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Posted by physics help! on Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 6:17pm.

Phobos is the larger and closer of Marsís two moons. It has no atmosphere, a mean radius of 11 km, an albedo of 0.07, and an emissivity of 1.0.

(i) Assuming that the radiative temperature of Phobos is 222 K and that it is spherical, what is its mean distance from the sun?

(ii) Mars is much cooler than the Sun (210 K) but much closer to Phobos (9.38*10^6 m). Its radius is 3.4*10^6 m. Does the radiation from Mars have a significant effect on the temperature of Phobos?

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