Solar masses

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Solar masses (M) are a unit of measurement, which represent the mass of the Sun. Solar masses are used to measure the masses of other stars, nebula, and even galaxies. The sun's mass is equivalent to approximately two nonillion (or two quintillion in the long scale) kilograms:

M = (1.98847±0.00007)×1030 kg[1][2]

The solar mass is equivalent to about 332946 times the Earth's own mass (M), or 1 048 times Jupiter's mass (MJ).


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