This is my very first post on these forums <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /><br /><br />The background story for this question is that I am working on a conuniverse. The story takes place about 10k years into the future. Now to the issue at hand:<br /><br />I was thinking of having a gas planet orbiting very close to its star. This planet should have a moon with an orbit that exactly corresponds in time with the orbit of the planet itself. This would make the moon always stay at the dark side of the planet.<br /><br />Now, what would the climate be like on this moon? I <i>think</i> that the planet would shield it from most of the heat from the sun, but still let enough heat through for the moon to be habitable. But I am no expert in this area, so I wouldn't know for sure if this is actually a possible case. So I ask you: Is it possible?