The planet Jupiter is about 300 times as massive as Earth, but an object on its surface would weigh only 2.5 times as much as it would on Earth. Why?

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Apr 18, 2016

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The surface gravity depends upon 2 things. One its mass and the second id the distance from center.

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As the density of Jupiter is onlu 1.32 g/cm Cube the distance from center will be high. Earths density is high 5.51 gm/Cm cube.
THat is the reason for low surface f gravity forula for calculating g=G *m/r 2.

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