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Name ______________________________ Hr____Astronomy ActivityPhet – My Solar SystemHow does the mass and velocity of a satellite affect the orbit?1.Go tophet.colorado.eduplay with simsorgo to simulationsMotionScroll toMy Solar System(simulation with dark blue background)Run Now2.After the simulation loads (you may choose full screen) answer the following:(Note:Set the initial conditionsSun and Planetfrom thePresetmenu inupper righta.What does the yellow object represent?b.What is the mass of the yellow object?(Note:No units are given, so no units are necessary.)c.What does the purple object represent?d.What is the mass of the purple object?e.What does the red arrow represent?f.What is the initial magnitude of the red arrow? (Found in velocity y box for body 2)g.What is the initial direction of the red arrow?(Give answer in terms of+ or –x or y.)Note:You canstop, reset, and restartat any time.You can also slow the simulation down bysliding the tab on theaccurate/fastscale.)

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Term
Spring
Professor
Rosa Romero De Bastos
Tags
Planet, c Mass

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