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It's fascinating to explore the differences in jump height on various celestial bodies within our solar system, but how high you would jump on other planets or moons?
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On Earth, with its moderate gravity, the average human jump height is approximately 0.45 meters. However, when it comes to Jupiter, which is about 300 times more massive than Earth, the gravitational force is significantly stronger. Jumping on Jupiter would require much more strength, and your jump height would be considerably reduced compared to Earth.
As for Phobos, one of Mars' moons, the situation is quite intriguing. Phobos has an extremely weak gravitational force due to its small size and mass. In fact, its gravity is so weak that if you were to jump with the same force you use on Earth, there's a chance you would never land back on Phobos. Your jump would carry you to a height of 773 meters, and since Phobos lacks sufficient gravity to pull you back down, you would simply keep floating away into space.
These comparisons highlight how the force of gravity varies across different celestial bodies and the impact it has on our physical abilities.
Average human jump height on:Earth - 0.45 m Jupiter - 0.17 m Neptune - 0.39 m Uranus - Saturn - Venos: 0.48 m Mars - Mercury: 1.18 m Moon: 2.72 m Pluto: 7.11 m Ceres: 15.75 m Mianda (Uranus moon): 57.00 m Phobos: 773.00 m
The intriguing video (3D comparison) below made by Metaballstudios highlights how the gravitational forces of different worlds can greatly affect our ability to jump.
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