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Old 06-15-2016, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Blue Blistering Barnacle View Post
Semi-major- does that mean the orbit becomes more elliptical with time?
It would if my guess were right. But after thinking it over, I realized that it's wrong. Since tidal drag is a slow continuous process, it should show up as an increase everywhere along the orbit.