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P01.01 How far is Saturn? There is a lag of 71.0 minutes when NASA and the European Space Agency radio commands to the Cassini probe currently in orbit around Saturn. How far away from Earth is Saturn? Solution: The radio waves travel at the speed of light c, just like any other kind of light
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Unformatted text preview: (visible or not). Since the radio signals travel at a constant speed, 8 8 12 (3.00 10 m/s)(71.0min) 60s (3.00 10 m/s)(71.0min) 1min =1.278×10 m d ct = = × = ×...
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