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The Tidal Power property of an object represents the rate that energy from tidal heating is added to the object over time. Tidal Power is a read-only property that is continually calculated by Universe Sandbox.

Property Details[]


For Planetary Body object, the Tidal Power property is located in the Energy Flow section of the object's Surface tab, when the Energy Absorption Rate property is expanded. For Stars, Black Holes, Fragments, and Human-Scale Objects, the Tidal Power property is located in the Temperature tab.


Tidal Power can be viewed using the following units:

  • Solar luminosity (L star) = 3.846×1026 W
  • Watts (W) is the SI unit for luminosity.

Simulation Effects[]


Tidal Power is one of several sources of energy that can increase an object's Average Temperature or Surface Temperature.