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    (Original post by Danny.L)
    Yeah, I showed my teacher my working today, he said it wa great. However I could get the intensity directly via the method you used. He went a step further and showed I1R1^2 = K I2R2^2 = k
    therefore they equal each other.
    He also spotted what I had done wrong for my working by multiplying 1400 Wm-2 by (1.5 *10^11)^2. That was finding the intensity 1m away from the centre of the sun, but we wanted it at the surface, so needed to then divide by (7 * 10*)^2 (which is radius of sun squared). I think that's correct! How does that sound to you?
    sounds right - obviously you could use the same methods to get the intensity at neptune or any other r that is greater than the sun's radius.
 
 
 
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