posted by tee on .
the international space station orbits 350 km above earth's surface. earth's radius is about 6370 km.use the pythagorean theorem to find the distance from the space station to earth's horizon.
= 2140 km
The hypotenuse is 6720 and the radius (6370) from the center to the point of tangency is perpendicular to the earth's surface
let that distance be x
x^2 + 6370^2 = 6720^2
( I got 2140.44)
Yeah so add 20 plus 11 and get 47 , that's the short way , because once you do that , you'll easily get 2140.5 , you welcome.
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