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The Mars probe Pathfinder is designed to drop the vehicle's instrument package from a height of 20 meters above the Martian surface, after the speed of the probe has been brought to zero by a combination parachute-rocket system at that height. To cushion the landing, giant air bags surround the package. The mass of Mars is $0.1074$ times that of Earth, and the radius of Mars is $0.5282$ that of Earth. Find (b) how long it takes for the instrument package to fall the last 20 meters.

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1 of 4The package comes to rest, so its final velocity is zero $v$ =0 m/s. To get the traveled time $t$, we use the kinematic equation by

$\begin{equation} h = vt -\dfrac{1}{2} g t^2 \end{equation}$

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