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    Area is measured in m^2, so the rate at which area is swept out by a planet or satellite is measured in m^2/s.

    a. How fast is area swept out by Earth in its orbit about the Sun?

    b. How fast is area swept out by the Moon in its orbit about Earth? Use 3.9 x 10^8 m as the average distance between Earth and the Moon, and 27.33 days as the Moon's period.

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