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Calculate the mass of the Sun based on data for Earth's orbit and compare the value obtained with the Sun's actual mass.
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Final Answer
$1.99\times 10^{30}\textrm{ kg}$ To three significant figures, the calculated value agrees with the accepted value for the mass of the sun.
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