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Unformatted text preview: (Marks: 3) 3) Suppose that we see a planet in our Solar System that we measure to have an orbital period (around the Sun) of 18.0 years. We look at it with a telescope and see that it has a moon. From repeated observations, when the planet is near or at opposition, we note that the orbit of the moon is approximately circular, with an observed radius of about 1.2 arcminutes and a period of 10 days. What is the mass of this planet? (Marks: 4)...
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2010 for the course SCI 238 taught by Professor Kines during the Spring '06 term at Waterloo.
- Spring '06