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The region of the solar system between Mars and Jupiter contains many asteroids that orbit the Sun. Consider an asteroid in a circular orbit of radius 4.3 1011 m. Find the period of the orbit.
First find the orbital speed(V)by equating force of attraction (between the two bodies) with the centrifugal force. Having found the speed you can find the period T= 2*pi*R/V