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aroub

  • 3 years ago

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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  1. ParthKohli
    • 3 years ago
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    Oh, yes, now I recall.

  2. ParthKohli
    • 3 years ago
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    The radius of Jupiter is very large, so the gravitational force becomes lesser than Earth because the attraction is caused by the center.

  3. sara12345
    • 3 years ago
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    so if we dig a hole in jupiter and go down to the point of earth radius, would i weigh 300 times more ?

  4. kropot72
    • 3 years ago
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    http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/jupiter/

  5. aroub
    • 3 years ago
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    Thank you :]

  6. kropot72
    • 3 years ago
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    You're welcome :)

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