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Yes, it possible for two bodies to be in thermal equilibrium if they are not in contact. By definition, even if two objects are not in direct contact, if they are in a closed system they will come into thermal equilibrium with each other if they are in thermal contact. Thermal equilibrium in a closed system is achieved by heat exchange. Suppose there are two bodies X and Y that are not in contact with each other. These two bodies are in contact with another body say, Z. Then according to the Zeroth law of thermodynamics the bodies X and Y will be in thermal equilibrium with each other as X is in thermal equilibrium with Z and Y is in thermal equilibrium with Z. Therefore, it is evident that two bodies can be in thermal equilibrium even if they are not in contact.


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