Suppose there were a planet in our Solar System orbiting at a distance of 0.5 AU from the Sun, and having ten times the mass and four times the radius of Earth. For reference, the Earth has a mass of 5.97 × 1024 kg and a radius of 6,378 km.
a) Calculate the density of this hypothetical planet.
b) Based on your answer from part a), what do you think this planet would be made of? Explain your reasoning.
c) Do this planet’s properties agree with the condensation theory for the formation of our Solar System? Why or why not?
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