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Re: CONCULTURE: dual planets

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 17, 2004, 9:30
Wesley wrote:
> First things first - I think the tidal effects are going to be ginormous.
> will effect the crust as well as the liquid surface.
If two roughly Earth-sized planets were orbiting one another closely enough to have enormous tidal effects on one another, one might expect them to have become tidally locked to one another, that's to say, always turning the same side towards one another. If we additionally assume their mutual orbits to be close to circular, the mutual tides would be static, that's to say unnoticeable. You'd still get tides from the star, of course. Andreas


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