• Question: Is it true that because Mars has lower gravity than Earth,a person weighing 200 pounds on Earth would weigh 76 pounds on Mars?I found this on a website...

    Asked by WiggleWaggleWorm to Daniel, Maggie, Ryan, Scott on 15 Nov 2017.
    • Photo: Ryan Cutter

      Ryan Cutter answered on 15 Nov 2017:


      Mars’ gravity is about 2.5 times weaker than here on Earth.
      So we take 200 pounds and divide it by 2.5! Which is 80 🙂
      So yes, a person weighing 200 pounds would be about 75 pounds on Mars!
      Great Question,
      Ryan

    • Photo: Maggie Lieu

      Maggie Lieu answered on 15 Nov 2017:


      Yes! Mars has lower gravity because it has less mass. It has about a third of the mass (and gravity) of Earth. This means we would weigh a third on Mars, we could jump 3 times higher and we could lift things more easily

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