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What would the temperatures on a terraformed moon be like?

In the far future the moon is terraformed and maintains earth-like conditions for people to walk around freely. Gravity is a 6th of earth's. We assume the atmosphere is "well-functioning for human ...
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What would the effects on Earth be if the Moon rotated around Earth at the same speed as Earth's rotation? [duplicate]

In this story I'm working on, a tower on Earth is projecting a field to the Moon that keeps it locked in place directly above where the tower is. To onlookers on Earth, the Moon seems stationary to ...
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Winds on a tidally locked moon of a gas giant

My idea has been a colonized planet or moon with incredibly strong winds so that life is only possible in deep valleys protected from the wind. I recognize that wind is primarily driven by ...
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Feasibility and challenges of a kingdom existing within an eternal night?

Okay, so admittedly I was going for a title that was a bit more catchy than the actual question, but not by much. On a technical level, the real question is "Feasibility and challenges of why a large ...
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Balancing Water Vapor and Temperature for Global Cloud Layer

BACKGROUND: I have been working on a game called Rise: The Vieneo Province. Vieneo is a terrestrial moon (all details can be found here) but we have an atmospheric composition we arrived on from ...
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What would weather/geographical conditions be like on a tidally locked moon?

I'm trying to figure out what weather patterns and geographical conditions would exist on a habitable moon that is tidally locked to a much larger planet/gas giant. From my research, I was able to ...
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If our moon had an atmosphere, could it have seasons?

Because our moon is tidally locked with Earth, then the same half always faces the Earth regardless of where the Moon is in its orbit. As such, would a tidally locked satellite such as our moon (...
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What would be the effects of an Earth-like planet with a longer year and longer lunar orbit?

What would be the effects of an Earth-like planet with a longer year and longer lunar orbit? I have a planet with 432 days in a year and a lunar cycle of 36 days, with 12 months at 36 days each. The ...