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November 12, 2021 10:02 am 30 pts
A plant orbits a massive star in a highly elliptical orbit, 1.C. the total energy E is close to zero. The initial distance of closest approach is Ro. Energy is dissipated through tidal motions until the orbit is circularized with a final radius of R: Assume that orbital angular momentum is conserved during the circularization process. Then (a) R, = R,/2 (6) R, =V2R, (c) R, = R (d) R, = R,
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