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Case (4): tidal evolution of an Earth-mass planet orbiting a 0.08 M BD calculated with the secular code (blue dashed line) and the Mercury-T code (full red line). Graph a) from top to bottom: evolution of semi-major axis (in red) and of the corotation distance (in black), evolution of eccentricity and evolution of tidal heat flux. Graph b) from top to bottom: evolution of the obliquity of the planet, evolution of its rotation period (in red), the BD rotation period (in black), and the pseudo-synchronization period (in long red dashes), and evolution of α.

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