Why do we weigh so much less on the moon?



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    The simple answer is, the moon’s gravitational pull is not as strong as the earth’s is, thus we “weigh less” on the moon. If we were able to live on other planets with stronger gravitational pulls we would weigh more.

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    In physics, weight as defined as mass x gravity. Your mass, or the amount of “stuff” inside you, will always be the same no matter where you are. Your weight will vary depending on the gravtational pull of where you are. Because there is less gravity on the moon, mass x gravity is less on the moon than on the Earth and thus you weigh less on the moon.

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