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Error in speed?

Author: Kristen Larson
Posted: January 31, 2021 at 5:28PM

I think that there is a factor of 2 error in the speed.  Two 0.5 m_sun stars separated by a = 1 AU in circular orbits should have orbital speeds of pi AU/year, not 2pi AU/year.

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