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Gravitational Field at Hubble Telescope

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The gravitational field strength for someone standing on Earth at sea level is:

$$g = 9.81\text{ m/s}^{ 2 }$$

What is the strength of the gravitational field at the location of the Hubble Space Telescope (altitude = $558\text{ km}$)?

A

$g = 9.81\text{ m/s}^{ 2 }$

B

$g = 8.29\text{ m/s}^{ 2 }$

C

$g = 1278\text{ m/s}^{ 2 }$

D

$g = 9.81\times { 10 }^{ 6 }\text{ m/s}^{ 2 }$