1 1 GPE(B) - GPE(A) = G*M(earth)*m(object) * ( ---- - ---- ) R(A) R(B)where
G is the universal gravitational constant M(earth) is the mass of the Earth M(object) is the mass of the object R(A) is the distance of point A from center of Earth R(B) is the distance of point A from center of Earth
[ 2*G*M(earth) ] escape velocity = sqrt [ ----------- ] [ R(earth) ]
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