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solar mass

noun
1.
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.
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  • It is easy to see, then, that this "giant planet" would produce enormous tidal elevations in the solar mass.

    The Asteroids Daniel Kirkwood
  • This speed, caused by the solar mass itself, keeps our planet at the same mean distance from the central star.

    Urania Camille Flammarion
British Dictionary definitions for solar mass

solar mass

noun
1.
an astronomical unit of mass equal to the sun's mass, 1.981  × 1030 kilograms M⊙
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