Comparison of the height one can jump on each planet, and the moon, if the same jumping force is used.


Comparison of the height one can jump on each planet, and the moon, if the same jumping force is utilized.


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  1. Everybody gets this wrong.

    They think that since moon’s gravity is 1/6 that of earth you can do the direct presumption that you are going to jump 6 times higher.

    That would be try if you also made use of 1/6 of the force you apply here on earth.

    But if you want to find out how high you can jump you are not going to do that. You will apply the full force, yet you weight 1/6 of what you are used to.

    So you not only accelerate to 6 times that of the initial thrust here on earth, but it will take you 6 times as much to be slowed down by gravity.

    In fact the problem would be to control all that power because in addition you only have 1/6 the grip on the ground and with the smallest imbalance you’ll immediately understand why all the great jumpers on earth have huge tails or more legs.

  2. I wonder, does the Mars gravity would have an impact on one’s physique? Like down to few generations does Mars human would be different from the Earth human?

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