The Mass of the Sun

#1 Estimate the mass of the sun! Record your estimate here.

Mass of the Sun ~ kg

Hopefully, by completing this activity, you see that physics can be very useful! We can determine the mass of the sun without needing a really large scale that can withstand millions of degrees in temperature and without having to figure out how to get the sun onto our scale. This is one of the key goals behind much of science -- finding out how to do something in a way much easier than before.

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