Why do you weigh more on a bigger planet?
Asked in Planetary Science
Why do you weigh more in one planet then in another?
Asked in Planet Jupiter
Why does the weightyou havechange from planet to planet?
the bigger the planet the more gravity it has, the smaller the planet the less gravity it has, so if you weigh, lets say, 5 stone here on earth, you go to Jupiter and you weigh alot more as theres more gravity pulling on you, go to mercury and you'll weigh less as theres less gravity pulling on you.
Asked in Planet Jupiter, Planet Earth
Would you weigh more on Jupiter or Earth?
Well, Jupiter is a bigger planet so it has more mass and mass causes gravitational attraction which is a big factor in deciding your weight. Weight=Mass x Acceleration of gravity so the bigger the gravity the bigger your weight so you would weigh more on Jupiter because of its bigger acceleration due to gravity. Your mass is going to stay the same no matter what but the gravity will change.