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The "Astronomical Unit" May Need an Upgrade as the Sun Loses Mass - Universe Today
The Sun is constantly losing mass. Our closest star is shedding material through the solar wind, coronal mass ejections and by simply generating light. As the burning giant begins a new solar cycle, it continues to lose about 6 billion kilograms (that’s approximately 16 Empire State Building’s worth) of mass per second. This may seem … Continue reading "The “Astronomical Unit” May Need an Upgrade as the Sun Loses Mass"