Could a non circular oval shaped planet or moon exist?
- ANDRE LLv 71 month agoFavourite 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.
- TomLv 74 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 aLv 71 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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- nineteenthlyLv 71 month ago
Such moons do exist, and some planets are markedly oblate.
- ZirpLv 71 month ago
you mean a non-spherical?
any planet or moon that rotates bulges out on the equator
- CarolOklaLv 71 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