Sunday, January 22, 2017

Fishing the High Castle - Wonderbury Podcast #3

This week, we talk about Fish, High Castles, the size of things and maths.


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Math mentioned in the episode.

Relative mass

Sun: 1.99x10^30 kg

Mercury: 3.30x10^23 kg

Venus: 4.87x10^24 kg

Earth: 5.97x10^24 kg

Mars: 6.42x10^23 kg

Asteroid Belt: 3.20x10^21 kg (maximum estimation)

Jupiter: 1.90x10^27 kg

Saturn: 5.68x10^26 kg

Uranus: 8.68x10^25 kg

Neptune: 1.02x10^26 kg

Pluto: 1.30x10^22 kg (included for completeness)

The combined mass of everything except the Sun comes to approximately 0.13% of the total. So the Sun does account for 99.86% of the overall mass.

The planets and asteroid belt together come to 2.67x10^27 kg. Jupiter makes up approximately 71% of that.

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