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Homework Help: Astronomy

Posted by Rebecca on Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 12:21pm.

The average distance between the Earth and the Sun is called the astronomical unit
(AU), which is about 150 million km (1.5 x 108 km). Jupiter is 780 million km from the
sun.

a) How far is Jupiter from the sun in astronomical units (AU)?

b) Based on your calculation in part a, how many Earth years does it take for
Jupiter to orbit the sun in years?
(Hint: remember, when using years and AU, a3 = P2 for all planets)

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