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There was a major collision of an asteroid with the Moon

College Physics | 1st Edition | ISBN: 9781938168000 | Authors: Paul Peter Urone, Roger Hinrichs ISBN: 9781938168000 42

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Problem 9PE

Problem 9PE

There was a major collision of an asteroid with the Moon in medieval times. It was described by monks at Canterbury Cathedral in England as a red glow on and around the Moon. How long after the asteroid hit the Moon, which is 3.84×105 km away, would the light first arrive on Earth?

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Solution 9PE

Step 1 of 2

The expression to find the distance travelled by light is,

d=ct

Here d is distance, v is the speed and t is the time.

Rearrange the expression for the time t,

t=

Step 2 of 2

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Textbook: College Physics
Edition: 1
Author: Paul Peter Urone, Roger Hinrichs
ISBN: 9781938168000

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