# Ahimsa as Non Violence in the Light of Mahatma Gandhi

Topics: Sun, Earth, Astronomical unit Pages: 2 (323 words) Published: March 19, 2013
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The diameter of the Sun is 1,392,000 km, while the equatorial diameter of the Earth is 12,756 km. Compared to the Earth the Sun is HUGE.|
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Now we know the sizes of the Sun and Earth, here's a tricky question.  How many Earths could you fit inside the Sun? The ratio of the Sun's radius to the Earth's radius is1,392,000/12756 = 109.1 This means the ratio of their volumes is 109.1 x 109.1 x 109.1, which is about 1,300,000,and that means that 1,300,000 Earths should fit inside the Sun.But hang on a minute.....| |

Fitting FLAT Earths into a FLAT Sun would leave unfilled gaps so you couldn’t completely fill the Sun.|  | If all the Earths stayed as solid balls, you could probably only fit about 960,000 into a ball the size of the Sun, because of all the wasted space in between. The question of 'exactly how many small balls of a given size can you fit into a larger ball' is a very difficult mathematical problem and has been puzzled over for a long time. We are grateful to Paul Farris who, having visited the Suntrek website, sent us his thoughts on this question (.doc file 87KB).|  | On the other hand if you could melt the Earth into a liquid and pour it into an empty sphere the size of the Sun, then you really could fit in the equivalent of about 1,300,000 Earths, as we calculated before.|

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