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Would your mass and weight change from earth to the moon?

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Abby Kylie

on 16 November 2012

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli By: Abby and Amiiee Would your mass and weight be the same on the moon? Since the moon is smaller than Earth. As a results the moon's force of gravity is only 1/6 of Earth's force of gravity. For example, if you were 100 pounds, you would only be 16 pounds on the moon The reason why it takes an astronaut to fall down slower on the moon is because the moon has a lower gravitational force. Which means it won't pull on you as much. No matter if you are on Earth, the moon or just chilling in space, your mass does not change. But your weight depends on the gravity force; you would weigh less on the moon than on Earth, and in space you would weigh almost nothing at all. Where ever you are, your mass will always stay the same. On the moon the gravity isn't as strong. Earth's gravity is as 6 times stronger as it is on the moon.
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