How big is Jupiter? | Space

It is the largest planet in the solar system, but just how big is Jupiter? The gas giant is approximately 318 times as massive as Earth, according to planetary scientist Alan Boss. If the mass of all of the other planets in the solar system were combined into one “super planet,” Jupiter would still be two and a half times as large.

Radius, diameter and circumference

Jupiter has a mean radius of 43,440.7 miles (69,911 kilometers), according to NASA Science. That’s about a tenth that of the sun. However, its rapid rotation — it spins once every 9.8 hours, according to the journal Acta Astronautica — causes it to bulge at the equator, where the diameter is 88,846 miles (142,984 km). In contrast, the diameter at the poles is only 83,082 miles (133,708 km). This stretched shape is known as an oblate spheroid.