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# How do you change an object's mass on earth to its mass on the moon?

Updated: 9/17/2023

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14y ago

The object's mass is the same wherever it is. Mass doesn't change. What changes is the object's weight.

The weight depends on what other mass happens to be nearby.

When you know the object's weight on earth, multiply that by 0.1633 to find its weight on the moon.

If you don't need it that close, it might be easier to just divide the earth weight by 6.

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### Does an object on earth have the same mass as it does on the moon yes or no?

Yes. Mass is intrinsic to objects wherever they are. Weight and momentum can change with position.

### Why do objects weigh less on moon than on earth?

because the moon's mass is about one-sixth that of the Earth

### How does the Moon's size compares to earths size?

The volume of the Moon is 2% compared to the Earth. You would need 81 objects with the mass of the Moon to match the mass of the Earth.

### Why is the mass of an object the same on the moon as it is on earth but the objects weight is diffrent?

Because the force of gravity exerting on objects on the moon is much lower than that of the earth.

### What is its mass on the moon and on the Earth for a box of 16kg?

The mass is 16kg on both the Earth and on the Moon. Mass does not change due to gravitational forces.

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### Would there be gravity on earth if there was no moon orbiting it?

Yes. Gravity on Earth is caused by the mass of the Earth, not by the Moon.

### What is the mass of a 4 kg stone on the moon?

This is a trick question. Objects weigh less on the moon than they do on the Earth, however, objects have exactly the same amount of mass on the moon as they do on the Earth. So the 4 kg stone still has 4 kg of mass on the moon. But it only weighs about 2/3 of a kg on the moon.

### Why is there not very much gravity on the moon?

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### Why will a person's mass never change whether they are on earth or on the moon?

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### What will be the mass of a person on the moon having a mass of 60kg on the earth?

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### Why is there a difference in an object's weight on Earth and on the Moon?

Because the gravitational force between any two objects depends on the product of both their masses. The object's weight on earth depends on the object's mass and the earth's mass, whereas its weight on the moon depends on the object's mass and the moon's mass. Since the moon's mass is very different from the earth's mass, the object's weight is also different there.