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Halley's comet moves about the Sun in a highly elliptical orbit. At its closest approach, it is a distance of 8.90 1010 m from the Sun and has a speed of 54 km/s. When it is farthest from the Sun, the two are separated by 5.30 1012 m. Find the comet's speed at that point in its orbit.

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  1. Nevermind figured it out, just have to use m1v1=m2v2.

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  2. v² =G•M/R²
    (v1/v2)²=R2/R1,
    v2=v1•sqrt(R1/R2)

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