Asked Feb 6, 2019

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.


Expert Answer

Step 1

To calculate the planet's orbital period, we use the Kepler`s law,

Step 2

Here, p is period in years and a is length of semi-major axis in AU

The length semi-major axis, a = 239.36 million kilometers

In AU, a = 1.60002277359 AU


Step 3

Thus, planet`s orbital per...

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