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Citation needed Edit

Was this terminology ever specifically used in any episode, if so, it should be cited, if not, perhaps deleted (?). --Alan del Beccio 18:05, 3 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Voted for deletion Edit

Tidal locking

This should be a link to Wikipedia, not a Memory Alpha article. There are no Trek-references made to this phenomenon, nor are any cited. --Alan del Beccio 12:15, 8 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Definitely keep. The article already mentions Remus (ST:Nemesis) and Dytallix B (TNG:Conspiracy) as examples of tidally locked planets, and we could also add Daled IV (TNG:The Dauphin) to that list. If those aren't Trek-references to this, I don't know what is... -- Cid Highwind 13:06, 8 Nov 2005 (UTC)

So you are saying implied references to a term are cause for keeping an article? If this is true, then we should undelete Hawaii and all the other implied references we've voted to delete in the past. --Alan del Beccio 13:08, 8 Nov 2005 (UTC)

I don't know in which context Hawaii was first created and whether or not that constituted an implied reference (which, I guess, is supposed to mean that something from Hawaii was mentioned while Hawaii itself was not), but this one is different from that example. It's the name of an existing astronomical phenomenon that was used (several times!) for story-telling purposes. Should we move that page to List of planets orbiting as fast as rotating just because the phrase "tidally locked" was not used to refer to the phenomenon on-screen? I think we should use some common sense here. -- Cid Highwind 13:29, 8 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Keep, it was definitely referred to regarding Remus so I think that validates the Trek reference. Logan 5 16:47, 8 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Keep - There are certainly Trek references to this phenomenon. To what else could Data possibly have been referring, if not this, when he noted in "The Dauphin" that "Daled Four does not rotate. One side has constant night, the other constant daylight."? He makes the same observation of Remus, in Nemesis, and of Dytallix B in "Conspiracy". To note that worlds described in this way happen to be tidally locked is not implication or speculation, but a statement of logical equivalency. Yes, those worlds are tidally locked. Of course they are.--Fenian 10:55, 14 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Charon/Pluto Edit

Charon, the moon of Pluto, is tidal locked. Actually the Pluto/Charon duo is mutually gravitationally locked - Charon is never visible from the other side of Pluto.

Could this fact be included it in this article, even if it has probably never been mentioned on Star Trek? 20:10, March 21, 2011 (UTC)

No. MA is only for information from Star Trek. - Archduk3 20:12, March 21, 2011 (UTC)

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