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How Big is our Solar System

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For more information on our Solar System, check out our article: What Solar System Are We In?

How Big is our Solar System and How Long Would it Take to Travel Within it?

The Space Shuttle travels at roughly 28,000 miles per hour, which means in 24 Earth hours, you’d travel 672,000 total miles.

You’d be able to travel around the Earth (at its surface) 26.9 times in a single day! Now let’s see how big our solar system really is!

How Big is our Solar System: The Sun

  • The Sun’s circumference is about 2,713,406 miles.
  • You could line up 109 Earths across the face of the Sun.
  • The Sun contains 99.8% of the mass of the entire Solar System.

How Big is our Solar System: Mercury

  • Mercury is 37,182,322 miles from the Sun.
  • It would take 55 days travel time from the Sun to Mercury on the Space Shuttle.
  • That’s the same as 0.15 year travel time.

How Big is our Solar System: Venus

  • Venus is 65,069,065 miles from the Sun.
  • It would take 96 days travel time from the Sun to Venus on the Space Shuttle.
  • That’s the same as 0.26 year travel time.

How Big is our Solar System: Earth

  • Earth is 92,955,807 miles from the Sun.
  • It would take 138 days travel time from the Sun to Earth on the Space Shuttle.
  • That’s the same as 0.38 year travel time.

How Big is our Solar System: Mars

  • Mars is 139,433,710 miles from the Sun.
  • It would take 207 days travel time from the Sun to Mars on the Space Shuttle.
  • That’s the same as 0.57 year travel time.

How Big is our Solar System: Jupiter

  • Jupiter is 511,256,940 miles from the Sun.
  • It would take 760 days travel time from the Sun to Jupiter on the Space Shuttle.
  • That’s the same as 2.08 years travel time.

How Big is our Solar System: Saturn

  • Saturn is 883,080,169 miles from the Sun.
  • It would take 1,314 days travel time from the Sun to Saturn on the Space Shuttle.
  • That’s the same as 3.6 years travel time.

How Big is our Solar System: Uranus

  • Uranus is 1,784,751,499 miles from the Sun.
  • It would take 2,656 days travel time from the Sun to Uranus on the Space Shuttle.
  • That’s the same as 7.28 years travel time.

How Big is our Solar System: Neptune

  • Neptune is 2,825,856,541 miles from the Sun.
  • It would take 4,205 days travel time from the Sun to Neptune on the Space Shuttle.
  • That’s the same as 11.52 years travel time.

How Big is our Solar System: Pluto

  • Pluto is 3,625,276,483 miles from the Sun.
  • It would take 5,395 days travel time from the Sun to Pluto on the Space Shuttle.
  • That’s the same as 14.78 years travel time.

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    • Thanks, Ajay! I definitely appreciate you commenting.

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