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How much gravity does Jupiter have?

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The surface gravity of Jupiter is 81.3 feet per second squared, about twice the surface gravity on Earth. An object that weighs 100 pounds on Earth weighs 253 pounds on Jupiter.

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Jupiter's strong gravitational pull allows it to hold onto 64 moons. The strength of Jupiter's gravitational pull was powerful enough to tear apart the comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 and pull its fragments into the planet's atmosphere. The surface gravity on Jupiter varies slightly depending upon an area's distance from the planet's center. At a further radius from the center, the surface gravity is lower than it is at a shorter radius from the planet's center.

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