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Posted by Casey on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 2:34pm.

A binary star system consists of two equal mass stars that revolve in circular orbits about their center of mass. The period of the motion, T=29.6 days, and the orbital speed v= 220 km/s of the stars can be measured from telescopic observations. What is the mass (kg) of each star?

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