What is the largest planet?

Nikolay Golovatyuk
Nikolay Golovatyuk
December 26, 2012
What is the largest planet?

One of the favorite activities of man is to compare values. This passion manifests itself from childhood. And, if the child raised his head to the sky, then we should expect the question: which planet is the largest, or something like that. Perhaps not all adults will be able to handle this issue.

The largest planet of the solar system - Jupiter. The gas giant is similar in composition to the Sun, although it is located at a distance of 778 million km from it. The surface is covered with a rarefied ocean boiling under high pressure hydrogen. Elongation at the equator, in Jupiter, is due to the high speed of rotation. Because of this, the day lasts less than 10 hours. The mass of the planet is 318 times more than the Earth’s and makes up more than 72% of the entire planetary mass of the Solar System. It makes a complete revolution around the Sun in almost 12 Earth years.

TrES-4 - the largest planet of all known to science, the planets in the universe. Discovered by scientists in 2006 in the constellation Hercules. The distance from the Sun to the star around which this planet rotates is 1400 light years.It is a sphere consisting of hydrogen, the largest of the Earth 20 times. Its diameter is 1.7 times larger than the diameter of Jupiter. The temperature on the surface of the planet is 12600C. The biggest mystery is how such a low density is kept on this planet that it does not have a solid surface, and you can only dive into it.