Planet Volumes

Planet Volumes

This post uses data on the solar system to answer questions on volume and scientific notation.   The source of data for the problems is an appendix to a web site called nineplanets.org.  


Radius of Sun and Planets
Sun or Planet
Radius(km)
Sun
695000
Mercury
2440
Venus
6052
Earth
6378
Mars
3397
Jupiter
71492
Saturn
60268
Uranus
25559
Neptune
24766
Pluto
1150



Questions:

What are the volumes of the planets and the sun based on the assumption that all of the planets and the sun are perfect spheres?

Calculate the volume of each planet as a percent of the volume of Jupiter?

How many planets might potentially fit inside an area of space the size of the volume of Jupiter?

How many planets the size of Jupiter might fit inside an area the size of the sun?

How many planets the size of the earth might fit inside an area the size of the sun?


Answers to these questions are in the post below.

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