[extropy-chat] Question for Amara

Mike Lorrey mlorrey at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 12 03:58:44 UTC 2005

--- David Lubkin <extropy at unreasonable.com> wrote:

> And would the ring system have a tidal effect? If so, how would it
> compare in magnitude and direction to the lunar tidal effect?

Depends on how much mass and at what altitudes the inner and outer
boundaries are at. It would likely be an even equatorial bulge that
might wobble if the ring has any seasonal angle of incidence (possibly
due to solar tide). Likely that most wouldn't notice it unless it was a
rather significant amount of mass in orbit.

Mike Lorrey
Vice-Chair, 2nd District, Libertarian Party of NH
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It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
                                      -William Pitt (1759-1806) 
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