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Problem: Jupiter's moon Io has active volcanoes (in fact, it is the most volcanically active body in the solar system) that eject material as high as 500 km (or even higher) above the surface. Io has a mass of 8.93×1022 kg and a radius of 1821 km. For this calculation, ignore any variation in gravity over the 500-km range of the debris.A. How high would this material go on earth if it were ejected with the same speed as on Io?Express your answer to three significant figures and include the appropriate units.

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Jupiter's moon Io has active volcanoes (in fact, it is the most volcanically active body in the solar system) that eject material as high as 500 km (or even higher) above the surface. Io has a mass of 8.93×1022 kg and a radius of 1821 km. For this calculation, ignore any variation in gravity over the 500-km range of the debris.

A. How high would this material go on earth if it were ejected with the same speed as on Io?

Express your answer to three significant figures and include the appropriate units.

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