# Is gravitational pull affected by mass?

## Is gravitational pull affected by mass?

Objects with more mass have more gravity. Gravity also gets weaker with distance. So, the closer objects are to each other, the stronger their gravitational pull is. Earth’s gravity comes from all its mass.

**How are mass and weight affected by gravitational pulls?**

Weight is a measure of how much gravity pulls on a mass or object. On the moon, there is less gravity pulling on objects, so they weigh less. Remember, even if you weigh less because of a change in gravity’s force on your body, your body’s mass is still the same.

### What effect would increasing the mass of two objects have on the gravitational attraction between them?

Increasing the mass of two objects will increase the gravitational force of attraction between them, assuming no change in the distance separating them.

**What happens to the gravitational force when one 1 Mass is being moved away from the other?**

Gravity is the universal force of attraction. This force of gravitational attraction is directly dependent upon the masses of both objects and inversely proportional to the square of the distance that separates their centers. This means that as you move away from an object the gravitational force decreases.

## How do you find the gravitational force with only one mass?

We can do this quite simply by using Newton’s equation: forcegravity = G × M × mseparation2 . Suppose: your mass, m, is 60 kilogram; the mass of your colleague, M, is 70 kg; your centre-to-centre separation, r, is 1 m; and G is 6.67 × 10 -11 newton square metre kilogram-2.

**What happens to force when mass is doubled?**

If the mass of one of the objects is doubled, then the force of gravity between them is doubled. If the mass of one of the objects is tripled, then the force of gravity between them is tripled. If the mass of both of the objects is doubled, then the force of gravity between them is quadrupled; and so on.

### What affects the gravitational force between two objects?

When dealing with the force of gravity between two objects, there are only two things that are important – mass, and distance. The force of gravity depends directly upon the masses of the two objects, and inversely on the square of the distance between them.

**What two factors will make an object stable?**

The stability of an object is dependent on two factors:

- The base width of the object.
- The center of gravity.

## Why does gravity not depend on mass?

Mass is intrinsic to matter, but weight is the force of gravity on that mass. Remember, F=ma. The acceleration due to gravity does not depend on the mass of the object falling, but the force it feels, and thus the object’s weight, does.

**Why does the Sun have a strong gravitational pull?**

The Sun Has a Lot of Pull! Because it is so massive, the Sun exerts a lot of gravity, or pull, on the planets—enough to make them orbit around it. If the planets were not moving forward at a speed fast enough to balance the Sun’s sideways pull, they would fall into the Sun.

### What has the strongest gravitational pull?

Jupiter, the fifth planet from the Sun, has the strongest gravitational pull because it’s the biggest and most massive.

- Massive Gravitation.
- Jupiter and the Asteroid Belt.
- Almost a Star.
- Jupiter and Neighboring Planets.

**Which is larger the sun’s pull on the Earth?**

Earth’s pull on the Sun is larger. There is no pull or force between Earth and the Sun.

## Which has a stronger gravitational pull in the Sun Earth system?

Even though the sun is much more massive and therefore has stronger overall gravity than the moon, the moon is closer to the earth so that its gravitational gradient is stronger than that of the sun.

**What is the gravitational pull on Earth?**

9.807 m/s²

### Does the sun have the greatest gravitational pull?

Due to its mass, the Sun is the body that has the greatest gravitational influence on all the other components of the system that revolve around it; and following the same principle, satellites revolve around their parent planet.

**Which planet has the weakest gravitational pull?**

Gravity of Mars

## Could you jump higher on Venus or on Mars?

High jump

Name | Gravity m/s² | Jump height metres |
---|---|---|

Mercury | 3.7 | 1.32 |

Venus | 8.87 | 0.55 |

Earth | 9.81 | 0.50 |

Mars | 3.71 | 1.32 |

**What would your weight be on the moon?**

Your weight on the Moon is 16.5% what you would experience on Earth. In other words, if you weighed 100 kg on Earth, you would weigh a mere 16.5 kg on the Moon. For you imperial folks, imagine you tipped the scales at 200 pounds. Your weight on the Moon would only be 33 pounds.