# How much would a human weigh in Mercury?

Mercury has a significantly less gravitational force than we have here on Earth. As a result, if a person lived on the planet Mercury, they would weigh less. On Mercury, a 100-pound (45-kg) individual weighs just 37.8 pounds (17 kg). Mercury, although being the nearest planet to the Sun, is not the hottest planet in our solar system. The hot zone is on Venus.

The mass of Mercury is about 0.0384 solar masses. The orbital period of Mercury is 58 days. Its radius is 495,000 miles (800,000 km).

Venus is the second planet from the Sun and the one after Mercury. It has an average distance of 757 million miles from the Sun. It takes Venus approximately 69 days to orbit the Sun. It has a very intense surface heat because most of its surface is covered by dense clouds of sulfur dioxide gas.

Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the one before Mars. It has an average distance of 149 million miles from the Sun. It takes Earth approximately 92 days to orbit the Sun. It's mass is 5.972 billion pounds (2.6 trillion kg). Its name comes from Latin meaning "the home of gods" or "the divine one".

Mars is the fifth planet from the Sun and the one after Earth. It has an average distance of 140 million miles from the Sun. It takes Mars approximately 687 days to orbit the Sun.

## On Mercury, do you weigh more or less?

Because Mercury has less mass than Earth, its surface gravity is lower than Earth's. Mercury's surface gravity is only roughly 38% that of Earth's, therefore if you weigh 100 pounds on Earth, you would only weigh 38 pounds on Mercury. However, since Mercury has no significant magnetic field, your weight would be the same as on Earth.

This means that if you were to travel from Earth to Mercury, you would gain weight. You would need to lose weight to arrive at your normal weight; otherwise, you would exceed the safe limit for surface gravity.

The surface gravity of Mars is about 38% that of Earth, so it would weigh you down with a force of about 114 lbs. If you weren't used to this kind of weight, you would likely suffer health problems due to the pressure of such a load resting on your body.

Jupiter has a surface gravity about 99% that of Earth's, so you would weigh about 50 times as much as on Earth. This would be extremely difficult to live through even without considering the other effects of such a large load being placed upon your body.

Saturn has a surface gravity about 90% that of Earth's, so you would weigh about 18 times as much as on Earth.

## How much would you weigh on Earth if you were 100 pounds?

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! On Jupiter, 1 pound equals 454.6 grams. So, to weigh 100 pounds on Jupiter, you'd have to be making up for the lower gravitational pull by eating more food!

The weight of our planet is about 5x that of Earth's, so being on another planet would definitely make you feel very heavy!

It's estimated that the average male weight on Earth is 175 pounds and the average female weight is 115 pounds. So, if you were 100 pounds, you'd be a fat guy!

Now, let's take a look at some other numbers related to weight and gravity. The mass of Earth is 5.972 x 1024 grams, or 5.98042 x 1029 calories. If we divide the mass of Earth by its volume, we can get an idea of how much it weighs: 1 kilogram = 2.20462 pounds.

## Does Mercury have the highest surface temperature?

The planet that is nearest to the Sun. It is the smallest planet in the solar system. Mercury is extremely near to the Sun and has no atmosphere. These factors lead to Mercury's surface having the widest temperature variation of any planet or natural satellite in our solar system. The average temperature of its surface is -180° C, but it can reach a maximum temperature of 450° C.

Earth's average temperature is 15° C. Venus' average temperature is 90° C. Mars' average temperature is -60° C.

Mercury's average temperature varies by 300° F (150° C), due to its distance from the Sun and lack of an atmosphere. Because of this huge temperature difference, some places on Mercury are actually frozen solid. These frozen regions are called "mercuryspots." No ice or water exists within these spots today, because they were exposed to the sun for many years before being engulfed by darkness. When these spots were first formed, much of Mercury was probably covered in water, but over time it all evaporated. Now only certain areas retain their frozen state.

Even though Mercury has the highest average surface temperature of any planet, it still has very cold periods when temperatures can drop to -300° F (-180° C).

## Is Mercury cool or hot?

Mercury is virtually completely devoid of atmosphere. It may get really hot since it is so near to the sun. On a bright day, the mercury may reach a blistering 800 degrees Fahrenheit! ( Mercury, however, is not the hottest planet in the solar system. That title belongs to Venus.)

But even with these extreme temperatures, Mercury is still classified as a cold planet because its average surface temperature is -180 degrees F. And even though Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun, it always stays within the Sun's shadow and is therefore always dark except for when the Sun is directly over its equator. The only place on Mercury that ever sees direct sunlight is at the Sun's north and south poles. All other areas are in eternal night.

It used to be thought that Mercury had an iron core like Earth but new research has shown that there is no solid core. The inner part of Mercury is probably molten metal that was once absorbed into the planet's crust from the Sun during formation time but was later released when tectonic plates shifted and deep cracks formed in the surface.

Today we know a lot about Mercury because many missions have been sent to explore it. These include: MESSENGER, which entered orbit around Mercury in 2011; and MARCO, which is currently orbiting Mars.

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##### Christina Church

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