The Biggest Planet
In fact, it’s quite larger than every other planet in the solar system. Jupiter comes in with a radius of 43,441 miles or 69,911 kilometers, which is almost 10,000 miles or 16,000 kilometers larger than the next largest planet, Saturn. In comparison to our lovely little planet, it would take 11.2 earths laid side-by-side to match the diameter of Jupiter. It’s believed that Jupiter’s massive size is responsible for directing the paths of smaller objects within the solar system, either sending comets or asteroids into or away from the inner solar system. Thanks Jupiter, you're awesome.