I saw that this question was asked here: Stabilizing the obliquity of a planet except that the consensus was that a moon is mandatory. For my scenario: What should an inactive planet's topology be for nutrient circulation? I need to avoid any heating in the core of my planet, and a moon will do just that.

Is there any way to stabilize the tilt of a planet in a reasonable range (let's say it oscillates between 0° and 30° in worst case scenario, stays on 15° ideally) without heating its core?

  • $\begingroup$ In your plan you are already putting up a HUGE stonking big magnetic field to do the solar wind harvesting. Just angle that field relative to the solar magnetic fields, for attitude control. $\endgroup$
    – PcMan
    Jan 1 '21 at 18:52
  • $\begingroup$ This is genius. It will have a small impact, but might be more than enough to hold the thing in place over large periods of time. Thanks! $\endgroup$
    – GloomyBoy
    Jan 1 '21 at 22:24
  • $\begingroup$ "a moon will do just that": how much will it do? It's not a significant source of heating here on Earth. $\endgroup$ Jan 2 '21 at 1:50

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