How Fast a Rocket Has to Go to Leave Each Planet in the Solar System


Because other planets in our solar system have different gravitational strength, they each have different escape velocities. For example, you’d have to reach an unthinkable 135,000 mph to leave Jupiter, because the planet is twice as massive as all the other planets put together. Here’s an excellent animation by Business Insider showing how fast you’d have to go to leave each planet in the solar system.

How Fast a Rocket Has to Be to Leave Every Planet
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