Have you ever wondered how high you could jump on another planet? And how long would last that jump? You have certainly jumped on Earth and probably noticed that average jump is half a meter and you are only in the air for a second. Also, you probably know that gravity has something to do with that. Well, gravity is a fun thing sometimes. Especially when we simulate jumping on planets and objects in our Solar System. Check it out!
Thanks to the two astronomers Stuart Lowe and Chris North, we have a cool simulation on jumping on planets. So, how high we could jump? Let’s start from Earth, so we can easily compare.
- EARTH – This is a familiar place for us. Math says that the bottom of your feet might break 0.45 meters and the whole jump would last a second.
- MOON – Neil Armstrong could say something on this matter for sure, but simulations claim you could rise about 3 meters off the ground and stay in the air for about 4 seconds. That’s because the gravity of the Moon is 17 percent of Earth’s.
- MARS – Similar to the Earth-size and about a third of its gravity, if you are jumping on Mars, the jump would last for 2 seconds and you would be 0.9 meters off the ground.
- PLUTO – One of the coldest and most distant planets in our system, Pluto is only 4 percent of Earth’s gravity.Translated into jump properties, it means you could jump 7.6 meters in the air, and let you enjoy the view for a full 9 to 10 seconds.
- ENCELADUS – Liquid moon of Saturn is very interesting object that spits geysers into space and compared to our Moon it’s only 14 percent diameter. And that lead us to the highest ump so far: 42.6 meters and the trip to the landing would last entire minute. Awesome.
- COMET 67P – jumping on comets is a different experience than jumping on planets. Why? Well, if we jump on comet 67P we would just float off into the void of space. Our legs are stronger than its gravity.
If you want to see how high you would jump on other planets or objects like Saturn, Uran, Neptun, Phobos, Ganymede etc, check it out on the cool app High Jump.