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What is gravitational pull on Earth?
Question Date: 2016-03-02
Answer 1:

The gravitational pull on Earth is approximately 9.8 meters per second squared (that is, every second, you will be moving 9.8 meters per second toward the center of the Earth than you were a second ago). 9.8 meters is roughly 32 feet.

Note from moderator: I took the following paragraph from wikipedia so our audience can have more information on this answer: "The gravity of Earth, which is denoted by g, refers to the acceleration that the Earth imparts to objects on or near its surface due to gravity."

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