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# Why is pull of gravity on the moon is17 times eart'son on which planet would you weigh less than you would on the moon?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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The pull of gravity is less on the Moon because the Moon has a weaker gravitational field than the Earth. This is because it has a smaller mass.

No planet in the Solar System has a mass less than that of the Moon, hence no planet has a weaker gravitational field. So there is no planet you could be on where you would weigh less than if you were on the Moon. (Does that make sense?)
However there are moons of other planets which are smaller than the Moon and some which are larger. Jupiter's largest moons Ganymede, Callisto and Io as well as Saturn's largest moon Titan are all bigger than the Moon. Europa (another moon of Jupiter) Neptune's moon Triton and The Dwarf Planet Pluto are all smaller than the Moon.

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### 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.

### Does your weight change depending on the pull of gravity?

Yes. What you weigh depends on the gravity of the planet you are on.

### Which planet would you weigh the most?

Jupiter, as it has the most gravity.

### How much would a 100 lb person weigh on a planet twice the mass of earth?

That would depend on the planet's radius. The strength of gravity depends on both the mass of the object in question and the distance from its center of mass. If the planet in question had the same radius as Earth, then the person would weigh 200 lbs as gravity would be twice as strong. If the planet had the same density as Earth it would have 1.26 times Earth's radius and gravity would be 1.26 times as strong and the person would weigh 126 lbs. If the planet had about 1.41 times Earth's radius then that person's would weight 100 lbs.

### How much would an object with a mass of 5 kg weigh on Planet A?

Well you would need to know the force of Gravity on the surface of Planet A to answer this. The equation to use would be 5 multiplied by the force of gravity on Planet A = the weight in kilograms. So if Gravity on planet A was twice that on Earth then it would weigh 10Kg and if it was 1/2 that on Earth it would weigh 2.5 kg.

### Why is the gravity stong here but not on the moon?

The force of gravity between two objects depends on both of their masses.So if the same person goes to two different planets, he will weigh more onthe planet with more mass, and he'll weigh less on the planet with less mass.The Earth has about 80 times as much mass as the moon has.And if you think gravity is strong on Earth . . . it's about 2.7 times as strongon Jupiter, and almost 28 times as strong on the sun.

### What effect does surface gravity have on things on a planet?

It makes something weigh more or weigh less. Also it makes something stay in the planet's atmosphere.

### What is the force of gravity at the surface of the fourth planet?

Not much, if you weigh 100lbs on Earth, you would weigh 37.7lbs on Mars.

### Surface gravity of Neptune?

Neptune's gravity is 1.14 times the earths gravity. So if you weigh 100 pounds you would weigh 114 on Neptune.

### How would your weight change on the surface of an earth sized planet whose mass was greater the earths Why.?

Your weight is directly proportional to the mass and gravity of the planet, if the planet has a greater gravity and mass, you will weigh more.

### What planet do you weigh least on?

By a very slim margin you would weigh the least on Mercury, where gravity is 37% the strength of it is on Earth. This is only a tiny bit less than the gravity of Mars, which is 37.11% of Earth's gravity.

### How would your weight change on the surface of an earth sized planet whose mass was greater than earth why?

Your weight is directly proportional to the mass and gravity of the planet, if the planet has a greater gravity and mass, you will weigh more.