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solar mass

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Definition of solar mass in English:

noun

Astronomy
The mass of the sun used as a unit of mass, equal to 1.989 × 1030 kg.
Example sentences
  • However, most neutron stars have a mass of about 1.35 solar masses, albeit with interesting exceptions.
  • Around 73 percent of the Sun is hydrogen, 25 percent is helium, and all the other elements added together comprise less than 2 percent of the solar mass.
  • Those first generations of stars were made up of stars of many hundred solar masses.

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