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Space Stuff is Far Out!

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Space Stuff is Far Out!

Post by GiGi on Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:44 am

Please place links to cool facts about space that you think could be helpful to our design in this thread.
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Re: Space Stuff is Far Out!

Post by GiGi on Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:46 am

NASA says magnetic portats between the earth and sun are real

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2008/30oct_ftes/
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Re: Space Stuff is Far Out!

Post by GiGi on Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:13 pm

For those of you who were wondering about the Cellestia open source project...



Celestia itself-- http://www.shatters.net/celestia/

celestia addons-- http://www.celestiamotherlode.net/
(And before you ask dav2-- no we will not be incorporating the star trek, star wars, or babylon 5 addons... but you are welcome to use them yourself. Smile )

Celestia Screenshots--


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Re: Space Stuff is Far Out!

Post by SgtWidget on Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:24 am

I don't know how far afield we do or don't want to go with this, but have we considered the heliosphere and its outer limits?



Ginormous full size version available here: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/274844main_DaveHeliosphereFlippedVis4Lg.jpg

NASA article here: http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/mission.html

Wiki article here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heliosphere

The radiation on the other side of that bubble is a serious concern in interstellar travel.

On a side note, this could contribute to the class-switching penalty. If you have to register a change of class and a) do so on Earth or b) at least pass back through the bow shock zone to send a strong enough signal, that could cost significant resources.
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Space distances are VAST !

Post by dav13 on Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:05 pm

Space distances are VAST !
This is a logarithmic scale (do you all know what that means?), but a good map to show how much stuff there is locally.
Nota bene: the next nearest star is almost double the distance to the nearest and the nearest is very far away. http://www.closeststars.com/


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Solarmap.png/9/9f/Solarmap.png/800px-Solarmap.png
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Re: Space Stuff is Far Out!

Post by SgtWidget on Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:03 pm

Let's take that one step further then, shall we. XD



http://xkcd.com/482/
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Re: Space Stuff is Far Out!

Post by GiGi on Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:47 pm

I think we're still debating on settling somewhere past Bupkis but the just beyond Romulan Neutral Zone
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Re: Space Stuff is Far Out!

Post by SgtWidget on Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:08 pm

So we've got interstellar travel, but we're not going too crazy with it. I'm down with setting the limits at the edge of the Federation sector. Because being huge dorks all around is totally awesome.
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