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Homework Help: Astronomy

Posted by Roger on Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at 9:38pm.

Suppose that, in the future, observations with some new telescope reveal a planet about 16 AU from a star whose mass is the same as our sun's mass. How long does it take the planet to orbit the star?

Use Keplers law. You know at 1AU the period is 365 days...

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