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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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UnkleRhaukus
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Kepler's Law of Periods (K3) \[T^2=a^3\] where \(T\) is the period in earth years and \(a\) is a the mean distance in astronomical units

UnkleRhaukus
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Solving for the distance \[a=T^{2/3}\] So convert 2030 days into years, T = 2030/365 and you result for a will be in astronomical units , if you want kilometres, 1 [AU] = 150 * 10^6 [km]
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