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Last Post 10/20/2010 1:07 AM by  Emilia Kilpua
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10/19/2010 10:52 AM

    How many cars would fit on the sun?

    Emilia Kilpua

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    10/20/2010 1:07 AM
    The diameter of the Sun is about 138 0000 km (about 100 times the diameter of the Earth!). The volume of the Sun is 1.4x10^27 cubic meters. This is about 1,3 million times the volume of the Earth so more than one million Earth would fit inside the Sun. Cars are much smaller than the Earth, so it will be huge amounts of cars that would fit into the Sun. Let’s assume that a car is a rectangular box with length of 4 meters, width 2 meters and height 1.5 meters. The volume of the car is then 12 cubic meters. So about 1x10^26 (that means 1 followed by 26 zeros) cars would fit into the Sun! It is much much more than number of cars currently produced.
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