physics

posted by .

The sun has a mass of 1.99 × 1030 kg and is moving in a circular orbit about the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way. The radius of the orbit is 2.3 × 104 light-years (1 light-year = 9.5 × 1015 m), and the angular speed of the sun is 1.1 × 10-15 rad/s. a) Determine the tangential speed of the sun. b) What is the magnitude of the net force that acts on the sun to keep it moving around the center of the Milky Way?

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. Astronomy

    Given that the mass of the Milky Way galaxy is 10^11 times that of the Sun and that the sun is 2.6x10^20 meters from its center, what is the Sun's orbital speed around the center of the galaxy?
  2. Physics

    Our sun rotates in a circular orbit about the center of the Milky Way galaxy. The radius of the orbit is 2.2 1020 m, and the angular speed of the sun is 1.2 10-15 rad/s. (a) What is the tangential speed of the sun?
  3. physics

    The sun rotates around the center of the milky way galaxy at a distance of about 30,000 light years (1ly= 9.5*10^15m). if it takes about 200 million years to make one rotation, estimate the mass of our galaxy. Assume that the mass …
  4. Physics

    The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has recorded evidence of a black hole at the center of the M87 galaxy. Using Doppler data, it's been measured that matter is orbiting the center of this galaxy at an orbital speed of 7.5x10 5 m/s, out …
  5. physics

    The planetMars requires 2.35 years to orbit the sun, which has a mass of 2 × 1030 kg, in an almost circular trajectory. Find the radius of the orbit of Mars as it circles the sun. The gravitational constant is 6.672 × 10−11 …
  6. Physics

    Our Milky Way galaxy is very similar to our neighboring galaxy Andromeda. Consider that each galaxy contains approximately 4.0 x 10^11 stars each star having an average mass of 2.0 x 10^30 kg. a. If the gravitational pull of Andromeda …
  7. Physics

    The sun goes around the center of our galaxy once every 250 million years. The sun is also 2.55×10^20 m from the center of our galaxy. What is the acceleration of our sun towards the center of the galaxy in m/s^2?
  8. Math/Physics

    The Milky Way Galaxy is 100000 light years across. The Sun is located about 30000 light years from the galactic center and revolves around it with a period of 2e8 years. All the stars inside the sun's orbital radius is to be concentrated …
  9. physics

    astronomical observations of our milky way galaxy indicate that it has a mass about 8.0 *10^13 times the mass of our sun. a star orbiting on the galaxy edge is about 6.0*10^4 light years a way from the galactic center what is the orbital …
  10. Physics

    The diameter of our disk-shaped galaxy, the Milky Way, is about 1.7E+5 light-years (ly). The distance to the Andromeda galaxy, which is the spiral galaxy nearest to the Milky Way, is about 1.9E+6 ly. If a scale model represents the …

More Similar Questions