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# Do planets always have stronger gravity than moons in your Solar System?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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YES otherwise the planet would be called the moon because a moon is a body revolving a planet and that happens when the planets is BIGGER.....hope u understood :D

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### Which has a more powerful gravity a small planet or a large planet?

It would depend on the mass of the planets. The surface gravity of a planet is directly proportional to its mass and inversely proportional to the square of its radius. If two planets have the same mass but different sizes, the smaller planet will have stronger gravity because the surface is closer to the center of mass. Conversely, if two planets are of the same size, the one with more mass will have stronger gravity. Since larger planets usually have more mass than smaller ones they usually have stronger gravity, though not always.

### When is gravity strongest?

gravity will always be the same it is always stronger than objects but it will never change.

### Why do planets are always in orbit?

to keep gravity going

### Why is the gravity pull stronger in the evening?

Its always the same.....

### What is the the force of governing the motion in the solar system?

The forcetat drives all large scale motion (from cars to planets and suns) is GRAVITY, the gravitational force. The reason it is so important on large scale is that, unlike other forces, it is always attractive. Electromagnetism, though stronger than gravity, is sometimes attractve and sometimes replulsive and these tend to cancel each other out.

### What is the force of governing the motion in the solar system?

The forcetat drives all large scale motion (from cars to planets and suns) is GRAVITY, the gravitational force. The reason it is so important on large scale is that, unlike other forces, it is always attractive. Electromagnetism, though stronger than gravity, is sometimes attractve and sometimes replulsive and these tend to cancel each other out.

### Is there really no gravity in space?

No, The sun's gravity is always pulling on all objects which also keeps the planets from floating away.

### Why do the planets stay in the same orbit the whole time?

Because the gravitational pull of the Sun - keeps them there ! The planets are always trying to fly out into space, but the outward pull of the planets is counteracted by the gravity the sun exerts on them. If the sun's gravity stopped - all the planets would zoom off into space !

### Can planets and dwarf planets revolve around the sun?

Yes, they revolve around the sun in their orbits. Their orbits depend on their weight, which would determine the weight of gravity in individual cases, and the planets are controlled by their own gravity and the centrifugal and centriputal forces always in effect.

### How does the sun's gravity affect the planets?

Yes. The sun is attracted by the gravity of the planets just as the planets are attracted by the sun. Since the sun is more massive it does not move as much, bu the gravity of the orbiting planets does cause it to "wobble."

### What is the importance of rotation of the planets to the solar system?

None at all - they rotate only because that is what they have always done. Their angular momentum comes from the rotation created by gravity when different bits of gas gathered together under the force of gravity billions of years ago.

### Can planet grow without gravity?

Gravity comes with mass so since a planet has mass there is some gravity. the bigger the planet the more mass it has. smaller planets have less gravity. so either way there is always some gravity on a planet.