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How big is Jupiter compared to Earth?

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Jupiter has an equatorial radius approximately 11.21 times larger than Earth's. According to NASA, Earth has an equatorial radius of 6,378.1 kilometers, whereas Jupiter has an equatorial radius of 71,492 kilometers. The Encyclopaedia Britannica states that Jupiter is bigger than all the other planets in the Solar System combined.

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Jupiter is also significantly heavier than Earth and has a mass of 18.98 × 10^26 kilograms; Earth has a mass of 5.9726 × 10^24 kilograms. Jupiter's orbit around the sun lasts for almost 12 Earth years, and the planet has 60 moons, one of which is larger than the planet Mercury.

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