Electrons to the Sun Masses of 27 Objects

A list of the masses of objects varying in size from the smallest electron to the largest Sun measured in grams.

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27 Objects and Their Masses

From the smallest subatomic particle to the largest astronomical formations, everything we see and recognize has a mass. Here are the masses of 27 objects, setting them on a scale from the smallest to the largest. (1 pound = 453.6 grams.)

Mass

(in grams)

1. Electron .000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 911

2. Proton .000 000 000 000 000 000 000 00167

3. Carbon atom .000 000 000 000 000 000 000 0199

4. Glucose molecule (Sugar) .000 000 000 000 000 000 000 598

5. Hemoglobin molecule (Hemoglobin is the red pigment in blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to tissues.) .000 000 000 000 000 000 000 216

6. Bacteriophage ??X174 (A virus that lives within the bacterium Escherichia coli in the human intestinal tract) .000 000 000 000 000 0205

7. Tobacco mosaic virus .000 000 000 000 000 132

8. Escherichia coli cell (A bacterium that lives in the human intestinal tract) .000 000 000 002

9. Chloroplast (Chloroplasts are the location in plant cells where photosynthesis takes place, transforming sunlight into chemical energy and producing food for all life on earth.) .000 000 00013

10. Average body cell (Liver cell) .000 000 002

11. Oriental rat flea (This tiny villain carried the bubonic plague to Europe, producing epidemics that killed as much as a third of the European population during the early Renaissance. Mass given is of a hungry flea.) .00021

12. Honeybee (This hard worker has sweetened our lives since prehistory.) .0288

13. Common house mouse (average) 21

14. Norway rat (average) (This wild and mean brown rat transplanted the oriental rat fleas that carried the bubonic plague to Europe.) 280

15. Bald eagle (average) (National bird of the U.S.) 4,050

16. Human being (average) 67,500

17. Bengal tiger (average) 225,000

18. Blue whale (The largest animal that ever lived was a 100-foot-long blue whale caught in 1931.) 175,500,000

19. Estimated mass of all the diamonds recovered by humans 250,000,000

20. Estimated mass of all the gold recovered by humans 60,000,000,000

21. Giant oil tanker 400,000,000,000

22. Amount of mass directly converted into energy in the Sun each second (This is the mass of sunshine radiated by the sun each second.) 4,500,000,000,000

23. Cheops pyramid (Calculated mass) 5,000,000,000,000

24. The Great Wall of China (Calculated mass) 120,000,000,000,000

25. All the water on the earth 1,300,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

26. Earth 5,977,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

27. Sun 1,990,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

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