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Fraser
2008-Feb-07, 11:00 PM
The Sun is constantly losing mass. Our closest star is shedding material through the solar wind, coronal mass ejections and by simply generating light. As the burning giant begins a new solar cycle, it continues to lose about 6 billion kilograms (that's approximately 16 Empire State Building's worth) of mass per second. This may seem [...]

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