If there were 2 Earth's in our solar system in synchronous orbits, the second would be uninhabitable, yes, no or may be ?
- ZirpLv 79 months agoFavourite answer
what do you mean by synchronous orbit?
"(un)inhabitable" depends on the distance to the sun ("goldilocks-zone"), tilt of the axis and on the quality of the magnetic field, and on how circular/excentric the orbit is
- 9 months ago
If there were 2 Earths, neither would be habitable because they would affect each other and the other planets (specifically Venus and Mars) and could cause one or both Earths to be either flung out of the system or into the sun.
- nineteenthlyLv 79 months ago
No, it would be like this one.
- CarolOklaLv 79 months ago
No, there is no reason why it would have to be uninhabitable, but there is no counter Earth at Lagrange point 3. The area has been photographed. Earth does have asteroids at Lagrange points 4 and 5. Technically Mars and Venus are both in the inhabitable zone. Life may have evolved on Mars as many as 4 times, but Mars gets impacted by asteroids.
Yes, I know there is more than one geosynchronous orbit possible.Source(s): "How the Universe Works"