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Name: Eddie Romero Lesson 4 Lab - Planetary Orbit SimulatorBackground MaterialAnswer the following questions after reviewing the “Kepler's Laws and PlanetaryMotion” and “Newton and Planetary Motion” background pages.Question 1: (1 point) Draw a line connecting each law on the left with a description of iton the right. Question 2: (1 point) When written as P2= a3Kepler's 3rd Law (with P in years and a inAU) is applicable to …a)any object orbiting our sun. b)any object orbiting any star.c)any object orbiting any other object.
Question 3: (1 point) The ellipse to the right has an eccentricity ofabout …
Question 4: (1 point) For a planet in an elliptical orbit to “sweep out equal areas in equalamounts of time” it must …
NAAP – Planetary Orbit Simulator 1/8Kepler’s 1st LawKepler’s 2nd LawKepler’s 3rd LawNewton’s 1st Lawplanets orbit the sun in elliptical pathsplanets with large orbits take a long time to complete an orbitplanets move faster when close to the sun only a force acting on an object can change its motion
Question 5: (1 point) If a planet is twice as far from the sun at aphelion than at perihelion,then the strength of the gravitational force at aphelion will be ____________ as it is atperihelion.
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