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My question may not make a lot of sense the way I've phrased it, but this is what i'm asking: what would the effect of an earth sized planet with the same orbital pattern and speed having a retrograde rotation that would be roughly the same as the standard 24 hour earth day?
I would include that there would also be a moon affecting the tides, also rotating counter to that of the planet. Would this even be possible?
I would think the tides alone would be massive and the weather patterns would cause nearly constant hurricane force winds, making it a very difficult (if not impossible) place to inhabit or colonize on a permanent basis. Or would the gravitational and tectonic forces literally rip the planet apart?