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Tidal Evolution of Exoplanets

@article{Correia2010TidalEO,
  title={Tidal Evolution of Exoplanets},
  author={A. C. M. Correia and Jacques Laskar},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  year={2010}
}
  • A. Correia, J. Laskar
  • Published 7 September 2010
  • Physics, Geology
  • arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
Tidal effects arise from differential and inelastic deformation of a planet by a perturbing body. The continuous action of tides modify the rotation of the planet together with its orbit until an equilibrium situation is reached. It is often believed that synchronous motion is the most probable outcome of the tidal evolution process, since synchronous rotation is observed for the majority of the satellites in the Solar System. However, in the 19th century, Schiaparelli also assumed synchronous… 
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