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Use the following values, where needed: radius of the Earth = 4000 mi = 6440 km, 1 year (Earth year) = 365 days (Earth days), 1 AU =

$92.9 \times 10 ^ { 6 }$

mi=

$150 \times 10 ^ { 6 } \mathrm { km }$

. The dwarf planet Pluto has eccentricity e = 0.249 and semimajor axis a = 39.5 AU. Find the perihelion and aphelion distances.

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1 of 4The eccentricity is $e=0.249$ and the parameter $a$ is $a=39.5 AU$, where $1 AU=150\cdot 10^6$ km. We need to know the following relation

$e=\dfrac{c}{a}$

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