Roche limit. It's due to start breaking up.'"
(Man-Kzin Wars IX, p. 38.)
"'The planet's self-gravity will hold it together as it fills its Roche lobe.'" (p. 50)
"'...turbulence within may well eject great gouts of material, forming a spiral that streams into the star...the planet will take a teardrop shape, filling its Roche lobe, and pouring its substance down that spiral until it becomes an accretion disk.'" (p. 50)
"[Two moons] were close enough that tidal flexion...kept them warm enough that life was perhaps, barely, germinating..." (p. 44)
"'Apparently chondritic...'" (p. 53)
"'The chondrules surrounded a mixture of ices...The agglomerate was metastable...volatilization...'" (p. 54)