rhys_elcins wrote: »
bugzapper, how'd you make that deduction, and I presume an axis of rotation tangential to path of orbit, as opposed to radial?
paradine wrote: »
<--- science nerd
after talking with a few friends at JPL (and showing them the game and some of its images) I have come to a conclusion that:
(a) the 2 planets are tidally locked in such a way that we are halfway between the poles and the planet is rotating around its odd axis because of its opposing twin (we are on water planet and other is dessert planet) while sharing the same moon.
(b) that both planets are also rotating around a 2nd axis that allows the sun to move in a constant north/south direction
imagine a flashlight shining on a tooth pick with 2 grapes on it (grapes are the planets)
now take the tooth pick at the center and make it roll on a table (shows the sun moving around the planets like it does in game) at the same time also make the tooth pick spin from a string that is attached to the flashlight
(or in terms of an airplane roll and yaw at the same time)