# Force exerted on spacecraft by asteroids

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If D = 3030 meters and d = 1221 meters in the figure, what is the magnitude of the force on the space ship to the nearest MN? Consider all three to be point masses.

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If D = 3030 meters and d = 1221 meters in the figure, what is the magnitude of the force on the space ship to the nearest MN? Consider all three to be point masses.

m1 = m_asteroid = 3.5*10^(18) kg

m2= m_spaceship = 2.5x10^7 kg

Consider the two lines you have drawn. The first between the two asteroids which has a length of 2 d and the other starting at the spaceship and ending on the first line right between the two asteroids. The second ...

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