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Old 11-15-2012, 11:52 PM   #66
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Originally Posted by vive le beau jeu ! View Post
Mr.DL explained it well.

you've got a kinda intermediary example with mercury, which is not tidally locked with the sun, but has instead a 3:2 spin-orbit resonance with the sun (rotates 3 times around its axis while making 2 revolutions around the sun... the mercurial day being longer than the mercurial year).

another interesting example is pluto-charon which are always "face-to-face" (both tidally locked to each other).

but i'm afraid that might be a bit too much of information in a short time for the OP...

another funny thing in the flat earth stuff is what they say about satellites:


now if someone still has this "not sure if serious" picture...

Thanks, pretty interesting! Things to think about while tennis is on hold
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