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Gravity of planets

  1. Oct 15, 2003 #1
    How do we find out the gravity of planets
     
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  3. Oct 15, 2003 #2

    Janus

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    By observing the orbits of their satellites.
     
  4. Oct 15, 2003 #3

    Labguy

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    About all you could want about gravity can be found at:

    http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/physics/topics/Gravity.html

    For planets, go to the center column about 2/3 of the way down, and click on the single-word "Gravity".

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  5. Oct 15, 2003 #4

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    Gravity dictates the orbits of the planets around the sun (and as Janus said, the moons around the planets). By measuring those orbits, you can calculate the planet's gravity. See the link I provided in the other topic you started.
     
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