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Foolacious Donating Member (73 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 04:08 PM
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19. Another article said 2.4 times the RADIUS of Earth,
Edited on Mon Dec-05-11 04:08 PM by Foolacious
so, assuming the same average density as Earth, you'd weigh 2.4 times as much; volume and therefore mass (because of the density assumption) increase as the cube of the radius, and gravity increases linearly with mass and decreases with the square of the radius. In other words, 2.4 cubed divided by 2.4 squared is 2.4. It would be uncomfortable.

Of course, the other article's claim that it's 2.4 times Earth's radius could easily be a misunderstanding. Does anyone have a link to the actual report?
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