# How much is Pluto's gravity compared to Earth's?

Pluto's surface gravity is roughly one-twelfth that of Earth. If you weigh 100 pounds on Earth, you would weigh 8 pounds on Pluto. Keep the conversation going on Twitter and Facebook.

## How much less do you weigh on Pluto?

Pluto's gravitational pull is substantially lower than that of our planets since it is much smaller and has less mass than Earth. The dwarf planet's surface gravity is 2.2 ft/s 2. This indicates that 100 pounds on Earth would be equivalent to only 7 pounds on Pluto!

However, the strength of gravity varies depending on how far you are from the source. The further you get from a massive object like Pluto, the weaker its gravitational force becomes. This is because as you move away from the object, there is more space between you and it; therefore, its impact on you decreases.

So if you weighed 100 pounds on Earth but went to Pluto, you would only weigh 7 pounds! However, you would still feel the effects of Pluto's gravity since it is still strong enough to keep objects on its surface. For example, if a car crashed into some rocks on Pluto, they might break off due to the low weight of the vehicle.

Also, since Pluto has no atmosphere, it can be used as a reference point for measuring the effect of gravity across its surface. The amount by which your weight is reduced on Pluto relative to Earth will give scientists information about the depth of its underground layers.

Overall, the average person who weighs 150 pounds on Earth will weigh about 70 pounds on Pluto.

## Can you walk on Pluto?

Pluto, unlike its gaseous neighbors, is mostly composed of rock and ice, making it conceivable to walk on it. However, with a surface gravity of just 0.063 g, as compared to the Earth's 1 g, you'd need a lot of weight to stay on the ground. The best chance of finding something that could support your weight would be in the mountains, where the pressure is higher than from the surface down.

However, even in the mountains, your chances of finding anything interesting are fairly small. The solar wind blows away much of what goes into orbit around Pluto every 10-12 years, so if you were to visit soon after an impact event, there might be some evidence remaining. But if you were to visit later, like now, there wouldn't be enough time for anything to have moved by ploughing through the surface at walking speed.

Even if you did find something worth looking at, there's no way to know whether it was left by humans or not. Some natural features may look like they were made by people, but we can't tell if they were used for purpose until we know more about how people influenced the planet. For example, many geologists believe that the Amazon River Valley was formed by an enormous flood caused by a volcanic explosion. This would explain why there's no evidence of any previous human activity there - because there wasn't any!

## Does Pluto have a hard surface?

Pluto is around two-thirds the size of Earth's moon and is thought to have a rocky core covered by a mantle of aqueous ice. Its surface is covered in icy compounds like as methane and nitrogen frost. Pluto's mass is around one-sixth that of Earth's moon due to its lower density. Thus, it must have a large iron core to support its massive magnetic field.

However, recent data from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft indicates that Pluto has a relatively thin atmosphere composed of nitrogen molecules with traces of other gases such as methane.

This means that much of its mass is likely found in its core, which makes it difficult for me to imagine how Pluto could retain enough heat to melt its way through its rocky core and down to its innermost point where it would meet its water ocean.

Furthermore, even if Pluto did have an ocean beneath its icy shell, it would be cold enough that it might freeze over completely, or at least partially, every few hundred thousand years, which is similar to the time it takes for all the ice on Mars today to melt away. The only evidence we have for past life on Pluto's oceans are its mountains which are made of frozen methane gas.

So, although Pluto has many features that suggest it was once warmer than it is now, it also has features that tell us it couldn't have been too hot because most water will freeze at below -18 degrees C (0 degrees F).