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Orbital Stability
« on: February 21, 2019, 06:14:36 AM »
I have a moon in my simulation that starts out in a circular 15 hour orbit in the equatorial plane of the planet, both bodies are tidally locked to each other, and the rotational axes are aligned. After a decade or two of simulation, the moon's orbit is inclined and eccentric, and the moon's rotational axis is tilted. I don't know that this is a bug. I suspect I just don't know everything about what makes an orbit stable. Can anyone clue me in? The moon's name is Hammer and is labeled "125 Hammer C4a" in the simulation I've posted in the "share your creations" thread, if that helps.