How big is Jupiter? | Space

It’s the largest planet in the solar system, but how big is it? Jupiter? This gas giant is about 318 times more massive The earthaccording to planetary scientist Alan Boss. If the masses of all the other planets in solar system Combined into a “superplanet,” Jupiter would still be two and a half times as massive.

Radius, diameter and circumference

Jupiter has an average radius of 43,440.7 miles (69,911 km). NASA Science. That’s about one tenth of the sun. However, its rotational speed is fast – it rotates once every 9.8 hours, according to the magazine Acta Astronautica – causing it to bulge at the equator, where it has a diameter of 88,846 miles (142,984 km). In contrast, the diameter at the poles is only 83,082 miles (133,708 km). This elongated shape is known as a convex sphere. How big is Jupiter? | Space

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