You have likely seen the images claiming that every planet in our solar system could fit between the Earth and Moon (with distance to spare). Is there any truth to this large claim?
There is indeed truth to this fantastic claim! The distance between the Earth and Moon is considerable (and getting greater as the moon slowly gets further away from our planet), measuring about 252,300 miles (or 406,000 kilometers). To figure out if all of the planets would fit within this space we need to do more math.
The number we are looking for is the average diameter of each of the planets (Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune), then subtract that from the Earth to Moon space.
The rough average of all of the above planets' diameter is 236,120 miles or (380,000 kilometers). Doing the math, that gives us more than enough space to fit each of the planets.