Questions tagged [tides]

For questions about the gravitational interaction between astronomical bodies. This tag often describes water currents, but can also be applied to planetary phenomena such as tidal locking and tidal heating.

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Is a habitable planet in a sextenary star system possible?

So I want my planet to have six suns, but I'm not sure how far apart these stars would have to be from each other to not produce adverse effects on the planet that would prevent life from developing. ...
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What kind of planet would have a “megamareal” tidal range?

A large group of people has been banished from Earth and punished to scrape out a perilous existence on a strange planet. The planet has breathable atmosphere, and consists of an immense ocean teeming ...
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What would Earth tides look like if the Moon was in a polar orbit (instead of an equatorial orbit)?

Take the earth-moon system. Shift the moon's orbital plane about 90 degrees so that it is passes over both poles. What would the tides on this world look like? Sub-questions: What would the cycle ...

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