Double Planets and Rocheworlds

Episode 5 of the Habitable Planets Series takes a look at double planets and what sort of conditions would prevail, or need to prevail, for them to be Earth-like. As well as the Rocheworld, a special case of Double Planets where the two planets either share an atmosphere or have even begun to merge together.

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Note: make sure to set units of both bodies to Earth Mass and period to hours or days if trying to look at double planet cases.

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