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Calculate the Roche limit for a comet composed of water ice that is approaching Saturn (density of the comet = 1.10 g/cm3 , density of Saturn = 0.690...

Calculate the Roche limit for a comet composed of water ice that is approaching Saturn (density of the comet = 1.10 g/cm3 , density of Saturn = 0.690 g/cm3 ). Where :

Density of Phobos = 1.90 g /cm3
Density of Mars = 3.94 g/cm3
Radius of Mars = 3394 km
Radius of the orbit = 9.38 × 103 km

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The answer is:          125,993 km                  Explanation   Therefore:     r R  = 2.5(ρ M /ρ... View the full answer

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