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B Tidal Locking

  1. Mar 31, 2016 #1
    How close must a planet be to its parent star in order for it to be tidally locked?
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  3. Mar 31, 2016 #2


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    Tidal locking isn't just determined by position. It takes time for bodies to become locked and it is highly dependant upon the size of the bodies and initial rotations. So I don't think that there is a good general answer to this.
  4. Mar 31, 2016 #3
    Thanks for the answer and the link, it was very helpful.
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