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PHENOMENON
ORBITING
EARTH
MOON
ORBIT
PLANETS
TIDAL FORCE
LARGER BODY
ASTRONOMICAL BODIES
ORBIT PERIOD
SYNCHRONOUS ROTATION
TIDAL LOCKING
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Definitions

  1. Tidal Locking is a common phenomenon, both for moons around planets, and for stars in binary star systems.
  2. Tidal locking is caused by gravity, and does not require the bodies to be planets and moons.
  3. The tidal locking is almost certainly mutual.

Phenomenon

  1. Tidal locking A separate article treats the phenomenon of tidal resonance in oceanography.

Orbiting

  1. Tidal locking can potentially occur in any orbiting object, not just planetary ones.

Earth

  1. Whether this relationship arose by chance or is the result of some kind of tidal locking with the Earth is unknown [1].

Moon

  1. Because the Earth is so much larger than the Moon, this process, called tidal locking, took place very quickly, in a few tens of millions of years. (Web site)

Orbit

  1. For the other case where B starts off rotating too slowly, tidal locking both speeds up its rotation, and lowers its orbit.

Planets

  1. Tidal Locking is a common phenomenon, both for moons around planets, and for stars in binary star systems.
  2. Tidal locking is caused by gravity, and does not require the bodies to be planets and moons.

Tidal Force

  1. Tidal force is responsible for tidal locking.

Larger Body

  1. The process eventually leads to tidal locking of first the smaller, and later the larger body. (Web site)

Astronomical Bodies

  1. Tidal locking occurs in astronomical bodies that orbit each other closely. (Web site)

Orbit Period

  1. Another example of tidal locking is the orbit period and rotation of the planet Mercury. (Web site)

Synchronous Rotation

  1. In fact, most major moons in the solar system have synchronous rotation due to tidal locking. (Web site)

Tidal Locking

  1. The same effect on the Moon has led to its tidal locking: Its rotation period is the same as the time it takes to orbit the Earth.
  2. This synchronous rotation is a result of torque having slowed down the Moon's rotation in its early history, a process known as tidal locking.
  3. Tidal forces are also responsible for tidal locking and tidal acceleration.

Categories

  1. Synchronous Rotation
  2. Orbit Period
  3. Tidal Forces
  4. Planet Mercury
  5. Astronomical Bodies
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