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Homework Help: Physics

Posted by James on Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 12:37am.

Two meteoroids 250,000 km from Earth are moving at 2.1 km/s. Meteor one is headed in a straight path for Earth, while meteor two is on a path that will come within 8500 km from the Earth's center. (A) What is the speed of the first meteroid when it strikes Earth. (B) What is the speed of the second meteoroid at its closest approach to Earth. (c) Will the second meteroid ever return to Earth's vicinity?

I do not get this do you use something like v=sqr(GM/r)? I know part C is no, but how do you get part A and B. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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