If you could rocket up to space and visit other planets, you would most likely want to walk around and explore all those other planets.
Maybe you would even want to see the view of the earth from a different planet.
Whatever your reason is for visiting space, one significant change that you would have to take into consideration on different planets would be your body weight.
Depending on the planet, your weight will drastically change.
Scientists have studied this weight phenomenon for many years.
Today, they have an equation that allows you to know what your weight would be on the different planets in our solar system.
So, how much do I weigh on other planets?
It was Sir Isaac Newton who came up with the brilliant equation for gravity, which looks like this:
F = G((Mm)/r2)
But there is a more simplified way to figure out your body weight on another planet.
Each planet has different masses and surface gravity.
This list will help you get a better idea of each planet’s mass in proportion to earth’s mass.
- Mercury: 0.38
- Venus: 0.91
- Earth: 1.00
- Mars: 0.38
- Jupiter: 2.34
- Saturn: 1.06
- Uranus: 0.92
- Neptune: 1.19
- Pluto: 0.06
How To Calculate Your Body Weight On Other Planets
Now that we know the different masses of each planet, it’s time to do some math.
All you need to do is multiply your body weight times the planet mass to discover your total weight.
(Your weight on earth x planet mass = Your total weight on planet)
For example, if you weigh 150 pounds and want to know what your weight is on Mercury, it would be:
150 pounds x 0.38 = 57 pounds
Go ahead and calculate your weight on your planet of choice.
Which planets did you choose to calculate?
Were you heavier or lighter than your weight on earth?
~ Fun Fact ~
Did you know that Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system? Saturn comes in second.