• Question: how big is the biggest planet/sun ever found?

    Asked by comandopro456 to Anne, Beth, COLFlight, Jon, Tom on 9 Oct 2015.
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      Columbus Flight Directors answered on 9 Oct 2015:

      Hi commando!
      The largest planet ever found is large about 2 times as large as Jupiter, so about 20 times the Earth.

      However, an interesting question is: how small is the smallest planet ever found outside of the Solar System?
      Because they are so far away, the larger they are the easier it is to see them. It is very difficult to see small planets, the smallest we have found so far, is still larger than the Earth!