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Does the mass of subatomic particles differ on different planets?

  1. Feb 5, 2016 #1
    Does the gravitational force of different planets affect it? I know about the higgs boson and so is that what gives a particle mass?
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  3. Feb 5, 2016 #2
    I know it sounds dumb
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  5. Feb 5, 2016 #4
    I thought so
  6. Feb 5, 2016 #5

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    For a good reason.

    The answer is no.
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    The weight of objects of the same mass will differ on different planets. Are you confusing "mass" and "weight"?
  8. Feb 5, 2016 #7
    Gravitational force will not affect the mass of a particle. The mass of a particle will determine the gravitational force it experiences but not vice versa. Also, read up some simple articles about the Higgs Field. I think you've got gravitational field and higgs field confused or something.

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  9. Feb 5, 2016 #8
    Yea that might be it
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