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Fraser
2014-Oct-25, 04:00 PM
I ran into this intriguing infographic over on Reddit that claimed that you could fit all the planets of the Solar System within the average distance between the Earth and the Moon. I’d honestly never heard this stat before, and it’s pretty amazing how well they tightly fit together. But I thought it would be […]

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Spacedude
2014-Oct-25, 09:03 PM
That would make an Excellent Family Photo!..........and then a in short time make a Super Jupiter :)

Amber Robot
2014-Oct-28, 11:19 PM
The average distance from the Earth to the Moon is 384,400 km.

But that's not quite the same as the average distance *between* the Earth and the Moon. Don't you have to subtract the radii of the Earth and Moon from that number? If so, you end up with a number a little smaller and there's not quite enough room anymore. This assumes mean values for everything, so there's some wiggle room to maybe squeeze things in given the right configuration.