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# How much in tonnes does the sun lose in weight each year?

Question #79603. Asked by miffy42. (Apr 28 07 8:38 AM)

big-al1st

Hi Miffy my friend try this site
www.phy6.org/stargaze/Lsun2vue
They show the calculation used and reckon about 1 million tons a second.
Al

 Apr 28 07, 10:55 AM
tragic_flawed

Several sites- some estimates might be anywhere from 600-700 million tonnes burn every second- so 19 X 10 ^15 tonnes- or maybe more depending on the site. http://sunearthday.nasa.gov/2007/locations/ttt_solarenergy.php

http://www.solarspace.co.uk/Sun.php

 Apr 28 07, 10:57 AM
zbeckabee

Energy generated in the Sun's core takes a million years to reach its surface. Every second 700 million tons of hydrogen are converted into helium ashes. In the process 5 million tons of pure energy is released; therefore, as time goes on the Sun is becoming lighter.

http://www.solarviews.com/eng/sun.htm

 Apr 28 07, 3:53 PM

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