solar mass


noun

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.

Nearby words

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  9. solar panel,
  10. solar photovoltaic cells

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British Dictionary definitions for solar mass

solar mass

noun

an astronomical unit of mass equal to the sun's mass, 1.981  × 10 30 kilogramsSymbol: M ⊙
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