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Weight Question 2

2. In December 1995, a probe launched from Jupiter's only artificial satellite (NASA's Galileo probe) plunged into Jupiter's atmosphere. Its weight on Earth was 3·4 kN. Jupiter's gravity is about 23 N/kg, whilst on Earth it's about 10 N/kg.
Galileo probe descending into Jupiter's atmosphere
  1. What was the probe's mass?
  2. What was its weight as it hurtled to certain destruction on Jupiter?

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