Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 1 month ago

Could a non circular oval shaped planet or moon exist?

8 Answers

  • 1 month ago
    Favourite answer

    No. Gravity of any sufficiently large object makes it become spherical.

    Small enough to not be spherical places such objects well short of planet of moon status.

  • Tom
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    We have a minor planet in the Ord belt area that is very oval looking but because it ROTATES VERY fast--I cant remember its name though.---Looks weird.

  • 1 month ago

    The moon "Haumea" is pretty oval shaped. But fyi, everything that is 'oval' shaped is still 'circular'. :-)

  • spot a
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No circular or oval planet can exist unless you believe in a flat earth .Circles and ellipses(ovals) are two-dimensional.

     Planets are mostly spheroids.

    Our moon is a spheroid with gravity anomalies from areas of different density but it and earth along with most planets are close to spherical 

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  • 1 month ago

    Such moons do exist, and some planets are markedly oblate.

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    you mean a non-spherical?

    any planet or moon that rotates bulges out on the equator

  • 1 month ago

    Yes. Varuna is an ellipsis because of a fast rotation rate.

  • 1 month ago

    earth is not a perfect sphere.

    Nor is moon. That's why there are perturbations when orbiting moon

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