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Examples of tidally locked bodies are [[Dytallix B]], Europa, [[Ganymede]], [[Luna]] and [[Remus]].
 
Examples of tidally locked bodies are [[Dytallix B]], Europa, [[Ganymede]], [[Luna]] and [[Remus]].
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:''The term '''tidal locking''' itself has not been used in Star Trek, but tidally locked planets have been shown.
   
 
: ''This phenomenon was used to explain why the [[Reman]] race prefered darkness in [[Star Trek: Nemesis]].''
 
: ''This phenomenon was used to explain why the [[Reman]] race prefered darkness in [[Star Trek: Nemesis]].''

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In planetary science, tidal locking is a phenomenon whereby the rotation period of a body about its axis equals its orbital period. This means that one hemisphere of the planet always faces its parent or primary.

Examples of tidally locked bodies are Dytallix B, Europa, Ganymede, Luna and Remus.

The term tidal locking itself has not been used in Star Trek, but tidally locked planets have been shown.
This phenomenon was used to explain why the Reman race prefered darkness in Star Trek: Nemesis.

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