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How many humans can fit inside the sun?

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Many more than all the humans on earth.

If the average human has a body volume of 3 cubic feet (3 cubic foot = 0.084950539776 cubic meters). And the Sun's volume is 1.409 x 1018 1409000000000000000 Cubic kilometers (1 cubic kilometer = 1000000000 cubic meters) which means the volume of the Sun is 1409000000000000000000000000 cubic meters.

Therefore 1409000000000000000000000000/0.084950539776 people could fit into the Sun.

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The sun has a diameter of 865000 miles or 1.39 million kilometers. Its diameter is 109 times the diameter of earth

The formula for volume of a sphere is V=(4/3) πr3

The volume of the sun is therefor 1093 that of Earth or 1.03 x 106 that of Earth
It would take approximately 1.3 million earth-sized objects to fit into the volume of the sun.

About 1.3 million Earth's can fit in the Sun.



The sun has a diameter of 865000 miles or 1.39 million kilometers. Its diameter is 109 times the diameter of earth. The volume of the sun is therefore 1093 (1 295 000) times that of Earth.


it takes 100 earths to make the diameter of the sun, and takes 1,000,000 earths to fill the sun.

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1.3 million earths can fit inside the sun

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About 1.3 million Earth volumes would fit into the Sun's volume.

The volume of the Sun, however, is measured by the photosphere, the outer layer that gives off energy - there is no solid surface. The outer layers of the Sun are much less dense than the Earth. Although the Sun contains 1,300,000 times the volume of the Earth, its mass is only about 322,900 times that of the Earth.

The relative spherical volumes of the Earth and the Sun are difficult to precisely determine, because the Sun's actual diameter is not based on a solid surface. The "photosphere", the visible exterior, is a tenuous gas layer of considerable thickness.

The volume can be approximated using the Sun's polar diameter and the equatorial bulge (much larger than the Earth's). This yields a volume of 1.4 x 1018 km3 for the Sun, which is between 1.2 and 1.3 million times the volume of the Earth.

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If this were done with actual solid objects, to scale, less than a million (960,000) would fit, because packing spheres into spheres leaves space between the smaller spheres, and around the edges.

Using the mathematics of sphere-packing, the Kepler conjecture says the tightest configuration is about 74%. The full math would be:

Volume of a sphere: 4/3 x pi x radius3

Volume of Sun (Vs): ~1.4 x 1018 km3

Volume of Earth (Ve): ~1.08 x 1012 km3

Vs / Ve = 1,296,695 liquid Earths could fit in the Sun

1,296,695 x .74 = ~959,554 solid Earths could fit in the Sun

The Earth has a diameter of about 12700 kilometers (7900 miles).

The Sun has a diameter of about 1.39 million kilometers (865000 miles).

The Sun's diameter is therefore about 109 times the diameter of earth.

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(*More precise measurements would have to define the surface, i.e. include or exclude the outer layers of the Sun. The Sun is not perfectly spherical and has no "solid" surface.)

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The sun has a diameter of 865000 miles or 1.39 million kilometers. Its diameter is 109 times the diameter of earth

The formula for volume of a sphere is V=(4/3) πr3

The volume of the sun is therefor 1093 that of Earth or 1.03 x 106 that of Earth
It would take approximately 1.3 million earth-sized objects to fit into the volume of the sun.

About 1.3 million Earth's can fit in the Sun.



The sun has a diameter of 865000 miles or 1.39 million kilometers. Its diameter is 109 times the diameter of earth. The volume of the sun is therefore 1093 (1 295 000) times that of Earth.


it takes 100 earths to make the diameter of the sun, and takes 1,000,000 earths to fill the sun.

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Since the Sun has about 109 times Earth's diameter, the Sun's volume is 109 x 109 x 109 times greater (somewhat more than a million times greater), since both Earth and the Sun are approximately spheres.

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Volume of similar shapes is proportional to the cube of their linear dimensions.

Diameter of the sun = 865,000 miles

Diameter of the Earth = 7,920 miles

Ratio of volumes = (865,000/7,920)3 = (109.2)3 = 1.3 million (rounded)

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Are you aware that the solar system includes the Sun? The Sun contains most of the mass of the Solar System, though, so the answer (if you include the Sun) would be close to 1, but a little less than 1.

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1,300,000 Earths, meaning that the Sun's volume is 1,300,000 times that of the Earth.

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You could not fit the sun inside the Earth. The sun is over a million times bigger than the Earth.

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The Sun has about 109 times Earth's diameter; that means that its volume is 109 x 109 x 109 (over a million) times larger than Earth.

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