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# acceleration due to gravity on the surface of the planet

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A planet has a radius of 2.69 x 10^7 m and a mass of 3.06 x 10^25 kg. It orbits its sun at 1.15 x 10^11 m (assume a circular orbit) and the period of its orbit is 6.34 x 10^7 s. The mass of its sun is 9.22 x 10^31 kg. The radius of the sun is 1.50 x 10^9 m. What is the acceleration due to gravity on the surface of the planet (g)?

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Solution calculates the acceleration due to gravity on the surface of the planet given radius, distance from the sun, and period of its orbit.

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The mass of an object times the acceleration due to gravity, g, is equal to
(GMpm)/r^2
where m is the mass of ...

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