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There are other questions on this site that discuss various aspects of habitable moons. After being here for a few years I learned how to search for topics. My answer here The major effects on the habitability of exomoons orbiting this Brown Dwarf1 says in part: There are many previous questions with answers about possible habitable moons of gas giant ...


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Firstly, mass of the planet does not affect the time it will take it does constrain the range of values that $T$ can take, of course (via the size of the planet's Hill sphere and the Roche limit of the system). I'm not sure if the approximation holds true when the relationship is more like a binary planet rather than a little moon-massive planet one. ...


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You need to remove all of the disturbing influences from your moons environment. Firstly make the moon have a circular orbit around the planet and the planet have a circular orbit around the star. Then remove all other moons or at least make them small and far out. That should do the trick. If necessary the moon could also start life with a large spin for ...


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