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Help on tidally locked planets

  1. Jan 14, 2009 #1
    Is there an equation to predict the distance of a hypothetical planet from it's host star to be locked? (For G, K, M stars)
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  3. Jan 18, 2009 #2


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    I think you'd have to throw in a time constraint. Any planet should become tidally locked with its host star, given enough time.
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