# How much larger is the solar system than earth?

Feb 12, 2016

Roughly $1 , 174 , 053 , 296$ or $1.174 \cdot {10}^{9}$ times earths size.

#### Explanation:

Earth's radius is 6371 km but for the sake of convenience I will take its diameter 12,742 km as its size.

What we have farthest in Solar system is Oort Cloud, at a distance of 100,000 Astronomical Unit.

As an Astronomical Unit is approx. 149,597,871 km, you can say solar system is $100000 \cdot \frac{149597871}{12742}$ times Earth i.e.

roughly $1 , 174 , 053 , 296$ or $1.174 \cdot {10}^{9}$ times earths size.

Feb 12, 2016

If the comparison is 3-dimensional, the solar system is about 1.3 E+19 times as large as the Earth.

#### Explanation:

The radius of the Earth in AU unit is 4.24 E-05. Using formula for space of a sphere, and assuming that heliosphere has radius 100 AU, the ratio is 1. E+06 / 7.6 E-14 = 1.3 E+19.