[SOLVED] The Roche Limit What's hte formula for the Roche Limit? I can't find it any where!
Nov 5, 2003 #1 [SOLVED] The Roche Limit What's hte formula for the Roche Limit? I can't find it any where!
Nov 5, 2003 #2 Janus Staff Emeritus Science Advisor Insights Author Gold Member 3,725 1,660 R_{L} = 2.423R_{p}(d_{p}/d_{m})^{1/3} where R_{L} is the Roche Limit R_{p} is the radius of the planet d_{p} is the density of the planet d_{m} is the density of the moon. if the moon and planet are of equal density, it reduces to R_{L} = 2.423R_{p}
R_{L} = 2.423R_{p}(d_{p}/d_{m})^{1/3} where R_{L} is the Roche Limit R_{p} is the radius of the planet d_{p} is the density of the planet d_{m} is the density of the moon. if the moon and planet are of equal density, it reduces to R_{L} = 2.423R_{p}