1.3 Million: A Visual Representation Of How Many Earths Could Fit Inside The Sun

November 30, 2015

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This is a visual representation of how many earths could fit inside the sun, provided there are actually 1.3-million little blue balls in that plastic sphere. Are there? I have no clue. I've never been good at those 'guess how many gumballs are in the jar' games. I am not very good at estimating. Or guesstimating. I'm not even good at remembering things. Even if you were the one who filled the jar and told me there were 1,782 gumballs in there I would still write "at least a billion" on my little piece of paper before folding it and dropping it in the box.

Thanks to Jerrie F, who informed me the sun makes up 99.86% of the mass of the solar system, which makes it sound awfully greedy if you ask me.

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