Which Is the Largest Planet in Our Solar System?


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Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. It is approximately 1,120 percent larger than planet Earth and has an estimated radius of 43,441 miles.

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Astronomers believe that Jupiter's large size is responsible for influencing the direction and path of smaller objects in the solar system. Due to its massive size, the planet can either send comets and asteroids flying into the solar system or divert them away. Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and is a gaseous planet with the largest mass in the solar system behind the Sun. Jupiter has a mass of only one thousandth of the Sun, but it has a mass of two and a half times that of any other planet in the solar system.

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