• Question: whats the mass of the sun

    Asked by georges to Adam on 12 Mar 2012.
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      Adam Stevens answered on 12 Mar 2012:

      I don’t know the number from the top of my head, but the sun contains 99% of all the mass in the solar system.

      So if you added up the Earth, all the other planets, all the asteroid and comets, it would only come to a hundredth of the mass of the Sun.