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All of the Planets in Our Solar System Would Fit in between the Earth and Its Moon

If you lined up all of the planets in our solar system with the exception of Pluto, they would fit neatly between the Earth and the Moon with only about 2,729 miles to spare.

Redditor CapnTrip made this illustration of this fascinating fact. Frasier Cain of io9 came up with slightly different numbers from NASA, but found that CapnTrip was mostly correct.

Add in Pluto and the number drops to about 1,299 miles.


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Actually if the planets are lined up equator to equator then they wouldn't fit the size used was the average size the planets are not spheres but oblate spheroids, so the diameter at the equator is slightly bigger, and if you are going to include Pluto then you have to add in the other planetoids (some that are bigger than Pluto)
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