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# What is the gravitational acceleration of earth in a weightless environment?

Updated: 9/16/2023

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14y ago

I don't quite understand why you mix "gravitation" and "weightless" in the question. The gravitational acceleration of Earth is 9.8 m/sec2 near the surface; further away, it will gradually decrease. The presence of air - if that is what you referring to - is quite irrelevant to the fact that there is gravitation.

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