In celestial mechanics, the Roche leemit (pronoonced /ʁoʃ/ in IPA, seemilar tae the soond o rosh), whiles referred tae as the Roche radius, is the distance within which a celestial bouk, held thegither anly bi its ain gravity, will disintegrate due tae a seicont celestial bouk's tidal forces exceedin the first bouk's gravitational sel-attraction.
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- Eric W. Weisstein (2007). "Eric Weisstein's World of Physics – Roche Limit". scienceworld.wolfram.com. Retrieved September 5, 2007.