Suppose an object were sent far out in space away from galaxies, stars, or other bodies. How would its weight change?
w=mg where w and g are vectors
The Attempt at a Solution
Since mass is an intrinsic property and doesn't depend on external sources, then its mass is constant. But its weight would change. Let's say it has a mass m=1 kg. Then its weight on earth would be 9.8 N. Then since the object is in space away from gravitational influences, wouldn't it be in a state of weightlessness? Because it has nothing to accelerate towards. So would its weight and apparent weight equal 0 N?