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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 5.8 1011 m. Find the period of the orbit.

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    the period T of an asteroid at distance R from the sun, is given by

    T2/R3 = 4pi2/GM

    where G is the gravitational constant and M is the mass of the sun

    fill in the numbers and solve for T.

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    T^2/R^3=4pi^2/GM ---->T^2/5.8e11=4pi^2/(6.673e-11)(1.99e30) is this how it's supposed to be setup?

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