Now if just have the...
Air conditioning concession, I could make zillions.
Wonder what the "night time" temps are, usually they are a bit colder.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered a new, Earth-sized exoplanet for which orbiting its star is literally all in a day's work. The newly discovered planet, dubbed Kepler 78b, completes one full revolution around its star in just 8.5 hours – fast enough that by the time you clock in at the …
Tidal locking - yes, I would have thought so to some degree, although it does't have to be a 1:1 lock. A lot depends on orbit shape. Mercury for example is "sort of tidally locked" - it has a stable 3 rotations for every 2 solar orbits; due to it's eccentric orbit this is a stable gravitational resonance point.
Baking vs Frozen - stick a nice thick frozen burger under a grill and tell me if the underside is frozen after 20 minutes. That close to the star convection through the surface from the light side should outweigh radiant losses from the dark side. The star will be dumping a _lot_ of energy into it and it has to go somewhere.
Presumably that close to the star it never cooled that much and has stayed pretty close to molten all the way along ...
One footnote -> if it isn't entirely in a 1:1 orbital tidal lock then the friction of the tide through any rock will itself generate vast amounts of heat. At least one of the moons in our solar system (one of Jupiter's IIRC) has a molten cores long after it should have cooled, and that's entirely down to tidal effects though rock.
Question: To cool a satellite orbiting somewhere that's very hot could you cool it by converting the heat to laser or radio emissions?
I'm thinking of the most powerful pirate station that we know of*. I suppose that in orbit around the sun near Mercury you would only be able to receive it on Earth during the daytime.
*Playing Disaster Area 24/7
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