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Homework Help: Physics

Posted by Eden on Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 8:59pm.

Consider the earth following its nearly circular orbit about the sun. The earth has mass 5.98*10^24 and the sun has mass 1.99*10^30. They are separated, center to center, by r=150 million k.

What is the size of the gravitational force acting on the earth due to the sun?

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