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The mass of the Moon is 7.4 x 10 22 kg and its mean radius is 1.75 x 103 km. What is the acceleration due to gravity on the surface of the Moon? Please provide detailed explanation and reflect your work with units.

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Using given paramters such as radius of the Moon and its mass the acceleration due to gravity on the Moons surface is determined.

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First we need the value of the universal gravitational constant which applies everywhere in the universe. This is given as a value of

G = 6.674 x 10^-11 N.(m/kg)*2 ...

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