# Is the moon the size of a golf ball?

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## How many golf balls would fit in the moon?

But there is an answer to this otherwise seemingly useless bit of trivia. And for those of you wondering…the answer is TWO. There currently are two golf balls on the Moon.

## What else is the size of a golf ball?

Without any further ado, the diameter of a golf ball is 1.68 inches or 42.67 mm. This is the rule set by the United States Golf Association. No, you do not need to manually measure the ball to make sure that it passes golf ball regulations.

## What if Earth was the size of a golf ball?

Complete step-by-step solution: We have taken our earth to be of the size of a golf ball. At this scale, the Sun would be over 15 feet wide and we would be able to fit 1.3 million golf ball-sized earths inside of it. That is enough golf balls to completely fill two school buses.

## Is a golf ball on the moon?

There are two golf balls on the moon. They were taken there by Alan Shepard in 1971, during the Apollo 14 mission. … Apparently, Shepard smuggled the head of a 6-iron, as well as two golf balls, onboard the ship.

## Why is there 3 golf balls on the Moon?

Alan Shepard, part of the Apollo 14 mission, stands as the only person to hit golf balls on the moon. During the mission, Shepard took a few swings and ended up leaving two golf balls to live on the moon forever. Apparently, he fitted an 6 iron head to the handle of a lunar sample collection device.

## How did golf balls get on the Moon?

On Earth, a golf ball doesn’t remain in the air for long as the planet’s gravity quickly pulls it back down. On the moon, a golf ball will travel much farther because the comparatively weak surface gravity will accelerate it back to the surface more slowly.

## What is the smallest golf ball?

The USGA’s minimum golf ball diameter was 1.68 inches, while the R&A’s minimum golf ball diameter was 1.62 inches. The larger ball played in USGA-governed areas became known as the “American Ball”. The smaller ball known as the “Small Ball” or “British Ball” was an option for golfers playing under R&A rules.

## Are bigger golf balls legal?

And yes, it’s legal. Per the rules of golf, a ball cannot be smaller than 1.68 inches. But it can be bigger as long as the ball does not exceed 1.62 ounces.

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## What size is a golf hole?

No, the true diameter of a golf hole is 4.25 inches. What that translates to, kitchen-speak, is a traditional-sized plastic container.

## How big would the sun be if Earth was the size of a marble?

If Earth was 1cm diameter (marble size) the sun would have a diameter of 110cm & be 117 meters away. It’s an interesting exercise to reduce the size of our Solar System, to a size we can recognise but keep it in scale.

## What if the sun was the size of a golf ball?

A student stands in the room holding a golf ball suspended on a string to represent the sun. Other students standing nearby represent the planets. If the 1.68-inch-diameter golf ball represents the sun’s diameter of 864 thousand miles, then the 93 million-mile distance from Earth to the sun would equal about 15 feet.

## How many golf balls fit in the sun?

Divide that 2.5 cubic inches into 1.6 million and you come up with 660,000 golf balls. However, since there are seats and crap in there taking up space and also since the spherical shape of a golf ball means there will be considerable empty space between them when stacked, I’ll round down to 500,000 golf balls.

## Who has played golf on the moon?

Here’s the inside story. Most golfers really want to avoid sand traps, but NASA astronaut Alan Shepard had no choice but to deal with one when wielding a six-iron head on the moon’s dusty surface 50 years ago this month.

## Has anyone played golf on the moon?

It wasn’t Neil Armstrong, it was Alan Shepard of Apollo 14 who played golf on the moon. The “club” he used was a contingency sample extension handle with a no 6 iron head attached. Each astronaut was allocated a certain amount of weight for personal items. Shepard used his to take the club head and three golf balls.

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## Can you hit a golf ball off the moon?

On the moon, with a gravity acceleration six times smaller, the ball would travel six times further and land some 2km away, which is roughly 1.25 miles. “This is how far a professional golf player with modern equipment could hit a drive on the moon.