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if Jupiter was about the size of a basketball which planet would be about the size of a baseball?

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Submitted : 2018-06-14 03:36:44    Popularity:     

Tags: size  Jupiter  basketball  baseball  planet  

A regulation NBA basketball is 29.5 inches in circumference. A regulation MLB baseball is between 9 and 9 1⁄4 inches in circumference, so call it 9.125 inche

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A regulation NBA basketball is 29.5 inches in circumference.
A regulation MLB baseball is between 9 and 9 1⁄4 inches in circumference, so call it 9.125 inches in circumference.
Jupiter is said to be 272,946 miles in circumference. (Although I fail to see how the circumference of a gas giant is measured.)

(272,946 miles) x (9.125 in / 29.5 in) = 84428 miles
So you're looking for a planet with a circumference of 84,428 miles.

The circumference of Neptune is said to be 96,685 miles.
The circumference of Uranus is said to be 99,786 miles.

So Neptune is closer to the desired circumference.

Guessing, I’d say Neptune.

Uranus would be a softball* and Neptune would be 14% larger than a baseball. How wide a margin is "about"?



*35% larger than a baseball.

Probably Neptune or Uranus. https://www.universetoday.com/36649/plan... Earth and Venus look to be about golf ball size.



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