This page is an archive of a community-wide discussion. This page is no longer live. Further comments or questions on this topic should be made in a new Knowledge Bank page rather than here so that this page is preserved as a historic record. Graestan(Talk) 03:57, 26 November 2008 (UTC)
My first question was "Are there different accelerations due to gravity on each planet in the star wars system?"
I then searched "gravity" and read the article on it (hope its verified, gravity was certainly mentioned in episode 2). It said that "most" planets have the standard 9.81 m/s^2.
However i was still confused about it because of the "most". If so, which planets don't have the standard 9.81 m/s^2? Do these use gravity simulators like the ones used on ships (reference to the article)?
IF it is assumed that gravity is standard 9.81 on every planet, then thats ok, i just needed to know. I had this amusing sight of jedi fighting while floating.
I hope it doesnt break the "reading" rule, cause i was still confused about it after reading it.
Thank you.DarthVector 01:38, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
Baros and Ossel II are two high-gravity planets, while Dar'Or is a low-gravity planet. Planets seen in live-action are generally assumed to be close to Earth gravity, mostly because that's the planet they were filmed on. So, yes, there is a range of gravities on inhabited planets. —Silly Dan(talk) 01:58, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
Surface gravity of a planet follows the basic laws of physics. It is proportional to the mass of the planet, which is in turn proportional to the density and radius of the planet. Using those figures and a little fingerwork with your calculator, you can figure it out for any of them. Consult your grade school science textbook or the general wikipedia article for a simple explanation with examples. Hope that helps.
What he said. Obviously we can't be exactly sure of the surface gravity. Books don't just say Obi-wan fell at a rate of 9.81m per second through the planets atmosphere. The first major place I can think of that is obviously not normal is Kessel. SoresuMakashi(Everything I tell you is a lie) 06:12, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
I hope a book wouldn't say that. Because it would be wrong :P Obi-Wan would be accelerating by 9.81m/s^2. Gravity is acceleration, not velocity. Sorry, I'm weird like that. There's a part of me that's like "If you wrote that on a midterm, it would be WRONG!!!" and I sometimes can't stop that part of me :)Taral, Dark Lord of the Sith 14:59, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
I know Malastare is another planet with unusual gravity.Of course it too has never been shown in live action.--Darth Marik87 13:40, 31 October 2008 (UTC)