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MASS AND WEIGHT - SCIENCE GEEKS IN SPACE!

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Essential physics! What is the difference between mass and weight? How would we feel when we experience the gravitational field strength of different planets? How do we calculate our weight? The video explains all this and more as our adventurous, genetically engineered, science geeks are blasted it space for their final adventure....
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An object's mass does not change where ever you travel in the Universe! It is measured in kilograms. Weight is a force caused by gravity. It is measured in newtons. Your weight depends on the gravitational field strength of the object you are visiting. 
Gravitational field strength is measured in N/kg. You need to learn the following equation.... W = m x g.

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