# Are weight and mass considered the same in outer space?

Absolutely not!

Any body has the same mass anywhere. The weight of a body is the effect of gravity on the mass.

### Can a body has mass but no weight justify your answer?

A body always has mass. The Weight is dependent on the gravity inflicted on that body. According to F=mg, where Weight is equal to "F", Weight is 0 when gravity is equal to 0. The only place that gravity is 0 is in outer space so there's no weight in outer space but you will always still have a mass.

### IF AN ASTRONAUT WEIGHS 180 POUNDS ON EARTH WHAT WOULD BE HIS WEIGHT IN OUTER SPACE?

A pound is a unit of mass. Mass is constant throughout the cosmos, so if the astronaut has a MASS of 180 pounds on Earth, it will be the same even in space. But, the astronaut doesn't have a weight of 180 pounds. His MASS is 180 pounds. Weight = mass x gravity. So, in space, his weight is 0 Newtons.

### How is measurement of weight different from measurement of mass?

Which term describes how much space a substance occupies? volume Not sure how that question relates to the one initially asked, but the answer to 'How is measurement of weight different from measurement of mass?' is weight includes the force of gravity. Weight Includes The Force Of Gravity (A+)Weight is the measurement of the force of gravity in relation to mass, while mass is the measurement of matter in an object.

### What is the density of an object on space?

Density is the mass of an object divided by an object's volume. If the object does not swell or shrink in space (changing the volume) then its density will remain the same. An object's mass is the same on Earth, as it is in space, as it is on the moon. Mass is not tied to gravity and thus does not change with location. Weight however is dependent upon gravity. An object's weight is more…

### If the mass is 100g what is the weight?

The mass of an object is unvarying. It's weight varies according to the gravitational force on the object. Weight = mass x gravity For a mass of 100 gms, which is 0.1 kg then its weight at the Earth's surface would be 0.1 x 9.78 Kg = 0.978 Newtons Its weight on the Moon would be a lot less and its weight in outer space would be virtually nil.

### How is an objects mass different from its weight?

weight is how heavy an object is; and mass is how much volume an object holds Answer 2 No, the mass is not how much volume ..... Volume and mass are not the same thing. Volume is its size measured in say cubic centimetres or cubic inches, whereas mass is measured in tons or pounds. The difference between mass and weight is that the mass does not change but the weight does (e.g. in outer…

### If mass increases does weight increase?

Weight is a function of the gravitational interaction between objects. If two objects are interacting (i.e. a person and the earth) and either the mass of the earth or the mass of the person increases then there will be an increase in the weight (gravitational attraction). ~Mass and weight are not the same thing...-.- If the mass of an object increases, then the weight does not have to increase, depending on the environment. For example…

### Why does an astronaut still have the same mass on the moon?

Your mass is the amount of matter that contains, it is your weight that will differ due to gravity. The astronaut still has the same amount of matter whether he be on earth, in space, or on the moon, though due to the different strenghts of gravity he will weight the most on earth, 1/6th of this on the moon, and be weightless in outer space.

### Would a triple beam balance work properly in outer space?

Yes, but it wouldn't be of any use. The balance operates by comparing the force of gravity on various masses. In outer space, since there is no large mass nearby, the force of gravity on any reasonable test-mass is essentially zero. The balance would accurately report the weight of every mass placed on it as 'zero', or close to it.

### Why does an object changes weight in outer space and why would the mass stay the same?

Because the mass is the amount of matter that makes up the object. That doesn't depend on where the object is located. The weight of an object is the force of gravity that attracts the object to other masses. The bigger and closer the other mass is, the stronger the force is, so the greater is the object's weight.

### How much does a gallon of mass weigh?

It depends what is in that gallon bucket. If its full of platinum it'll be a mite heavier then if it was full of pure vacuum. Its a confused question. Weight is how hard earth's gravity sucks on something. In outer space there is no weight. Mass is how much of stuff is in something - its measured by how much force it takes to accelerate it. In outer space mass remains an important factor…

### Mass of a body is 5 kg what is its weight?

My answer is 5 kg. Do you know? Weight is a synonym of Mass. Additional answer Mass and weight are the same thing on Earth, but they are not when there's a change of gravity, and the words are not synonyms. If you go to the Moon your mass will not change, but you will weigh less. And in outer space you will weigh nothing but your mass will still be the same. It's important…

### The metric term for weight or mass?

Weight and mass are two very different things - please don't confuse them. In SI, mass is measured in kilograms; weight (like any force) is measured in Newtons. Let's assume you have a mass of 100 kg. (overweight, but that simplifies calculations). On Earth, you will be attracted with a force of 980 N. If you go to the Moon, you will be attracted with something like 160 N - but your mass will still…

### Why do scientists measure and recurd the mass of objects rather then the weight?

The mass is a characteristic of an object. The weight, i.e., the force of gravity, can vary a lot, depending on what other object attracts it. For example, an object with a mass of 1 kg will weigh 9.8 newton on Earth, about 1/6 of that amount on the Moon, and nothing if you weigh it in outer space. But the mass will hardly change.