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solar mass

(MSun, Msun)
(mass unit representing the mass of the Sun)

The unit, solar mass, the mass of the Sun, is commonly used as a unit of mass for astronomical objects. It is roughly 2 × 1030 kilograms, or more precisely 1.98847 × 1030.

Some examples:

Body solar masses
Jupiter 0.00095
Neptune 5 × 10-5
Earth 3 × 10-6
Moon 3.69 × 10-8
O-type star 16 to 90
G-type star 0.8 to 1.04
M-type star 0.08 to 0.45
Taurus-Auriga Complex 35000
Milky Way 1.1 × 1012
Milky Way supermassive black hole 4.1 × 106

(unit,mass,Sun,astronomy)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_mass

Referenced by pages:
A-type star (A)
asymptotic giant branch (AGB)
astronomical quantities
B-type star (B)
black hole (BH)
blue horizontal branch (BHB)
Bok globule
Chandrasekhar limit
CNO cycle
core collapse supernova (CCSN)
DQ Tau
dredge-up
exotic star
F-type star (F)
galaxy cluster (CL)
galaxy formation
giant molecular cloud (GMC)
Hayashi track
horizontal branch (HB)
HD 209458 b
HD 80606 b
helium flash
HFLS3
high-velocity cloud (HVC)
initial mass function (IMF)
Jupiter
K-type star (K)
Kennicutt-Schmidt law
Laniakea Supercluster
luminous blue variable (LBV)
LHS 1140
Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC)
Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT)
low mass star (LMS)
Messier 84 (M84)
mass
mass-luminosity relation
mass-to-light ratio (M/L)
M-type star (M)
Milky Way
molecular cloud
main-sequence lifetime (MS lifetime)
neutron star (NS)
O-type star (O)
open cluster (OC)
PG 1159 star
planetary nebula (PN)
post-main-sequence star
red dwarf
red-giant branch (RGB)
Ross 154
Ross 248
Schwarzschild radius
star formation rate (SFR)
supermassive black hole (SMBH)
Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC)
Smith Cloud
supermassive star (SMS)
solar wind
spectral class
starburst galaxy
stellar-mass black hole
subdwarf (sd)
subgiant
substellar object
Sun
supercluster
Taurus-Auriga Complex
Tolman-Oppenheimer-Volkoff limit (TOV)
T-Tauri star (TTS)
TW Hydrae (TW Hya)
Vega
WASP-33b
WASP-67b
white dwarf (WD)
Wolf-Rayet star

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