# Skyscrapers on low gravity planets

Would it be easier to build Skyscrapers on a planet with 50% of Earth's gravity, and the same atmospheric pressure of the Earth. I noticed someone asked why the planet has lower gravity, this is because the planet is smaller than Earth and less dense. I'll leave some details about the planet below.

• 0.282 (M⊕)

• 0.50 G

• 9564 km (diameter)

• Could you give some detail on why your planet has different gravity? Gravity isn't an independent variable. A variety of factors could be the cause of the reduced apparent gravity on a planet or even at various locations on that planet. These factors could have different effects on architecture.
– Kys
Commented Oct 13, 2016 at 17:06
• @Kys For a planet with 9564km diameter and 0.282 Earth's mass, the correct surface gravity is 0.5g. I can't see any reason for varying apparent gravity on the surface of such a planet; the gravity on Earth's surface doesn't vary in any meaningful way. Commented Oct 13, 2016 at 17:45
• @kingledion I also checked the math, and it makes me happy that this is the correct gravity. But about how gravity "doesn't vary in any meaningful way": it may not be meaningful for making skyscrapers, but it can be used for things such as finding ore deposits or calculating the mass of mountains. Commented Oct 13, 2016 at 18:45