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How to simulate tidal currents on an O'Neill Cylinder

How do you simulate tidal currents in an O'Neill Cylinder to maintain a healthy biome for aquatic life? The O'Neill Cylinder contains artificial rivers, freshwater lakes, and "Oceans" which ...
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Making a moon habitable through tidal heating

Let’s say we have a Star system with a gas giant about 30 AU from the local sun. This is way too far for this particular sun to warm any moons to habitability (unless life inhabits subsurface oceans) ...
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