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# weight on the surface of a neutron star

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Neutron stars, such as the one at the center of the Crab Nebula, have about the same mass as our sun but a much smaller diameter.

If you weigh 655 N on the earth, what would you weigh when at the surface of a neutron star that has the same mass as our sun and a diameter of 16.0 km?

Take the gravitational constant to be G = 6.67×10^(-11) N*m^2/kg^2, free fall acceleration on earth to be g = 9.80 m/s^2, and the mass of the sun to be m_s = 1.99×10^30 kg.

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