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5.Sidereal and Synodic Period.The planets all orbit the Sun in the same sense (counterclockwiseas seen from above the Earths north pole). Imagine a “wrong-way” planet orbiting the Sunin the opposite (clockwise) sense, on an orbit of semimajor axis length a = 1.3 AU.(a) What would the sidereal period of this planet be?(b) What would its synodic period be as seen from the Earth?(c) What would its synodic period be as seen from Mars?Ans:3