Planet Size Comparison – How Small We Really Are!

Ever wondered or asked yourself the question, how big is Earth compared to other planets. Well this video should help! We are so tiny compared to some planets in our galaxy it blows your mind! Compared to the sun we are tiny, but the sun is tiny compared to Arcturus and Arcturus is tiny compared to Antares!

Our planet earth is one of the smaller planets, but it is pretty large at 7,926 miles in diameter. It takes almost exactly 24 hours to rotate and that’s how we get our day. Did you know that the sun is not a planet but a star? Just like the stars you see at night. Though it is more than 100 times larger than earth it is just average size for a star.

Planet Size comparison Tool
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/interactives/messenger/psc/PlanetSize.html

1 Comment

  • Reply February 5, 2009

    TT

    We are very small creatures.

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