Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 1 - Think and Explain: 26

Answer

The Sun's average radius is 6.96 $\times10^{8}$ meters, and the distance between the Earth and the moon is 3.84 $\times10^{8}$ meters. So the Sun’s radius is over 80% larger than the distance between the Earth and moon, and could easily swallow up the Earth-moon system. This is surprising!

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