# What is the mass distribution within the sun?

Jupiter is roughly 1/1000 the total mass of the sun. To get some idea of what effect Jupiter's gravity may have on the sun I'd like to know the approximate mass distribution of the sun. (i.e) the approximate mass of the core, the radiative zone, the convective zone and of the photosphere?

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you need to edit your question, you must mean that jupiter (not the sun) is 1/1000 . There is an "edit" link under your question – anna v Dec 29 '12 at 8:54
The sun's mass is roughly 1000 times of 1/1000 the total mass of the sun :) – Inquisitive Dec 29 '12 at 9:06
Guys, you know you can edit questions yourselves, right? – Nathaniel Dec 29 '12 at 10:08
Sorry @CrazyBuddy, I meant my comment to be read in a light-hearted fashion. – Nathaniel Dec 29 '12 at 10:17
@CrazyBuddy don't worry, everything's cool :) – Nathaniel Dec 29 '12 at 10:28

NASA give an empirical formula for the density of the Sun:

$$\rho(x) = 519x^4 - 1630x^3 + 1844x^2 - 889x + 155$$

This gives the density in g/cm$^3$, and $x$ is the depth in solar radii i.e. $x = 0$ at the centre and $x = 1$ at the surface.

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To get some idea of what effect Jupiter's gravity may have on the sun I'd like to know the approximate mass distribution of the sun. (i.e) the approximate mass of the core, the radiative zone, the convective zone and of the photosphere?

All these are answered in the wikipedia article on the sun.

This Nasa link has a recent study of the shape of the sun.