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Do tides occur on planets like Neptune, having water?

I mean, we experience tides here on earth because of combined effect of gravitational field of moon and sun. So I thought that tides could also occur on other planets. Let us consider Neptune where ...
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Do tides occur on planets like Neptune, having water?

I mean, we experience tides here on earth because of combined effect of gravitational field of moon and sun. So I thought that tides could also occur on other planets. Let us consider Neptune where ...
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Solid-body tides on the Moon

There are various good models for solid-body tides on the Earth. Are there any recommendations for tides on the Moon?
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Why are tides high only on a full moon day?

As far as I've known, sea tides are higher on a Full moon day. And that is due to the "gravitational pull" of the moon. But we know that moon is visible because of reflection of sun's rays. So, even ...
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Is Jupiter's rotation slowing?

According to Wikipedia, re Europa's tidal flexing: the tidal flexing kneads Europa's interior and gives it a source of heat, possibly allowing its ocean to stay liquid while driving subsurface ...
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What would the tides on the Trappist-1 planets be like? [duplicate]

In the recent press conference about the planets orbiting around Trappist-1, one of the astronomers mentioned that the planets are close enough to each other that the tidal forces between planets are ...
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Why is the eccentricity of Triton so low?

Triton is very special, since its orbit is retrograde respect Neptune, its obliquity is near 0° and its orbit is almost circular (according to Harris (1984) is $5 \times 10^{-4}$). I'm familiar with ...
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Why and how the Moon experiences only slight tidal forces [closed]

I understood the literal meaning of the red-underlined sentences, but frankly speaking, I don't know the processes. I mean I want to know how Earth's rotation makes a cycle of two high and two low ...
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Effects of the solar tide on planets

It’s well known that (lunar) tides on Earth result in a transfer of angular momentum from Earth proper to the Earth–Moon orbital motion. That’s why the Moon resides now in a high Earth orbit, and ...
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Why are tides biggest during the equinoxes?

I've read that during the equinoxes, tides are at their maximum. Shouldn't this only apply to latitudes near the equator? I mean, when the solar declination is near to 0º and we have a full or new ...
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What causes the antipodal bulge?

The Wikipedia article on tides shows a diagram with a tidal bulge both towards the Moon and on the antipodal point (the Sun isn't included in the diagram). Surely that's wrong - what would cause the ...
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attractors of Mercury's spin-orbit relation

Mercury rotates at such a rate that the Sun appears to stand nearly still at perihelion, when the tide is strongest. Is there a mechanism that tends to adjust the orbital eccentricity to improve the ...
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Tide on the Moon

If the Earth's Moon had a water ocean of depth 2-4 Km, how high would the tides rise due to the Earth's gravity? (Just a hypothetical question.)