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EXERCISE 32
(a) Let's say you want to put a satellite 384,000 km away from Earth's center. Use Kepler's Third Law, and the reasoning used in Exercise 31 above, to compute the orbital period of such a satellite. Express your answer in days. (b) Compare your answer to Part (a) to the orbital period of the Moon around Earth. If you did the problems correctly they should identical, within the margin of error of your calculations. What does this mean to you? |