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How many Jupiters could fit inside the sun?

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One thousand Jupiters could fit inside the sun. Jupiter has a diameter of 143,000 kilometers and a volume of 1.4 x 10^15 cubic kilometers. The sun has a diameter of 1,391,684 kilometers and a volume of 1.4 x 10^24 cubic kilometers.

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Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system, and it could hold all the other planets inside its atmosphere. According to one leading scientific theory, Jupiter is actually a failed star. Had the planet been 80 times larger, hydrogen fusion would have begun in the core of Jupiter, and a brown dwarf star would have been born instead of a planet.

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