A planet has an average distance to the sun of 3.36 AU. In two or more complete sentences, explain how to calculate the orbital period of the planet and calculate it.

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2016-04-13 18:53:06

The period of a planet satisfies Kepler law: The square of the period is proportional to teh cube of the distance Now for the Earth, teh average distance is 1 AU and the period is one year. Then: T^2 = 3.36^3 years ---> 6.159 years, If needs be in days, make sure to use an Earth year is 365.25 days approx.

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