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Researcher 238749 Started conversation Aug 13, 2003

While the planets series' information is quite impressive, when using scientific notation you should have one diget followed by decimals and an exponent. For example: Jupiter's mass is written as 1898.6x10^24, when 1.8986X10^27 would be more correct.

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Cefpret Posted Aug 14, 2003

If you use the same power of ten for all planets, masses can be compared more easily. That's common practice in science.

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