THE MASS OF THE SUN IN THE ERA OF PLANET FORMATION,
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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The mass of the sun in the initial moment of its existence is calculated to be 5.5 times the contemporary mass, on the basis of the evaporation of the nebula up to Jupiters formation zone. It is assumed that the radius R of the nebula-evaporation zone is 5.0 astr. units. At that time the luminosity L was 912 times the present luminosity Lo. Earth-size planets began to form only after L was but a few times greater than Lo. The final mass of the captured dust, from which the earth-sized planets were eventually formed was about 10 to the 27th power g, which comprised about 10 of the mass of the planets. The suns mass during the era of the formation of the earth-sized planets is calculated to be 2.2 times the contemporary mass, assuming R 0.35.