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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsOther - Science · 1 decade ago

KEPLER"S 3rd LAWWW!!!!! please help mee i would appreciate it!?

i don't get it please explain i appreciate it


1 Answer

  • MarkG
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    The 3rd law relates the time (T) of a planets year to its average distance(radius R in astronomical units) from the sun.

    T^2 = R^3

    Knowing the period of the planets year would allow you to rearrange the equasion and solve for R giving you an average distance from the sun

    So the longer it takes a planet to travel arround the sun (planetary year) the further away from the sun its average orbit is.

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