How much stronger is the gravitational pull of Saturn from the sun?

1 Answer
Apr 13, 2016

A little stronger than the pull of the Earth, from the Sun. The proportion is nearly 1.035.


The pull is directly proportional to the mass and inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the Sun

The mass of Saturn is nearly 95 times the mass of the Earth.
The average Sun-Saturn distance is nearly 9.58 times the Sun-Earth distance of 1 AU.

So the ratio of the pulls = (ratio of the masses)/(ratio of the squares of the distances from the Sun)
#= 95/(9.58^2) #= 1.035, nearly