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IndigoRed

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Do planets slow down from asteroid collisions?
« on: April 25, 2017, 05:32:20 AM »
I just wanted to know if the planets slow their orbital spin velocities (spinning on their axis) from say heavy asteroid bombardment.
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Physics_Hacker

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Re: Do planets slow down from asteroid collisions?
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 08:34:43 PM »
Not sure if US Legacy did but in US2 rotational speed and even angle can be changed using large objects (smaller ones wouldn't and don't effect rotation much)