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' My Weight Throughout the Solar System '
Estimated weight on Earth: __________ lbs.
Location in Solar System
Planets:
Dwarf Planets:
Mercury
Mass/Gravity
Compared to Earth
0.90
Jupiter
2.5
Saturn
1.10
Ceres
0.00016
Pluto
0.04
Moons: Earth’s Moon
0.17
Stars:
The Sun
Insert your weight onto the line (or choose whatever
weight you want to use).
0.40
Venus
Mar’s Moon Phobos
My weight at this
location would be:
0.0006
28.0
Multiply the weight by the figure given for each
object. Round to the nearest whole number.
If an object weighs less than one pound, use the
“less than” symbol (>),
Weight Just a Minute!
Many people think that the terms “mass” and “weight” mean
the same thing, but they don’t. Mass is a measurement of the
amount of matter that an object contains, while weight is a
measurement of the pull of gravity upon an object. Unlike
mass, which doesn’t change, an object’s weight can change
depending on its location. For example, on the moon you
would weigh about one sixth of your weight here on Earth.
This is because the moon is much less massive than Earth, so
the pull of the moon’s gravity would be far less than that of
Earth’s gravity. If you should travel to another planet, moon, or
star, your weight would change again, depending on the mass
and amount of gravitational pull present at each location.