Statistics About The Most Dense Planet

The most dense planet in our solar system is Earth, with an average density of 5.52 grams per cubic centimeter.

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"Mercury’s dense iron core makes up about 75% of the planet’s radius."

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"The densest object in our solar system is the Sun, with an average density of 1.41 g/cm³."

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"Earth has the highest density among all planets in the solar system, with a mean density of 5.514 g/cm³."

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"Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, features a density of 1.326 g/cm³."

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"Saturn has the least density among all planets, around 0.687 g/cm³, less than the density of water."

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"Uranus, a gas giant, has a density of 1.27 g/cm³."

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"Neptune’s density is 1.638 g/cm³."

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"The exoplanet Kepler-131b is known as one of the densest exoplanets, with a density of 12.00 g/cm³."

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"Proxima Centauri b has a density of 7.3 g/cm³."

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"Exoplanet KOI-131b boasts a high density of 11.79 g/cm³, surpassing that of all planets in our solar system."

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"Mercury’s core, contributing to its high density, is made up of iron."

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"Earth's core, which is denser than the rest of the planet, is composed mainly of iron and nickel."

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"Earth's oceanic crust is less dense (approx. 3.0 g/cm³) than its continental crust (approx. 2.7 g/cm³), which contributes to the overall planetary density."

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"The standard model of planet formation predicts that gas giants should be less dense the farther they are from their sun, as heavier elements condense out of the protoplanetary disk at different distances from the star. This model is consistent with the densities of the gas giants in our solar system."

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"The planets in our solar system can be divided into two main categories based on density: the high-density terrestrial planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars), which are composed mainly of rock and metal, and the low-density gas giants (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune), which are composed mainly of hydrogen and helium."

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"The densest dwarf planet in our solar system is Pluto, with a mean density of 1.9 g/cm³."

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