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1A model of a planetarysystemNAME: Anthony CrylenStudent Learning Objectives:1.Understand Kepler’s Laws of orbital motion.2.Discover how the distance and planet’s tangential speed affects the shape of theorbit.3.Measure the change in orbital period as distance is increased.4.Apply concepts relating to Kepler’s Laws to speculate conditions that lead to astable planet environment for evolution of life.Lab simulation time: 40 minutesThis is a "virtual lab". We will do an experiment using software which can be found atOpenStax Simulations:-system/#sim-my-solar-systemYou should see this:0)Play with this simulation and “mouse” around with it.Try to figure out what all thecontrols do.1)UsingSelect Preset,select “Sun and Planet”.Then select,System centered,Show Traces, andShow Grid.(When they are selected, the box is blue.)Determine responses to the questions below by running the simulation.a)What are the preset values for: the mass of the star, the mass of the planet, thedistance, and the velocity?5/10/2022Edit of Original by Mark KellyAstronomy-Physics: Gravitation
2Mass of the star = 200Mass of the planet = 10Distance = 150Velocity = 120

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