Suppose there is a planetary system in which a planet with an average distance of 6 AU from the star has an orbital period of 3 years. What is the mass of the star?
The answer should be in SOLAR MASSES.
I tried to use the formula: P^2 = (4pi^2*a^3)/G(m+M)
but it didnt work:(
any hint?
thanks
The answer should be in SOLAR MASSES.
I tried to use the formula: P^2 = (4pi^2*a^3)/G(m+M)
but it didnt work:(
any hint?
thanks