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:
- 2014 Astronomical Constants http://asa.usno.navy.mil/static/files/2014/Astronomical_Constants_2014.pdf
- NIST CODATA http://physics.nist.gov/cgi-bin/cuu/Value?bg
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