Rotational Period

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The Rotational Period of an object is the amount of time it takes for the object to complete one full rotation in space. The Rotational Period, T, is related to the object's angular speed, ω, by

if angular speed is measured in radians per unit time, or

if angular speed is measured in degrees per unit time.

Tidally locking an object will set its Rotational Period equal to its Orbital Period.

Property Details[edit | edit source]

Location[edit | edit source]

The Rotational Period property of an object can be found in the Motion section of the Overview tab, as well as in the Rotation section of the Motion tab.

Units[edit | edit source]

Rotational Period can be viewed and edited using the following units:

  • Gigayears (G years) = 109 years
  • Megayears (M years) = 106 years
  • Years (years) = 365.25 days
  • Months (months) = 1/12 years
  • Days (days) = 24 hours
  • Hours (hours) = 60 mins
  • Minutes (mins) = 60 sec
  • Seconds (sec) is the SI base unit for time