Work done by the Sun on the Earth

The Earth takes 1 year to complete its orbit around the Sun. Treating the orbit as perfectly circular, find the net work done on the Earth by the Sun in \(\frac14\) of a year. Give your answer to three significant figures.


Mass of the Earth = \(5.97\times 10^{24} \text{kg}\)

Distance from Sun to Earth = \(1.50\times 10^{11} \text{m}\)

1 Earth year = 365 Earth days

1 Earth day = 24 hours


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