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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
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Textbook Problem

Suppose an asteroid has a semimajor axis of 4 AU. How long does it take the asteroid to go around the Sun? (a) 2 years (b) 4 years (c) 6 years (d) 8 years

To determine
The time taken for the asteroid to go around the sun.

Explanation

Given Info:

The semi-major axis of the asteroid is 4AU .

Explanation:

According to Kepler’s third law,

T2r3=k

  • T is the time period of revolution
  • r is the semi-major axis of the orbit

For earth,

T2r3=1year1AU

From Kepler’s third law,

(1year)2(1AU)3=Ta2ra3

  • Ta is the time

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