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Re: what is the diffence between the gravitation on Earth and the Moon?

Date: Sun Oct 25 22:39:25 1998
Posted By: Richard T. De Van, Owner, PeregrineWest Internet Publications
Area of science: Earth Sciences
ID: 908569430.Es

Dear Elizabeth:

The acceleration of gravity on the surface of the Moon is 162 cm/sec*sec, 
while on the Earth it is 980 cm/sec*sec.  In simpler terms, the gravity on 
the Moon's surface is about one-sixth that on the surface of the Earth.

Best Regards,

Richard T. De Van
Salt Lake City, Utah

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