 # How much does Jupiter weigh compared to Earth?

If you weigh 100 pounds on Earth, you would only weigh 38 pounds on Mercury. Because Mercury weighs less than Earth, its gravity would exert less force on your body. If you were on Jupiter, though, you would weigh a massive 253 pounds! How can scientists scale gravitational pull? They do it by using the mass of other planets in the Solar System.

Jupiter is by far the most massive planet in our Solar System. It weighs in at 110 million trillion pounds (50 billion billion kg). That's more than five times the weight of all the other planets combined.

Earth weighs in at 5400 billion pounds (2400 billion kg), so Jupiter is about 16 times as heavy as Earth. This means that its gravity will compress Earth's atmosphere around the surface more than four times over. The pressure from this compression would be enough to cause serious damage to humans and animals; there would not be enough oxygen in the air to support human life.

However, the core of Jupiter is probably too large to be compressed significantly by its own gas cloud. This means that under normal conditions, the gravity of Jupiter should have no significant effect on Earth.

Scientists use this fact to their advantage when trying to measure distances across the Solar System. They do this by comparing the weights of planets or moons with known masses.

## What happens to your weight if you are on a planet that has less mass than Earth?

On Jupiter, where it takes 29 days for the planet to rotate around its axis, people would have to eat constantly to stay alive.

The more mass there is in a planet's gravitational field, the stronger that field is. So even though there is less mass on other planets, they still affect your weight negatively. It is just less mass so there is less force behind it. A person standing on Mars would feel one-sixth of the gravity that we do here on Earth. But because Mars is smaller than Earth, its influence on weight is only half as much.

The closer two bodies are together, the greater their combined effect on each other. So if someone was to go on a diet and lose weight, the less massive planet would be able to pull them down harder than if they were not thin enough to begin with. This is why underweight people from heavy-planet orbits tend to look like skeletons while those from light-planet orbits tend to fill out.

People who live on Venus would be very sensitive to changes in air pressure.

## How big is the gravitational pull of Jupiter?

Every planet in the solar system has a varied gravitational force, which explains why your weight varies from planet to planet. Jupiter has a large gravitational force since it is a huge planet. Jupiter's gravity is 2.4 times that of Earth's, therefore if you weighed 100 kg (220 lbs) here, you would...

## How much does the Earth weigh compared to other planets?

Because weight = mass x surface gravity, multiplying your weight on Earth by the figures above gives you your weight on each planet's surface. If you weighed 150 pounds (68 kg.) on Earth, you would weigh 351 pounds (159 kg.) on Jupiter, 57 pounds (26 kg.) on Mars, and 9 pounds (4 kg.) on Pluto.

Although Mars is bigger than Mercury, it is not as dense as the latter. If you weighed 68 kilograms on Earth, you would weigh 25.6 kilograms on Mars. Mars became the planet where you would weigh the least when Pluto was demoted to a dwarf planet.

## How do you calculate weight and mass on other planets?

We compute weight by multiplying mass by gravity on the planet's surface. You can compute your mass if you know your weight on Earth and the surface gravity on Earth. Then, using the surface gravity of that planet in the same calculation, you can compute your weight on any other planet. The exception is Pluto; it's removed from the gravitational pull of the Sun because it orbits so far away from the Sun.

For example, if the surface gravity of Mars is about 0.38 of a pound per square foot and you weigh 130 pounds on Earth, then you would estimate that you have a mass of about 52 kilograms (115 pounds) on Mars.

The value of 0.38 pounds per square foot is called "marsian" or "mmh". If you want to get more specific, you could also say that the weight of one ounce is about 30 grams, which would make the value 0.30 mmh instead.

It's very difficult to estimate the strength of the forces between objects on other planets because we don't have any way to compare them with forces on Earth. We can only look at the data for bodies on our own planet and try to extrapolate what might happen on others.

For example, we know that the force of gravity decreases as the square of the distance between two objects.

## How do you weigh a planet?

The gravitational influence of a planet on other planets determines its weight (or mass). According to Newton's Law of Gravitation, every matter in the cosmos attracts all other matter with a gravitational force proportionate to its mass. So, if we know the masses of two planets, we can calculate how much gravity they are exerting on one another.

The standard way to determine a planet's mass is to use Einstein's theory of relativity. In general relativity, the mass of an object such as a planet is called its energy-mass density. The mass density of a planet is high near the center of Earth where there is lots of matter around each atom, but low at the surface where there is less mass per unit area. Energy-mass equivalence tells us that the mass of Earth is 5.97×10^24 kg. This value changes depending on how close or far away from Earth it is possible for a spacecraft to travel.

Energy-mass equivalence states that the total mass of Earth equals its energy content (5.94×10^{49} J), so if we could measure the energy output of Earth we would be able to estimate its mass. However, since this is not possible with our current technology, we need another method for determining the mass of Earth.

## What is my weight on different planets?

Your weight differs on other worlds due to differences in gravity. Because you haven't altered, your mass remains constant. For example, let's say the average weight of a human is 70 kg (154 lb). That means on Earth, where we experience 1 g, humans would be able to walk around without support.

Here are some other values for your reference:

Earth - 70 kg

Mars - 38 kg

Venus - 453 kg

Mercury - 88 kg

Moon - 751 kg

All planets except Earth and Mars are less dense than water, which is one reason they can support life as we know it. A heavy object placed on Venus or Mercury would become extremely compressed under the force of the planet's gravity. It would reach pressures similar to those found inside rocks at the bottom of the ocean.

On Mars, the pressure is too low to create compression effects, but it is still strong enough to cause damage to living organisms. The wind on Mars is also very strong, and it would blow away anything smaller than yourself.

## How to calculate the weight of a planet?

The weight of the planets is computed by dividing the weight of an object on Earth by the weight of the planets. The formula is so named because it transforms an object's weight on Earth to its weight on other planets. Weight on Planets = (Weight on Earth/9.81m/s2) * Planet's gravitational force at that distance

The mass of each planet is given in Table 1. The figures in parentheses are estimates based on Jupiter's and Saturn's sizes compared to those of Earth. As you can see, even though Jupiter has more than 100 times as much mass as Earth, its gravitational pull is only about 11 times stronger.

Jupiter has mass more than 100 times that of Earth. If you were standing on Jupiter and someone told you there was a planet with Earth's mass less than 1000 miles away, how would you feel about this discovery?

This kind of close proximity leads to some interesting questions regarding gravity. For example, does the closer planet exert a stronger gravitational pull on the closer object? Or on a larger scale, when two objects try to pull each other closer, does one object always win out over the other? This depends on how large they are and how far apart they are from each other.

In conclusion, here is how you calculate the weight of a planet: First, you need to know the mass of Earth. 