatively is more rewarding that just sheer qualitative.

In deep contrast many centuries back, it is now common knowledge of every relatively educated individual that this average size star – the sun is larger than our Earth and any other planet in the Solar System. But, we seem to settle at that information. What about pushing a bit further our learning into knowing this piece of astronomical information the astronomers does? Knowing our scientific erudition quantitatively is more rewarding than sheer qualitative information.

The ancient intellectual Greeks: Eratosthenes notably found for the first time an ingenious way of measuring the circumference of the earth without leaving Alexandria Egypt. He found that the earth was 39, 350 km just a little short of the modern value of 40,075. 16 km, a remarkable feat taking into account his time where modern scientific tools could be things of impossibility. From this information, the earth’s radius is obtained to be approximately equal to 6380 km, thus the volume of 1.1×1012 km3.

Subsequently, the sun was found to be approximately equal to 1.1×1018 km3 in volume. From this values we found how many earth’s would equal the size of the sun by dividing the sun’s volume by that of the earth’s- it is approximately equal to 1000,000 earths. Thus, the size of the sun can accommodate 1000,000 earths crammed inside it.

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14 Responses to “How Many Earth’s Would Fit Inside the Sun”
  1. nobert bermosa Says...

    On May 4, 2008 at 4:15 am

    wow, that’s fabulous 1M earth,whew,
    on the contrary,not even a single
    planet would fit to the sun-you know
    why?-because it will melt,,lol…

  2. tracy sardelli Says...

    On May 4, 2008 at 4:57 am

    very interesting article, to be honest i never even considered the size of the sun before today. good job.

  3. Lucy Lockett Says...

    On May 10, 2008 at 2:36 am

    Its the first time I have thought about like that! Interesting info.

  4. Josey Says...

    On June 1, 2008 at 5:28 am

    Wow, that’s one big sun! Interesting article.

  5. ashley Says...

    On June 29, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    why did they take so long to tell how many earths can fit into nthe ttimee im going to wiki piedia answers.see yaa

  6. mykelle Says...

    On October 15, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    this is awsem this helped me with mi science report on the earth yahhh…this rokkkzzz.loll

  7. ******** Says...

    On December 10, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    thats sooooo cool

  8. amber Says...

    On February 17, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    wow thats alot of earths in to sun

  9. kathy Says...

    On February 17, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    who cares!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! o and amber doesnt care either so hahhaha

  10. CHAN LEE PENG Says...

    On May 23, 2009 at 4:03 am

    This is brief and interesting! Good presentation too.

  11. shay Says...

    On November 4, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i suck at science it just bores me to death!!!!!!!!!!! :o

  12. xoxo Says...

    On April 25, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Ive always known that the sun is big but I didnt know 1M of Earth could fit in it.

  13. Phoenix Montoya Says...

    On July 17, 2010 at 8:40 am

    This is a very interesting post. Thank you :)

  14. mike hockhurtz Says...

    On January 14, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    ok i will sorry mom

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