See How Far You Could Jump, and How Strong You’d Be On The Surface of Uranus

Written by Jeremiah Wright
Updated: May 10, 2023
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A very good jumper can jump less than 9 feet far – about 6 ft 6 in to 8 ft 2.5 in. On the other hand, the average person can jump about 7 ft 5 in. Naturally, the distance that you can jump is influenced by many things, such as the speed before the jump and muscle strength.

Speed and strength can be directly changed by the jumper. However, there’s one thing that cannot be changed that easily. That thing is gravity, something experienced on all planets. Earth’s gravity is known as normal gravity and measures 1g – about 32.2 ft/sec2 of acceleration. This value is different on every planet in our Solar System.

In this article, we’ll see how far you could jump and how strong you’d be on the surface of Uranus, one of the ice giants revolving around our Sun.

What factors influence the distance of a long jump?

Gravity affects the acceleration that one can have before and after jumping.

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The distance of a long jump is influenced primarily by vertical velocity during take-off and horizontal velocity developed in the run-up.

The equation to determine jump distance takes into account several values such as take-off angle, acceleration due to gravity, take-off velocity, and so on. Most of these values are constants – at least here, on Earth. For this particular purpose, we’ll consider professional jumpers only, as they have a constant take-off height. People jump differently, so a child or a casual jumper would experience different or inaccurate results if the equation in question is applied.

Nevertheless, horizontal and vertical matter – or do they? How much do they influence jump distance (and height) when exposed to the surface of Uranus?

What is the exact gravity on Uranus?

The exact gravity on the surface of Uranus is 0.886 g.

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The exact gravity on the surface of Uranus is 28.51 ft/sec2 – or 0.886 g. It is about 89% the gravity of Earth – or 11% weaker. A 10 lbs object on Earth would weigh about 8.8 lbs on Uranus. This value influences the weight of objects (not their mass), your ability to jump, as well as your overall strength.

Uranus is one of the planets with a gravity very similar to ours. As a result, jumping on it (vertically or horizontally) won’t have significantly different results. At the same time, objects lose only a fraction of their weight, so you wouldn’t necessarily be more powerful on Uranus.

For comparison purposes, the gravity on the Moon is 5.31 ft/s2 – or 0.166 g. It is about 16% the gravity of Earth – or 84% weaker. You can refer to the famous moon walking videos to get an idea and a starting point for the matters in question here.

How far and high could you jump on the surface of Uranus?

In theory, on Uranus, you could jump approximately 1.80 ft high from a standing position and spend 0.70 seconds in the air. On Earth, you can jump about 1.64 ft high and spend 0.63 seconds airborne. This means that, on Uranus, you can jump about 1.1 times as high and far away.

The mass of Uranus is about 14.5 Earths, an aspect that directly influences the gravity on this planet. There, building up speed is similar and as effortless as on Earth. Taking numbers into account, you’d experience about 11% improvement.

In theory, according to the data presented here, you could jump approximately 97.9 inches far on the surface of Uranus – about 110% of an approximate average 7 ft 5 in (89 inches) jump on Earth. On our planet, this would make you a very good jumper.

How far and high could you jump on the surface of every planet in our Solar System?

Here is how far and how high you could jump on the surface of every planet in our Solar System:

Jump height (approx.)Jump distance (approx.)
Earth1.64 feet89 inches
Mercury4.33 feet234 inches
Venus1.80 feet97.9 inches
Mars4.33 feet234 inches
Jupiter0.62 feet34.7 inches
Saturn1.54 feet82.77 inches
Uranus1.80 feet97.9 inches
Neptune1.41 feet77.43 inches
Pluto24.34 feet1,406.2 inches

How strong would you be on the surface of Uranus?

In theory, you’d be 1.1 times as strong on the surface of Uranus. On the planet’s surface, 10 lbs feel like 8.8 lbs. The greatest weight ever lifted, 6,270 lbs, would weigh only about 5,555.2 lbs on Uranus.

Object mass must be taken into account as well. The bigger the mass of an object is, the more difficult it will be to pick up, regardless of weight and gravity. For example, even in 1% gravity, you couldn’t pick up a mountain. In short, the weight changes, but the mass doesn’t.

Compared to Earth, differences wouldn’t be drastic on Uranus, as the planet has a gravitational force that’s only 11% weaker than Earth’s. You’d be a little stronger and jump a little further if you lived there.

What planet could you jump the farthest and be the strongest on?

You’d be the strongest and jump the farthest on Pluto. The planet’s gravity is only 0.063 g – about 6% of the Earth’s gravity. After jumping on the surface of Pluto, you’d be airborne for about 10 seconds before falling back down to its surface. 

Here’s Uranus compared to other planets!

PlanetVolumeMassSurface GravityEscape velocityAverage surface temperature
Uranus63.086 Earths14.536 Earths0.886 g13.24 mi/s-353 °F
Mars0.151 Earths0.107 Earths0.3794 g3.12 mi/s-81 °F
Neptune57.74 Earths17.147 Earths1.14 g14.6 mi/s-373 °F
Jupiter1.321 Earths317.8 Earths2.528 g37.0 mi/s-238 °F
Saturn763.59 Earths95.159 Earths1.065 g22 mi/s-285 °F
Venus0.857 Earths0.815 Earths0.904 g6.44 mi/s847 °F
Pluto0.00651 Earths0.00218 Earths0.063 g0.75 mi/s-375 °F
Mercury0.056 Earths0.055 Earths0.38 g2.64 mi/s354 °F
Earth2.59876×1011 cu mi1.31668×1025 lb1 g6.95 mi/s57 °F

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