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Rings & Tidal locking.

  1. May 28, 2013 #1
    Could the formation of rings occur on a planet which is tidal locked?
     
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  3. May 29, 2013 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    Welcome to PF;
    Presumably they could - it would depend on the detailed circumstances.
    Just because the planet is tide-locked, does not mean it's satellites have to be.

    See:
    http://www.universetoday.com/15387/formation-of-saturns-rings/ [Broken]
     
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