• Question: Is there a core in the moon allowing it to have somewhat stronger gravity than empty Space?

    Asked by Frozen comet to Anne, Beth, COLFlight, Jon, Tom on 16 Oct 2015.
    • Photo: Beth Healey

      Beth Healey answered on 16 Oct 2015:

      Hi Frozen Comet!!

      The existence of gravity is dependent on the mass and your distance from it.

      Consequently empty space has no gravity while the moon does (because the moon has a mass).

      Moon gravity is less than that we find on Earth because the moon has less mass.