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sylinan

  • 3 years ago

Saturn is approximately 1.5 billion kilometers from the sun. What is this distance in AU? 0.1 AU 10 AU 100 AU 1,000 AU

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  1. JamesJ
    • 3 years ago
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    Well, ... how far is an AU, astronomical unit?

  2. sylinan
    • 3 years ago
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    2.23795229 × 1022 m2

  3. JamesJ
    • 3 years ago
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    No. an AU is a distance. It is the mean distance of the earth from the sun. It is approximately 1 AU = 150 million kms Now, knowing that how much is 1.5 billion kms?

  4. sylinan
    • 3 years ago
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    @JamesJ 0.1 AU?

  5. JamesJ
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    Ok if 1 AU = 150 million kms then 0.1 AU = 15 million kms Does that sound right to you? Also, could it possibly be the case that Saturn is closer to the sun than the earth?!

  6. sylinan
    • 3 years ago
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    @JamesJ ohh okay so it would be 100AU then?

  7. JamesJ
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    1 AU = 150 million kms. How much is 100 AU?

  8. sylinan
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    @JamesJ 15000000?

  9. JamesJ
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    1 AU = 150 million = 150,000,000 10 AU = 1,500,000,000 100 AU = 15,000,000,000 So what's the right answer?

  10. sylinan
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    @JamesJ 100 AU

  11. JamesJ
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    Wait no. The question is this: Saturn is at a distance approximately of 1.5 billion kms from the Sun. How many AU is that?

  12. sylinan
    • 3 years ago
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    what is kms?

  13. sylinan
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    @JamesJ what is kms?

  14. JamesJ
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    kilometers! 1 km = 1000 meters

  15. sylinan
    • 3 years ago
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    10 AU?

  16. JamesJ
    • 3 years ago
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    The earth is about 150,000,000 kilometers from the sun, or 150,000,000 km this is called 1 AU, because it's convenient. Yes, Saturn is a distance of 10 AU from the sun. Hence how many more times is Saturn distant from the sun than the earth?

  17. sylinan
    • 3 years ago
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    15?

  18. JamesJ
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    The Earth is a distance 1 AU from the Sun Saturn is a distance of 10 AU from the Sun Hence Saturn is 10 times further away from the Sun than the Earth.

  19. JamesJ
    • 3 years ago
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    Make sense?

  20. JamesJ
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    This works in any units of distance of course: Earth-Sun: 150,000,000 kms Saturn-Sun: 1,500,000,000 kms ... which is 10 times more

  21. sylinan
    • 3 years ago
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    @JamesJ ohhh okay i see now

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