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Textbook Problem

Find the approximate mass of the luminous matter in the Milky Way galaxy, given it has approximately 1011 stars at average mass 1.5 times than of our Sun.

To determine

The approximate mass of the luminous matter in the Milky Way galaxy.

Explanation

Given data:

Mass of the sun is ms=1.99×1030kg.

Number of star is n=1011.

Formula used:

The formula for approximate mass of the luminous matter in the Milky galaxy is,

  M=n×1.5ms   ......... (1)

Calculation:

Substitute the given value in equation (1).

  M=1011×1

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