How Many Planets in Our Solar System Can Fit Between the Earth and the Moon?

The distance between Earth and our moon is 238,855 miles. When you add up the diameters of all the other planets in the solar system, you find that you can actually fit them all between Earth and the moon: the sum of the diameters of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune is 236,126 miles. Reddit user PerplexingPotato decided to illustrate this fact with a handy diagram showing all the planets sitting snugly between Earth and the moon. And with 2,729 miles to spare, you can even fit in dwarf planet Pluto, who’s diameter is 1,429 miles.

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