# Why must the centre of the satellite orbit coincide with the centre of the Earth?

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1. ### phys

a spaceship travels with a speed of 0.7c as it passes by the Earth on its way to a distant star. The pilot of the spaceship measures the length of the moving ship as 50m. Determine its length as measured by a person on Earth. Answer in units of m. for this question, do I just ...
2. ### physics

27. A communications satellite transmits a radio wave at a frequency of 5 • 109 Hz. What is the signal’s wavelength? Assume the wave travels in a vacuum. Show your work. (3 points) I at least need the formula and how to solve it... not the answer.
3. ### Nautical Studies

I understand it is a popular misconception that a magnetic compass points to the magnetic north pole. In fact a magnetic compass aligns itself with the magnetic lines of force in its own location. Here in the UK these lines of force seem to coincide very closely with the ...
4. ### Physics repost

I apologise for reposting this question but it is still not working out for me. I know that: speed of light c=3.0x10^8 Time interval delta t=0.19x10^-9s The relationship between actual time and roudtrip distance is d=ct Also if there is and uncertainty of delta time, then it ...
5. ### Science

According to science, the fastest speed posssible for anything is the speed of light. The speed of light is about 186,000 mies per second. That means that in one minute, lighttravels 11,160,000 miles. The star nearest Earth is the Sun. It's about 93,000,000 miles from Earth. ...
6. ### Physics

: a planet mass M is circling a star in an elliptical orbit it's velocity at R is 60000 m/s what is its velocity at RB? RB=8RA
7. ### science

how do jupiter's moons stay in orbit around jupiter? Gravity.
8. ### math physics

A meteorite is a solid composed of stone and/or metal material from outer space that passes through the atmosphere and hits the earth’s surface. Find the kinetic energy of a meteorite with mass 250 kg that hits the earth at 25 km/s. Given: m=250kg v=2.5E4m/s <<< ...
9. ### physics

Solar luminosity is estimated to have been 30% lower than today at the time when the solar system formed, 4.6 billion years ago. (a) If Earth's albedo was the same as it is now (A=0.3), what would have been its effective radiating temperature Te at that time? (b) If the ...
10. ### math physics

A meteorite is a solid composed of stone and/or metal material from outer space that passes through the atmosphere and hits the earth’s surface. Find the kinetic energy of a meteorite with mass 250 kg that hits the earth at 25 km/s. Given: m=250kg v=2.5E4m/s <<< ...
11. ### math physics

A meteorite is a solid composed of stone and/or metal material from outer space that passes through the atmosphere and hits the earth’s surface. Find the kinetic energy of a meteorite with mass 250 kg that hits the earth at 25 km/s. Given: m=250kg v=2.5E4m/s <<< ...
12. ### Physics

Calculate the kinetic energy that the earth has because of its rotation about its own axis. Assume that the earth is a uniform sphere and that its path around the sun is circular. For comparison, the total energy used in the United States in one year is about 9.33 109 J. ...
13. ### physics

find the rotational kinetic energy of the earth about the sun due to its orbital about the sun. The mass of the each M is 6 X 10^24 kg, the orbital radius r is 1.5 X 10^11 m and the rotational period T is 1 year. Hint, treat the earth as a point mass in this problem.
14. ### Math

A plumber's assistant's rate of pay is \$0.75 per cubic foot of earth moved. He moves 220 cubic feet of earth to dig a trench. He moves the same amount to fill the trench. What is his pay for this job?
15. ### Physics

The earth rotates once per day about an axis passing through the north and south poles, an axis that is perpendicular to the plane of the equator. Assuming the earth is a sphere with a radius of 6.38 106 m, determine the speed and centripetal acceleration of a person situated ...
16. ### Physics

The earth rotates once per day about an axis passing through the north and south poles, an axis that is perpendicular to the plane of the equator. Assuming the earth is a sphere with a radius of 6.38 106 m, determine the speed and centripetal acceleration of a person situated ...
17. ### Physics

The earth rotates once per day about an axis passing through the north and south poles, an axis that is perpendicular to the plane of the equator. Assuming the earth is a sphere with a radius of 6.38 106 m, determine the speed and centripetal acceleration of a person situated...
18. ### physics

The earth rotates once per day about an axis passing through the north and south poles, an axis that is perpendicular to the plane of the equator. Assuming the earth is a sphere with a radius of 6.38 x 106 m, determine the speed and centripetal acceleration of a person ...
19. ### Physics

The acceleration due to gravity on a planet other than the earth has a magnitude of 1.50 m/s2. As in examples 6, 7 and 8, a placekicker kicks a football with an initial speed of 20.3 m/s at an angle of 39.4 ° above horizontal. Assume that the ball is kicked on this other ...
20. ### physics

A pendulum has a period of 0.9 s period on Earth. An object is suspended from a spring with force constant 9.8 N/m. (d)Find the mass suspended from this spring that would result in a period of 0.9 s on Earth
21. ### Earth Science

How are distances in space measured? What is the nearest star to Earth beyond the sun and how far away is it???? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_year http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha_Centuri why does Jupiter spin so fast while it's do big
22. ### Physics

I thought I did the problem right, but I don't think I came out with the right answer! Please someone check to see if I got this problem right. Calculate the force of gravity between Earth (mass=6.0*10^24 kg) and the moon (mass=7.4*10^22 kg). The average Earth-moon distance is...

A plumber's assistant's rate of pay is \$0.75 per cubic foot of earth moved. He moves 220 cubic feet of earth to dig a trench. He moves the same amount to fill the trench. What is his pay for this job?
24. ### chem/math

How much heat would be required to warm Earth¡¯s oceans by 1.0 ¡ãC? Assume that the volume of Earth¡¯s oceans is 137 x ¡¼10¡½^7 ¡¼km¡½^3 and that the density of sea water is 1.03 g/cm3. Also assume that the heat capacity of seawater is the same as that of water.
25. ### Physics

A space station is shaped like a ring and rotates to simulate gravity. If the radius of the space station is 120 m, at what frequency must it rotate so that it simulates Earth's gravity? [Hint: The apparent weight of the astronauts must be the same as their weight on Earth.]
26. ### Physics

1. Gunter, the weightlifter, can lift a 230.0 kg barbell overhead on Earth. The acceleration due to gravity on the sun is 274 m/s2. 2. a. Would the barbells be heavier on the sun or on the Earth. heavier on the sun b. How much (in Newtons) would the barbells weigh on the sun? ...
27. ### earth

rachelcarson "silent spring" agriculture and the movement that launched the environmental movement.. Question pros&cons of agriculture based on silent spring, A revolutiondown on the farm, and whole earth discipline compare&contrast Dr. Russ, or others
28. ### Algebra

Using the formula: w=Cr^-2 where C is a constant, and r is the distance that the object is from the center of Earth. W is the weight. 1- Suppose an object is 100lbs when it is at sea level. Find the Value of C that makes the equation true. Sea level is 3,963 miles from the ...
29. ### physics

for both of these object system1: earth and ball if a ball is falling down, is the work done on it positive since force and displacement are in the same direction. system 2: earth and basket a basket is tied to a rope and is dropped then come to a full stop, then is the work ...

The moon causes tides because the gravitational force it exerts differs between the side of the Earth nearest the Moon and that farthest from the Moon. Find the difference in the accelerations toward the Moon of objects on the nearest and farthest sides of the Earth.
31. ### science

One factor determining the effect of gravity on objects is their.....? The farther away from Earth an object gets, Earth's gravity affects it ......? Friction that occurs between the surface of around object and another surface is ........? Objects with larger surfaces have ...
32. ### WAN

Provide a hypothetical situation for each signal type that illustrates how it could be, or is being, used in a WAN. In what circumstance, for example, would a company choose to use a satellite signal
33. ### physic

A 1000-kg satellite travels with an orbital speed of 500 m/s around a planet at an orbital raduis of 8000 km. What is the mass of the planet
34. ### English

1. The earth goes around the sun. 2. The eatth moves around the sun. 3. The earth goes round the sun. 4. The earth moves round the sun. (Which one do I have to use?) 5. Many boys were sitting around the lake. 6. Many boys were sitting round the lake. (Do I have to use 'round' ...
35. ### physics

Two stones of different masses are thrown straight upward one on earth and on the moon (where gravity produces an acceleration of 1.67m/second squared) Both reach the same height. if the stone on the moon has an initial speed v, what was the initial speed of the stone on earth...
36. ### Physics (G and g)

Please, I need help with this problem. I would really appreciate it. The top of Mt. Everest is 8850 m above sea level. Assume that sea level is at the average Earth radius of 6.38×106 m. What is the magnitude of the gravitational acceleration at the top of Mt. Everest? The ...
37. ### Astronomy

A TV satellite broadcasts at a frequency of 5000 MHz, (1 MHz = 1 million Hertz). What is the wavelength of this radiation? a. 1000 cm b. 5 million centimeters c. 6 cm d. 0.3 cm
38. ### physics

The sun is 1.5 1011 m from the earth. (a) Over what surface area is solar radiation spread at this distance? (b) What is the total power radiated by the sun? (The sun delivers energy to the surface of the earth at a rate of approximately 1400 W/m2.) (c) Treating the sun as a ...
39. ### Math

A satellite dish has a diameter of 32 inches and is 6 inches deep. If the antenna needs to be put at the focus of the parabola, where would the parabola be placed?
40. ### Math

An astronomical researcher is using software to study the parabolic path of an asteroid. By entering the equation for the path of the asteroid, the researcher could determine if the asteroid would collide with any other bodies in the near future. The equation for the asteroid...
41. ### science

A space probe of the surface of Mars sends a radio signal back to the Earth, a distance of 3 x 1010 km. Radio waves travel at the speed of light (3.00 x 108 m/s). How far away is the space probe? How many seconds does it take for the signal to reach the Earth? How many hours ...
42. ### physics

The spectrum of light from the galaxy M100 has a prominent dark line at a wavelength of 592.2 nm. The same spectral line observed in a lab on earth has a wavelength of 589.4 nm. How fast is M100 moving relative to earth? (the speed of light = 3.00 x 108ms-1)
43. ### Math

A plumber's assistant's rate of pay is \$0.75 per cubic foot of earth moved. He moves 220 cubic feet of earth to dig a trench. He moves the same amount to fill the trench. What is his pay for this job? \$___________ (These questions are all confusing)
44. ### Biology

I don't know any info an the first semester and midterms are tomorrow please help ( Populations, Communities, and Ecosystems Chemistry of Living Things History of Life on Earth: The First Simple Cells History of Life on Earth: Complex Cells Cells and Their Environment Energy ...
45. ### Physics- Relativity

A lighthouse sweeps its beam of light around in a circle once every 7.2 s. To an observer in a spaceship moving away from Earth, the beam of light completes one full circle every 9 s. What is the speed of the spaceship relative to Earth
46. ### math/chem

it is estimated that uranium is relatively common in the earth's crust, occurring in amounts of 4 g/metric ton. a metric ton is 1000kg. at this concentration, what mass of uranium is present in 1.0 mg of earth's crust?
47. ### Math

The speed of light is 3¡Á¡¼10¡½^8 meters/second. It takes 5¡Á¡¼10¡½^2seconds for light to travel from the sun to the earth. What is the distance in meters between the sun and the earth? Express your answer in scientific notation.
48. ### Physics

the space shuttle is in a 250 mile high orbit. What are the shuttle's orbital period, in minutes, and it speed?
49. ### Physics

Consider a NASA spacecraft in a circular orbit 440 km above the surface of Mars. What is the spacecraft's orbital period in hours?
50. ### Science

I know what a baseline is, but what baseline is used in astronomy? y do we need vary the length of baselines we use? is it the diameter of the earh's orbit? I really do not get the 2nd part.
51. ### Physics

A 2.0 mm diameter glass sphere has a charge of +1.0 nC. What speed does an electron need to orbit the sphere 1.0 mm above the surface? (Ans. 2.81×107 m/s)
52. ### physics

If a projectile is launched vertically from the Earth with a speed equal to the escape speed, how far from the Earth's center is it when its speed is 1/9 of the escape speed?
53. ### Algebra

The mass of Earth is about 3 × 10-3 times the mass of Jupiter. The mass of Earth is about 6 × 10 24 kg. What is the mass of Jupiter? Give your answer in scientific notation.
54. ### earth

how would eath's gravity effect you in space??? At what altitude does the Earth's gravity no longer have an effect on the astronauts or the space shuttle???
55. ### Physics

Mars has a radius of about 0.53 Earth radius and a mass of only 0.11 Earth mass. Estimate the acceleration due to gravity on Mars.
56. ### physics

Mars has a radius of about 0.38 Earth radius and a mass of only 0.11 Earth mass. Estimate the acceleration due to gravity on Mars.'
57. ### physics

Mars has a radius of about 0.38 Earth radius and a mass of only 0.11 Earth mass. Estimate the acceleration due to gravity on Mars.
58. ### Maths Algebra

The diameter of Sun is (1.4 ×10^8)m and the diameter of Earth is (1.2742×10^4)m . Show that the diameter of sun is nearly 100 times the diameter of Earth.
59. ### physics

a cannon of mass 400kg fires a shell of mass 20kg. if the shell leaves the cannon at 300ms^-1, with what velocity does the cannon recoil? an a- particle is emitted from a polonium nucleus at a speed of 1.8 x 10^7 ms^-1. the relative masses of the a- particle and the remaining ...
60. ### Physics circular motion

The earth rotates once per day about an axis passing through the north and south poles, an axis that is perpendicular to the plane of the equator. Assuming the earth is a sphere with a radius of 6.38 x 106 m, determine the centripetal acceleration of a person situated (a) at ...
61. ### physics

Astronauts on our moon must function with an acceleration due to gravity of 0.170g . A. If an astronaut can throw a certain wrench 14.0 { m} vertically upward on earth, how high could he throw it on our moon if he gives it the same starting speed in both places? B. How much ...
62. ### physics

Dean is hunting in the Northwest Territory at a location where the earth's magnetic field is 8.0x 10^-5 T. He shoots at a duck decoy by mistake, and the rubber bullet he is using acquires a charge of 3.0 x 10 ^ -12 C as it leaves his gun at 300m/s, perpendicular to the earth's...
63. ### Physics

Dean is hunting in the Northwest Territory at a location where the earth's magnetic field is 7.0x 10^-5 T. He shoots at a duck decoy by mistake, and the rubber bullet he is using acquires a charge of 2.0 x 10 ^ -12 C as it leaves his gun at 300m/s, perpendicular to the earth's...
64. ### Philosphy

Hill claims that a fruitful way to think about the badness of destroying the environment is: To think about what kind of human would choose to destroy the earth. To appeal to theories about God and care for the earth. To examine people’s intuitions about whether it is right ...
65. ### Biology

the eventual evolution of living organisms on earth is based upon the following theory: during the early stages of the earth's history the chemical characteristics of the world changed as the conditions on the planet changed. The changes established the conditions necessary ...
66. ### AP Physics B

Calculate the force of gravity on a spacecraft 12,800 km (2 earth radii) aboce the Earth\'s surface if its mass is 1400 kg. Ok for this question I first converted to meters for the radius then applied newtons law net force radial = m1 a radial = Fg = r^-2 G m1 m2 Fg = (1.28 E ...
67. ### physics

The Moon has a mass of 7.35  1022 kg and its equatorial radius is 1.74  106 m. Earth’s mass is 5.97  1024 kg and its equatorial radius is 6.38  106 m. (a) Calculate the magnitude of the gravitational force exerted by i) the Moon on a fully suited 100-kg astronaut ...
68. ### Algebra

Today Star Satellite is offering the following special package to new customers: a one-time set-up fee of \$10, the first month for free, and \$32 per month thereafter. Which equation best represents k, the total cost of service for m months? A k = (10 + m)32. B k = 10 + 32m. C ...

The free-fall acceleration on Mars is 3.7 m/s2. (a) What length pendulum has a period of 4 s on the earth? cm What length pendulum would have a 4 s period on Mars? cm (b) A mass is suspended from a spring with force constant 10 N/m. Find the mass suspended from this spring ...
70. ### hello reiny damon steve can you help me physics

Find the Gravitational potential at a point on the earth's surface. Take mass of earth as 5.98*10^24kg, it's radius as 6.38*10^6m and G=6.67*10^-11Nm^2kg^-2. Plz i need sir damon and steve including reiny to show me step and solution plz
71. ### Precalculus

Find the distance along an arc on the surface of the earth that subtends a central angle of 1 minute. (1 minute = 1/60 degree) This is a nautical mile. Note that the radius of the Earth is 3960 miles and there are 1760 yards in a mile. Express your answer in both miles and yards.
72. ### physics

calculate the escape velocity for the following; assume a launch from the surface. A space probe leaving the moon to come back to Earth. A moon mission lander leaving the moon to come back to Earth. A spaceship leaving the solar system.
73. ### Math

Radius of earth 3,959 miles Space shuttle orbits 200 miles above earths Surface Space shuttle completes 220 degrees of a Revolution around earth in one day What is the average speed of the space Shuttle
74. ### Math

Radius of earth 3,959 miles Space shuttle orbits 200 miles above earths Surface Space shuttle completes 220 degrees of a Revolution around earth in one day What is the average speed of the space Shuttle
75. ### Physics

Having trouble on the question below. Would you do need to convert the km to meters and then multiply (4700*9.8*165500)? The first woman in space, cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, flew in 1963. She orbited the earth 48 times during her 70 hour 50 minute flight at an average ...
76. ### physics

Consider a spacecraft that is to be launched from the Earth to the Moon. Calculate the minimum velocity needed for the spacecraft to just make it to the Moon’s surface. Ignore air drag from the Earth’s atmosphere. Hint: The spacecraft will not have zero velocity when it ...
77. ### physics

Jessica weighs 540 Newtons, According to Newton's 3rd law, if the Earth pulls on Jessica 540 N, then Jessica pulls on the Earth 540 N acting in the opposite direction. If she trips while rollerblading, why will she fall to the ground
78. ### physics

Consider a spacecraft that is to be launched from the Earth to the Moon. Calculate the minimum velocity needed for the spacecraft to just make it to the Moon’s surface. Ignore air drag from the Earth’s atmosphere. Hint: The spacecraft will not have zero velocity when it ...
79. ### main ideas study unit

scientist generally agree that earth is getting warmer due to what call the green house effectt. a greenhouse used for plant stay warm because sunlightand heat come through the glass roof are mostly trapped by the grass something like that happen on earth. the atmosphere act ...
80. ### physics

i posted this earlier but am now stuck on getting through the algebra 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data 13) (II) At what distance from the Earth will a spacecraft on the way to the Moon experiance zero net force due to these two bodies becasue the ...
81. ### physics

Calculate the angular momentum of the Earth the arises from its spinning on its axis. Also calculate the angular momentum of the Earth that arises from its orbital motion around the sun. Please help I'm stumped on a take home test.
82. ### Earth Science

what is the driving force for the movement of the lithospheric plates? a- heat from the sun b- unequal distribution of heat within Earth c- heat in the atmosphere d- unequal distribution of heat from the oceans My answer is B
83. ### Chemistry

It is estimated that uranium is relatively common in the earth’s crust, occurring in amounts of 4 g/metric ton. A metric ton is 1000 kg. At this concentration, what mass of uranium is present in 1.0 mg of the earth’s crust?
84. ### science

Granite is an igneous rock that forms from magma cooled below Earth's surface.Why would granite have larger crystals than igneous rocks formed from lava cooled above Earth's surface?
85. ### Physics

1. Planet X orbits the sun with a mean orbital radius that is 6200 times that of earth. Its diameter is twice that of earth, and its mass is 8 times that of earth. A) Calculate the year of the planet X. B) Calculate the acceleration due to gravity on planet X. C) Calculate the...
86. ### physics (Newton"s law of gravitation)

Could anyone please help me with this problem? I would really appreciate it. The top of Mt. Everest is 8850 m above sea level. Assume that sea level is at the average Earth radius of 6.38×106 m. What is the magnitude of the gravitational acceleration at the top of Mt. Everest...
87. ### Physics

On a distant planet, golf is just as popular as it is on earth. A golfer tees off and drives the ball 4.3 times as far as he would have on earth, given the same initial velocities on both planets. The ball is launched at a speed of 40 m/s at an angle of 46° above the ...
88. ### physics (Mathmate)

The space shuttle is in a 250 mile high orbit. What are the shuttle's orbital period, in minutes and its speed?
89. ### Chemistry

If the wavelength of an electron is equal to the radius of the n=2 orbit in He+, what must the velocity of the electron be? The answer is 6.88 x 10^6 m/s How do I find this? I tried E = Z^2hcRh/n^2 and E= 1/2mv^2 with Z = 1, n=2, m=9.109E-31
90. ### science

I remember hearing something about how the Mayans predicted that it took so many days for the sun to orbit the sun and then Nasa recently figure out that they were only slightly off. Does anyone know about this? Thanks
91. ### Physics

A 3.2 cm diameter plastic sphere is charged to -19.0 nC. What orbital frequency must a proton have to maintain a circular orbit around the sphere 2.4 mm above its surface?
92. ### physics

Europa is one of Jupiter's moons. This moon is in a circular orbit of 6.71x10^8 meters within a period of 3.55 days. What is the mass of Jupiter?
93. ### physics

Europa is one of Jupiter's moons. This moon is in a circular orbit of 6.71x10^8 meters within a period of 3.55 days. What is the mass of Jupiter?
94. ### science

The moon spins,or_____ ,in space. The words to use for this is revolves ...rotates...orbit lunar eclipse...or solar eclipse
95. ### Physics

The mass of a certain planet is six times the mass of the earth and the diameter of the planet is twice the diameter of the earth. Find the acceleration od gravity on the surface of this planet. HELP ME SOLVE! THANKS!
96. ### science help PLS

An astronomer see a star that is very far away but still very bright. What can she conclude about the star? The star must be very large. The star must be very small. The star must be moving away from Earth. The star must be moving closer to Earth.
97. ### Science

Describe Earth's rotation in terms of its axis and length of time to rotate. The earth's axis slowly changes in the way it points. It changes direction over time. One effect of this precession, is the changing position of the North Celestial Pole. It takes 26 000 years to ...
98. ### science

During space flight, astronauts often refer to forces as multiples of the force of gravity on Earth's surface. What does a force of 5g mean to an astronaut? If Earth were twice as massive but remained the same size, what would happen to the value of g? http://hyperphysics.phy-...
99. ### physics

The radius of a planet R1 and satellite revolves round it in a circle of radius R2. The time period of revolution is T.find the acceleration due to the gravitation of the planet at its surface.
100. ### Physics: fictitious forces

A plumb bob does not hang exactly along a line directed to the center of the Earth's rotation. How much does the plumb bob deviate from a radial line at 39.0° north latitude? Assume that the Earth is spherical. This was in my textbook with an angle of 35 instead of 39 and the...