# For the following hypothetical changes in astronomical bodies answer whether the change would make the specified property L - Larger, S - Smaller, or N - Not changed. (If the first is L and the rest S, enterLSSSS).A) If the mass of the Sun were doubled and the Earth kept the same distance, the period of the Earth's orbit would be .....B) If the distance between two planets is increased, the force of gravity between them is .....C) If the mass of an object dropped on the surface of Mercury were increased, the acceleration of the object would be .....D) If the mass of Mars were greater (but its radius were the same), the acceleration due to gravity on its surface would be .....E) If the radius of the Earth were larger (but the mass were the same), the force of gravity on objects on its surface would be .....

Physics for Scientists and Engineers: Foundations and Connections
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Author:Katz, Debora M.
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Chapter7: Gravity
Section: Chapter Questions
Problem 3PQ: For many years, astronomer Percival Lowell searched for a Planet X that might explain some of the...
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For the following hypothetical changes in astronomical bodies answer whether the change would make the specified property L - Larger, S - Smaller, or N - Not changed. (If the first is L and the rest S, enter
LSSSS).

A) If the mass of the Sun were doubled and the Earth kept the same distance, the period of the Earth's orbit would be .....
B) If the distance between two planets is increased, the force of gravity between them is .....
C) If the mass of an object dropped on the surface of Mercury were increased, the acceleration of the object would be .....
D) If the mass of Mars were greater (but its radius were the same), the acceleration due to gravity on its surface would be .....
E) If the radius of the Earth were larger (but the mass were the same), the force of gravity on objects on its surface would be .....

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