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dariush
 2 years ago
Why are celestial objects round?
dariush
 2 years ago
Why are celestial objects round?

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Mashy
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Well celestial objects are formed by a long process.. but in a nut shell.. all the gases and pulled close to each other because of gravity.. due to this.. you always get a spherical shape

Mashy
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1just like how liquid drops are spherical due to surface tension!

Phloyd
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0without going into atomic structure ..simply a sperical shape is the most efficient , natural shape it could take ( without being ripped apart from other celestial bodies )...example : if a celestial bodie was to be shape like a cube ( it would'nt be for long ) the tensor strain on the corners ( from friction moving in space , along with gravitational forces from other bodies would reduce the cube to a sphere ...if you a more defined explanation i suggest you studdy attomic struture , gravitational , electro magnetic forces,

VincentLyon.Fr
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Hydrostatic stability.

ashfaq
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0due to surface tension of the object when it is formed..

dariush
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I am not convinced yet,sorry Gentlemen

dariush
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0How about solid planets like the Earth?

VincentLyon.Fr
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Planet are only solid at our scale, living on its ground. Hydrostatic laws apply to these 'solid' bodies, considered as viscous fluids. Remember what happens to rocks when they undergo subduction and metamorphism. Remember that Earth is actually an ellipsoid because it is rotating etc.
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