Rotation of solid planets

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Rotation of solid planets

Post by Lazarus on 13th September 2012, 12:17 pm

Two studies which show that solid planets do not end up in pseudo-synchronisation but instead are captured into spin-orbit resonances (e.g. Mercury).

No pseudosynchronous rotation for terrestrial planets and moons
Spin-orbit coupling for tidally evolving super-Earths
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