aroub
  • aroub
Although Jupiter is more than 300 times as massive as Earth, a body would barely weigh three times as much as on the surface of Jupiter as it would on the surface of the earth and not 300 times. Explain why.
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ParthKohli
  • ParthKohli
Oh, yes, now I recall.
ParthKohli
  • ParthKohli
The radius of Jupiter is very large, so the gravitational force becomes lesser than Earth because the attraction is caused by the center.
anonymous
  • anonymous
so if we dig a hole in jupiter and go down to the point of earth radius, would i weigh 300 times more ?

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kropot72
  • kropot72
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/jupiter/
aroub
  • aroub
Thank you :]
kropot72
  • kropot72
You're welcome :)

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