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# Why do some space bodies have irregular shapes?

Updated: 11/3/2022

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Bodies that are small and light (examples: moons of Mars) have low gravity and tend to have irregular shapes. Above a certain size, however, gravity is strong enough to overcome the strength of rock, forcing the body into a spherical geometry that minimizes surface area-to-volume ratio.

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