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BlueDracheDate: Monday, 16.02.2015, 06:34 | Message # 1
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Here's a procedural planet with a pair of large moons on a catalog star. I found it interesting to land and watch the eclipses, both lunar, and solar, since the orbits line up much better than our Earth/Moon/Sol system.

Unfortunately, the inner moon is probably very close to the Roche limit.

More to follow.
DiscovererOfWorldsDate: Monday, 16.02.2015, 21:41 | Message # 2
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I also found moons very close to their parent planets, very, very close over the roche limit as they do not disintegrate?

the universe is made to be explored, but no one will ever visit it all

Edited by DiscovererOfWorlds - Monday, 16.02.2015, 21:43
SpaceEngineerDate: Tuesday, 17.02.2015, 10:39 | Message # 3
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Because they are outside the Roche limit. SE calculates the Roche limit and discard the moon if it is inside it. So the moons you have seen are outside the Roche limit.

matyno13Date: Tuesday, 17.02.2015, 12:31 | Message # 4
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And i found something that shouldn't even exist... 3 large asteroid moons on such orbits that if this were real world there wouldn't be no moons to be had, only colorful ring system that would slowly fall off as the selena planet is quite small and light... Album of shots of this monstrosity
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