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At a time when mining asteroids has become feasible, astronauts have connected a line between their 3760-kg space tug and a 6100-kg asteroid. Using their ship's engine, they pull on the asteroid with a force of 490 N. Initially the tug and the asteroid are at rest, 490 m apart. How much time does it take for the ship and the asteroid to meet

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    wouldn't it depend on which direction the engine is fired?

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