The gravitational force is:
Consider the earth following its nearly circular orbit (dashed curve) about the sun.
The earth has mass 5.98 x 1024 kg and the sun has mass 1.99 x 1030 kg. They are separated, center to center, by r = 93 million miles = 150 million km.
What is the magnitude of the gravitational force acting on the earth due to the sun?
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