Weighty Matters: Your Weight on Every Planet in our Solar System

Weighty Matters: Your Weight on Every Planet in our Solar System

If your spouse or co-workers constantly nag you that you should lose some weight, maybe it’s time to move to another planet. That’s because we don’t have the same weight on any planet we could lay our foot on. The sad aspect is, on the other hand, that humanity has never laid foot on another planet. We only sent drones and robots, but never humans.

However, the future looks pretty good, considering that space agencies such as NASA and SpaceX are trying to figure out how to land people on other planets. However, we must keep in mind that landing humans on another planet would definitely be a terrible idea at this point. But assuming that humanity will exceed its scientific boundaries at some point, here’s how our weight would vary if we set foot on each of our Solar System’s planets and also on the Sun (with spacesuits, of course):


Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun, and you’ve probably already guessed that it’s no suitable destination for a vacation. That’s because, well, let’s just say that the weather is pretty bad on Mercury.

The first planet from the Sun also has a much weaker gravitational pull compared to Earth. The gravity of Mercury is about 3.7 m/s², which also means that it’s about 62% weaker than the gravity of our planet. If, for instance, you weigh 70 kilograms on Earth, you would feel light as a feather on Mercury, as you would weigh only 27 kilograms on the first planet from the Sun.


Venus is known for its scorching temperatures and thick atmosphere, but not many people know that its gravity is pretty similar to the one on Earth. The gravity on Venus measures at about 8.87 m/s². If you weigh 70 kilograms on Earth, you would have about 61 kilograms on Venus.


While Elon Musk is confident that humanity will land on the Red Planet by the end of the decade, it would be fun to realize what our weight would be there. Mars has a surface gravity of roughly 3.71 m/s², which means that it’s 38% of the gravity of our planet or 62% weaker. In other words, if you have 70 kilograms on our planet, any hypothetical Martians would probably perceive you as a model, considering that you would have only about 27 kilograms on the Red Planet.


Jupiter is the largest planet in our Solar System – it’s so large that over 100 planets the size of Earth would fit inside of it. Therefore, you have already guessed that the gravity of this ‘gas giant’ is hundreds of times stronger than the one of Earth. The gravitational pull of Jupiter measures at roughly 24.79 m/s², which means that the gravity on this planet is about 153% stronger than the one on our planet.

In other words, if you weigh 70 kilograms on our planet, you would feel the force of 1666 newtons on Jupiter. However, this planet doesn’t even have a solid surface, which means that physically standing on it is highly unfeasible even if you wear a spacesuit.


Saturn, the second-largest planet in our Solar System and the gas giant that’s well-known for its majestic rings has a gravity of about 10.44 m/s². If your weight is 70 kilograms on Earth, that means that you would weigh around 446 newtons on Saturn.


Uranus is known for its peculiar tilt and gravity of about 8.69 m/s². This means that your weight on Uranus, with a mass of 70 kilograms on our planet, would be about 367 newtons.


Neptune is the farthest planet from the Sun, and it has a gravity of roughly 11.15 m/s². If your weigh is 70 kilograms on our planet, it means that your weight on Neptune would be about 470 newtons.

The Sun:

The Sun consists of more than 99% of the Solar System’s mass, which means that it has a gravitational pull stronger than of any planet. The gravity of our star is about 274 m/s², which means that if it would be somehow possible to stand on the surface of the Sun, your weight with a mass of 70 kilograms on our planet would be 19,189 newtons.

It’s very easy to do a little math and calculate your weight on each planet by replacing the 70 kilograms with your own weight. Go ahead and have some fun!

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