They don't call Jupiter the king of planets for nothing

(CBS) - And now for some amazing astronomy. It's hard to visualize just how big the planets are. For example, Jupiter is 88,846 thousand miles in diameter. That's pretty big, but how big? This video attempts to answer that question by showing how big planets would look in our sky if they were the same distance from Earth as our moon. Well, how big are they? For those who haven't taken the hint, Jupiter is really, really big.

Of course, if Jupiter were really that close, we'd all get sucked it by the gas giant's gravity and it would be game over for Earth. But let's not dwell on that. Credit goes to Brad Goodspeed for this awe-inspiring video.


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