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Moons orbiting planets orbiting stars
« on: May 23, 2011, 06:49:07 PM »
I just got Universe Sandbox today and I love it. I was wondering if there is a way to create my own system which has a planet that orbits a star and that planet has a moon or multiple moons orbiting it. All I can ever do is have the moon orbit the star. Thanks for the help. Awesome game.

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Re: Moons orbiting planets orbiting stars
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2011, 08:22:39 AM »
I hope to understand the question.

For the moons orbit around a planet, they must be close to this planet. Over the planet is close to the star, plus the moon should be close to the planet. If it does not work, increase the distance star-planet.

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Re: Moons orbiting planets orbiting stars
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2011, 11:24:36 PM »
Tisoon is right. You're likely placing everything too close together for it to remain stable.

See this answer for more info:
http://universesandbox.com/forum/index.php/topic,3696.msg35452.html#msg35452