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Two satellites of masses $m$ and $2m$ are orbiting a planet in a same circular path of radius $R$ each with speed $v_1$ and $v_2$ and acceleration of magnitude $a_1$ and $a_2$, respectively.

Which of the following correctly describes the speeds and accelerations of the two satellites?

A

$v_1=v_2, \quad a_1=a_2$

B

$v_1>v_2, \quad a_1>a_2$

C

$v_1 = v_2, \quad a_1>a_2$

D

$v_1 < v_2, \quad a_1 < a_2$

E

$v_1 >v_2, \quad a_1 < a_2$

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