AP Physics 1 Question 240: Answer and Explanation
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10. The dwarf planet Pluto has 1/500 the mass and 1/15 the radius of Earth. What is the value of g (in m/s2) on the surface of Pluto?
Correct Answer: D
The gravitational acceleration at the surface of a planet of mass M and radius R is given by the equation g = GM/R2. Therefore, for the dwarf planet Pluto: