First off, I am a "writer" and I am currently working on a project of mine; all personal and for my enjoyment. But i have questions and I will give a brief break down. I want a planet that is half ice and always dark, and half ... well regular habitable planet (night and day, plants, animals, the whole 9) and the planet is always like that. The only thing i could come up with is a symbiotic orbit of planet and moon. Even still though the "always dark side" of the planet would have atleast some sunlight depending on how big the planet is, how big the moon is, how far away the moon is. Someone also suggested that the planets rotation stop, but that doesn't make sense to me because 1/2 the year i'd be dark and 1/2 the year would be light for both sides... :sigh: um... can anyone help me put my thoughts in a line or tell me how it actually would be, or how could i explain it to where a planet would be, to the way I want it.?.?.?.