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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 .00095
Neptune 5 × 10-5
Earth 3 × 10-6
Moon 3.69 × 10-8
O-type star 16 to 90
G-type star .8 to 1.04
M-type star .08 to .45
Taurus-Auriga Complex 35000
Milky Way 5.8 × 1011
Milky Way supermassive black hole 4.5 × 106


Referenced by:
A-type star (A)
astronomical quantities
B-type star (B)
black hole (BH)
Bok globule
Chandrasekhar limit
CNO cycle
core collapse supernova
DQ Tau
F-type star (F)
galaxy cluster (CL)
galaxy formation
G-type star (G)
giant molecular cloud (GMC)
Hayashi track
horizontal branch (HB)
HD 209458 b
HD 80606 b
high-velocity cloud (HVC)
initial mass function (IMF)
K-type star (K)
Kennicutt-Schmidt law
Laniakea Supercluster
Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC)
Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT)
low mass star
Messier 84 (M84)
mass-luminosity relation
mass-to-light ratio (M/L)
Milky Way
molecular cloud
neutron star
O5 spectral class (O5)
O-type star (O)
open cluster
red dwarf
red giant
Schwarzschild radius
star formation rate (SFR)
supermassive black hole (SMBH)
Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC)
Smith Cloud
solar wind
spectral class
substellar object
Taurus-Auriga Complex
Tolman-Oppenheimer-Volkoff limit (TOV)
T-Tauri star (TTS)
TW Hydrae (TW Hya)
white dwarf
Wolf-Rayet star