Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Solar and the 99%

How can it be right that one object, the Sun, contains 99% of the mass in our Solar System while everything else has to make do with less than 1%?
Most of the mass of the Solar System is the Sun 10 Interesting Solar System Facts

In fact, the Sun contains 99.86% of the mass in the Solar System. And the Sun is 73% hydrogen, so most of the matter in the Solar System is hydrogen, with the remaining amount being mostly helium, oxygen and carbon. Everything else, like the metals and rocks is just a tiny fraction of a fraction of the mass in the Solar System. -factsofworld
I'm just askin'.