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Tidal heating going wacko
« on: December 09, 2016, 12:48:53 PM »
I don't know what's going on, but tidal heating goes crazy with time compression and close orbits in general. I put a large moon in a close orbit around a gas giant 1.5x the mass of Jupiter, and the moon started heating up to over 100 degrees while the gas giant became red-hot at over 1000 degrees.

Editing orbits also has odd tidal heating effects.


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Re: Tidal heating going wacko
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2016, 11:38:02 AM »
Thanks for reporting this. We did some testing and it looks like our tidal heating doesn't handle some extreme cases well. We're working on addressing this.  :)