# Earth

How do scientists know the weight of the earth do they have big scales.

you can calculate the mass with gravitational attraction between 2 objects from the equations:

F = (G) x (M1 x M2) / R2

G is a constant value

R2 is the radius between the 2 objects squared

M1 and M2 are the masses of the two objects.

using this formula, you can calculate the mass of the earth ecause we know what the value of F on earth: the gravitational constant 10 m/s2. G is a constant calculated by physics to be 6.7 x 10(-11). We know the radius of the earth to be 6400 kilometers.

after all that, it comes out to 6 x 10(24) kilograms in mass.

also you can never get the weight of earth calculated or estimated cause weight has to do with gravitational pull on an object. like you on earth have a weight cause earth pulls you down to it. the force you put out due to your mass is your weight. your weight will be different on other planets cause of mass and gravitational pull of planet, asteroid, star, or satelite(moon). since earth is not bound to anything then there is no weight for it. like magnus said the mass is calculated.

yea its impossible at this point in time to tell the w8 they can do a rough estimmet but at this point in time we only have the mass

They know the MASS (not weight) of the earth by calculating the effects that our planet has on other nearby bodies (like the moon).

its all about mass per cubic mile then they times that weight by how many cubic miles there are on the earth