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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)
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
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
helium flash
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
planetary nebula (PN)
post main sequence star
red clump (RC)
red dwarf
red-giant branch (RGB)
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