The star "Kepler 11145123" is the roundest naturally formed object in the universe. The difference between its equatorial and polar radii is only 3 km, which in comparison to its mean radius which is 1.5 million km, makes it extraordinarily spherical. astronomynow.com/2016/11/…
The sun's radius is 0.4% of the distance to the earth (the Parker Probe will reach 96% of the distance to the sun, but will still be 9 sun radii from the sun) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
The Largest star known so far is the red supergiant star W26 with a size ranging between 1,500 and 2,500 solar radii, and the end of its life is nearing cosmosup.com/the-biggest-…
The Asteroid Belt was 'predicted' in 1781 because the radii of the orbits in our solar system follow the pattern [0, 3, 6, etc (doubling every time) + 4] / 10. wikipedia.org/wiki/Astero…
The correct plural of "octopus" is "octopodes". youtube.com/watch?v=wFyY2…
Our sun is not at the center of our solar system.

If I'm reading Wikipedia's article on Jupiter correctly --and I might not be, please tell me if I'm misinformed -- it says that because Jupiter's mass is so large, that the center of the solar system is actually 29,400 miles away from the sun's surface.

> Jupiter is 2.5 times the mass of all the other planets in our Solar System combined β€” this is so massive that its barycenter with the Sun actually lies above the Sun's surface (1.068 solar radii from the Sun's center)

Please note that this site uses cookies to personalise content and adverts, to provide social media features, and to analyse web traffic. Click here for more information.