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You are on Mars and would like to send a probe into space so that it does not fall back to the surface. What minimum launch speed do you need? (The mass of Mars is 6.42x10^23 kg and the radius of Mars is 3.40x10^6 m)
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Please someone also help me on this.I really don't know how to do this.Thank you.

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    PE at surface= GMm/r


    PE mars= GMmars*m/rm
    PE earth= GMe*m/re

    so on mars, you have to overcome the PE at the surface, or

    1/2 m v^2=GMmars*m/rmars

    velocity= sqrt(2G*MassMars/radiusMars)

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