>>Me:
>>how about a planet that had lots of heavy elements so it was 4 times
>>as dense as the Earth but only 2000 miles in diameter. The Earth
>>would have 64 times the volume and 16 times the mass, but the
>>gravity on the surface of this small world would be exactly the same
>>as we have, 1g. The good part is that the escape velocity would only
>>be 1/16 that of the Earth.
> Michael Lorrey <retroman@together.net>
>if its smaller it would have a larger volume????
No. The Earth is 8000 miles in diameter and would have a volume 64 times that
of a planet 2000 miles in diameter, and that's just what I said. Even if the
smaller world was 4 times as dense the Earth would still have 16 times the
mass.
John K Clark johnkc@well.com
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