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anonymous
 one year ago
The asteroid Hygiea orbits the Sun like the other planets. Its period is about 2030 days. What is its mean distance from the Sun?
anonymous
 one year ago
The asteroid Hygiea orbits the Sun like the other planets. Its period is about 2030 days. What is its mean distance from the Sun?

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wolf1728
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0This requires Kepler's Third Law. T^2 = r^3 When dealing with orbits around the Sun, "T" should be stated in years and "r" should be stated in Earth Sun distances (astronomical units). 2,030 days divided by 365.25 = 5.5578 years r^3 = 5.5578^2 r^3 = 30.889 r = cube root (30.889) r = 3.1376 astronomical units which equals 291,660,000 miles = 469,380,000 kilometers And to be very sure of that answer here is a Kepler's Third Law Calculator: http://www.1728.org/kepler3a.htm
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