Practice: You stand on the surface of a mysterious planet with a mass of 6×10<sup>24</sup>kg and measure the surface gravity to be 7 m/s<sup>2</sup>. What must the radius of the planet be?

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Practice: You stand on the surface of a mysterious planet with a mass of 6×10<sup>24</sup>kg and measure the surface gravity to be 7 m/s<sup>2</sup>. What must the radius of the planet be?

Practice: How far would you have to be above Earth’s surface for g to be ½ of its surface value?

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