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Howdoesitsaveragedistancecomparetothatofpluto

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period?
 a=509
AU,
P2
=
a3.
 P
=
a3/2
=
5093/2
=
11,480
years
 3.
Problem
3‐41
(3
pts).

The
recently
discovered
Eris,
which
is
slightly
larger
than
 Pluto,
orbits
the
Sun
every
560
years.
What
is
its
average
distance
(semimajor
axis)
 from
the
Sun?
How
does
its
average
distance
compare
to
that
of
Pluto?
 a
=
P2/3
=
5602/3
=
67.9
AU.
This
is
further
from
the
Sun
than
Pluto,
which
has
a
 semim...
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This homework help was uploaded on 04/04/2014 for the course ASTR 100 taught by Professor Mcgaugh during the Fall '08 term at Case Western.

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