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What is the smallest planet in our solar system?

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Mercury is the smallest planet in our solar system; Jupiter is the largest.Pluto was once considered to be the smallest planet, but since Pluto is no longer thought to be a planet, Mercury now takes the title.

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What is the smallest planet in our solar system?
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Mercury is roughly 38 percent of the diameter of Earth. Earth is 12,742 kilometers across, while Mercury is just 4,879 miles across. Mercury's volume is even smaller in comparison — just 0.05 percent of the Earth's volume. Twenty planets the size of Mercury could fit inside the earth if the earth were hollowed out. Nonetheless, it is a dense planet composed mainly of rock and iron.

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