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# Does an objects weight change in space?

###### Answered 2011-09-13 21:50:28

Yes, because weight it determined by gravity. Its mass however, does not.

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No, an objects mass will remain the same no matter where it is. (Its weight will however vary)

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Mass is how much "space" an object takes up. Weight on the other hand, refers to the gravitational force between two objects.

There is no change to an objects status as matter in space. Matter continues to exist in the absence of air and weight. If this were not the case all matter in space (suns, planets, etc.) would all vanish. Mass and weight are two different things. Mass is a measure of how much matter an object has, and that does not change when you change or eliminate gravity. Weight, on the other hand, is the force that an object creates due to its mass and the influence of gravity. If it takes a certain amount of force to accelerate an object, it will still take that certain amount of force to accelerate it the same way from the same reference point, no matter what the gravity.

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