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A newly discovered planet orbits a star with the same mass as the Sun with a semi-major axis of 239.36 million kilometers. Its orbital eccentricity is 0.1.
A. Find the planet's orbital period.
B. Find the planet's perihelion distance.
C. Find the planet's aphelion distance.

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