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Compare the size of the planet Earth to Jupiter in this visualization from NASA. Jupiter is so large that almost 1,000 Earths would fit inside it. This visualization demonstrates the relative sizes of the planets from different perspectives. Compare the volume of Jupiter to a clump of 956 Earth globes next to it and also see the Earths inside a translucent Jupiter.
To view the Background Essay, Teaching Tips, and Student Handouts for this visualization, go to Support Materials below. This resource was developed through WGBH’s Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms project, in collaboration with NASA. Click here for the full collection of resources.