The largest asteroid, Ceres, in our solar system's asteroid belt has an estimated mass of #3 * 10^21# kg and an orbital speed of #17900# #m##/##s#. What is the asteroid's kinetic energy?

1 Answer
Nov 22, 2015

Answer:

#4.806xx10^29#

Explanation:

Formula for Kinetic Energy: #1/2mv^2#

Mass : #3xx10^21# kg
Velocity: #17900# m/s

#K.E=# #1/2(3xx10^21)(17900)^2#
#K.E=# #4.81xx10^29#