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Chaotic rotation occurs primarily in bodies that are not spherical. These tend to be smaller, because gravity forces larger bodies into spheres, and would have a thinner atmosphere if any due to the small gravity.

Not saying life is impossible on such a moon, but it would be even weirder than just strange day night suggests.




But wont millions of years of chaotic rotation cause a large body to become round?

Thousands of years this sounds realistic, but remember the scale of things is in billions of years.


I believe the chaotic rotation would stop as soon as the body became round, to conserve angular momentum.




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