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Gordon Freeman

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[POSSIBLE BUG] Mass loss in Red Zone
« on: September 04, 2015, 12:16:43 AM »
It seems to me that all objects around and below the mass of our moon lose mass at a critical rate while orbiting their home star in the Red Zone

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Re: [POSSIBLE BUG] Mass loss in Red Zone
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2015, 04:59:11 AM »
I think it's not a bug, since objects that orbit very close to their home star will experience a mass loss because of the Heavy interference of the Star's gravitation field (a.k.a Tidal Force).

If you are not quite sure about the things that I just said, maybe you could search for a well-known planet called 'WASP-12b'. It is a gas giant that orbit it's own star once in less than 24 hours.

I don't really know if the same thing happens on a terrestrial planet, maybe the solid matter on the planet are heated up too much to a point that they evaporate into gases or even plasma.


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Re: [POSSIBLE BUG] Mass loss in Red Zone
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2015, 08:52:50 AM »
I know about IRL mass loss, but this is way too much. Objects around the distance of Mercury to the Sun lose billions of kilograms of matter every second.

UPDATE: It seems that every asteroid leaves volatile trails no matter how far away they are from their star.