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Posted by Dan on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 9:06pm.

Speed of Asteroids With the same Radius?
Two spherical asteroids have the same radius R . Asteroid 1 has mass M and asteroid 2 has mass 2M. The two asteroids are released from rest with distance 10R between their centers. What is the speed of each asteroid just before they collide?

Hint: You will need to use two conservation laws.

Enter your answers separated by a comma. Express your answers in terms of the variables M, R, and appropriate constants.

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