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solar mass

the unit, equivalent to the mass of the sun, in which the masses of stars and other celestial objects are given:
a black hole of one million solar masses. Unabridged
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  • This speed, caused by the solar mass itself, keeps our planet at the same mean distance from the central star.

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  • It is easy to see, then, that this "giant planet" would produce enormous tidal elevations in the solar mass.

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British Dictionary definitions for solar mass

solar mass

an astronomical unit of mass equal to the sun's mass, 1.981 × 1030 kilograms M⊙
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