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    Thread: McKendree cylinders and tides
Post: McKendree cylinders and tides

If, say, there were a MC at Luna’s L5 area, would there be tides? Or is this a bad place for MCs precisely because of this?
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 1 16 Today, 02:41 AM
    Thread: Wormhole articles
Post: RE: Wormhole articles

How many wormholes can fit in a solar system?
Tom Mazanec Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 23 269 04-13-2024, 12:49 PM
    Thread: Magmatter
Post: Magmatter

What does magmatter look like? Is maghelium solid? Is maggold yellow and magcopper red? Could I touch it or would that cause a megaton explosion? What are its physical properties (conductivity etc.)?
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 7 63 04-10-2024, 12:24 AM
    Thread: Scanning…
Post: Scanning…

What kind of sensors does a starship have? If it is crewed by men’s with an S1 AI and is nearing an uncharted system, could it say “eleven planets of types…”?or is that an unrealistic scenario in this...
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 3 36 03-30-2024, 03:32 AM
    Thread: Most wanted
Post: Most wanted

What kind of criminals would be in the equivalent of the Most Wanted? Or is crime extinct?
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 10 103 03-29-2024, 05:48 AM
    Thread: What class are these planets
Post: RE: What class are these planets

Are these actually scientific classes? Are astronomers really calling exoplanets these types?
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 7 60 03-29-2024, 05:19 AM
    Thread: What class are these planets
Post: RE: What class are these planets

How are NoLWoCS and EWoCS different? Why would we have two separate systems?
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 7 60 03-24-2024, 09:16 PM
    Thread: What class are these planets
Post: What class are these planets

What classification is a planet with one hemisphere of molten lava and another cryogenically cold, like Kepler-78b? Or a giant planet less dense than Styrofoam, like the Kepler -51 planets? Nature s...
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 7 60 03-24-2024, 09:23 AM
    Thread: Memories
Post: Memories

How does memory work in a ten thousand year old nearbaseline (if there are any such). Do they remember each decade, or just the first and last century? How do they avoid memory full?
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 12 144 03-05-2024, 01:02 AM
    Thread: Post-Gaian planets
Post: RE: Post-Gaian planets

Right...as plate tectonics "runs down", less vulcanism and less CO2
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 4 77 02-26-2024, 10:48 AM
    Thread: Post-Gaian planets
Post: Post-Gaian planets

How many ways ae there for a Garden World to "naturally" die (not planetoid collision, or artificial supernova, for example). Presumably runaway greenhouse is Earth's fate, but aren't there others? Fo...
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 4 77 02-26-2024, 07:40 AM
    Thread: Tchotchkes
Post: RE: Tchotchkes

Murray Leinster Long Ago, Far Away Amazing Science Fiction Stories September 1959 "There was a cooking-pot> Its substance conducted heat in one direction only. Heat could enter its outside surface, b...
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 14 169 02-23-2024, 07:33 AM
    Thread: Luna to wormhole
Post: Luna to wormhole

How long does it take to get from Luna (since Earth is post-technological) to a wormhole 327 AU away? I am an embodied nearbaseline, who wants to go in person, not 'beamed'.  World a torch drive be be...
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 5 67 02-17-2024, 04:54 AM
    Thread: Protozoa zoo
Post: RE: Protozoa zoo

Wavelength of light? Viscosity? Would these be showstoppers?
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 5 60 02-09-2024, 03:34 AM
    Thread: Protozoa zoo
Post: Protozoa zoo

How about an artificial body 50 microns tall, connected to my mind with VR, so I could observe protozoans as if they were zoo animals?
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 5 60 02-08-2024, 12:28 AM
    Thread: Typos
Post: RE: Typos

Skywheel article https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/65843714934bd Specifically misspelled, and pi missing in 2pi Specificallly, it requires 2 or about 6.28 times more material.
Tom Mazanec Website and Content Issues 633 6,199 02-08-2024, 12:25 AM
    Thread: Doomsday tourism
Post: Doomsday tourism

There were a couple planets (whose names I can’t remember, although they were very good names) that collided and, iirc, had artificial bodies of people on them that transmitted the experience to peopl...
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 4 50 02-06-2024, 11:49 PM
    Thread: Globular clusters
Post: RE: Globular clusters

I tried looking up M4, should have tried looking up globular clusters. Thought we would have gotten there by now…close but no cigar.
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 4 56 02-02-2024, 09:35 PM
    Thread: Globular clusters
Post: Globular clusters

Any of these colonized? M4, at least, should be close enough to be reached by now. I imagine the night skies would look spectacular, and that you’d even have daystars to enjoy.
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 4 56 02-01-2024, 11:25 PM
    Thread: Wormhole articles
Post: RE: Wormhole articles

How would this scenario work out? A hydrogen atom impinges on a wormhole on a tangent, such that the proton is half in and half out at the closest. What happens? Do you get a teeny boom? Does a quark...
Tom Mazanec Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 23 269 01-31-2024, 09:58 PM