The mass of Saturn is 5.69*10^26 kg. Find the period of its moon Mimas, whose mean orbital radius is 1.86*10^8 m.  Find the mean orbital radius of its moon Titan, whose period is 1.38*10^6 s.

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Charlie Hooper eNotes educator| Certified Educator

You could apply Newton’s law of gravitation and second law of motion to solve this problem from first principles, but I will use Kepler’s third law (which is derived from these laws) to find the period of Mimas and to relate the periods of the moons of Saturn to their mean distances from its center.

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