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    The Moon revolves arond the earth in 27.3 days in a nearly circular orbit with a radius of 3.8 x 10^5 km. Assuming that the Moon's orbital motion is a uniform circular motion, what is the Moon acceleration as it "falls" toward the earth?

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    The centripetal acceleration of the moon is given by the formula:

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