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note: the velocity of escape from the solar system at the distance of the earth's orbit is 29.785 km/sec.

'retrograde.

2for equatorial rotation; the planet's rotation is slower at higher latitudes.

note: the velocity of escape from the solar system at the distance of the earth's orbit is 29.785 km/sec.

'retrograde.

2for equatorial rotation; the planet's rotation is slower at higher latitudes.

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