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    Thread: Habitable Venus
Post: RE: Habitable Venus

This theory, combined with the recent hints of life currently in Venus's atmosphere (phosphine detected), makes me wonder if this could be a sign of life previously existing on a more habitable Venus ...
four Real Life But OA Relevant 11 6,278 09-20-2020, 02:18 PM
    Thread: Chinese Gene-Edited Baby
Post: RE: Chinese Gene-Edited Baby

If nothing else is done, my suggestion would be an addition to this article https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-topic/45b2afc424975 Saying something like 50 AT - Lulu and Nana, the first ever genetically m...
four Real Life But OA Relevant 9 7,855 03-15-2019, 02:37 PM
    Thread: Giving Mars an Atmosphere
Post: RE: Giving Mars an Atmosphere

(11-09-2017, 04:42 AM)iancampbell Wrote: There are greenhouse gases stronger than either CO2 or methane; CFCs come to mind, but they are undesirable for other reasons. I suppose something like HCFCs...
four Real Life But OA Relevant 6 6,608 11-21-2017, 03:15 AM
    Thread: Ross 128b
Post: RE: Ross 128b

(11-18-2017, 05:10 AM)stevebowers Wrote: It looks good so far; just a few questions - why did the Beamriders take more than 40 years to start colonisation? I tend to count the colonisation date as b...
four Real Life But OA Relevant 13 13,495 11-18-2017, 07:15 AM
    Thread: Ross 128b
Post: RE: Ross 128b

If my Lohim idea is any good, then I'll expand what I wrote in the post above into a potential article, and put it in the Encyclopedia Galactica articles forum for critique. If experienced OA contrib...
four Real Life But OA Relevant 13 13,495 11-18-2017, 04:36 AM
    Thread: Ross 128b
Post: RE: Ross 128b

(11-16-2017, 06:30 PM)radtech497 Wrote: (11-16-2017, 04:53 AM)four Wrote: Interesting find. For reference, here's OA's existing article on Ross 128: http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/491700c6573...
four Real Life But OA Relevant 13 13,495 11-17-2017, 01:20 AM
    Thread: Ross 128b
Post: RE: Ross 128b

Interesting find. For reference, here's OA's existing article on Ross 128: http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/491700c65734d I have a question. Is it possible that Ross 128b is locked in a 3:2 resona...
four Real Life But OA Relevant 13 13,495 11-16-2017, 04:53 AM
    Thread: Typos
Post: RE: Typos

On the Eridanus League article (http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/487bb1fc69461): The "Overview" section has the following sentence. "The League turned down several invitations from the First Feder...
four Website and Content Issues 475 4,197 11-16-2017, 04:11 AM
    Thread: Elon Musk and the BFR
Post: RE: Elon Musk and the BFR

Technically, I think it's doable. I'm sure he could land a million people on Mars by the 2040s if there were enough interest in it.  But the big problem is the market. I think he'll struggle to find ...
four Real Life But OA Relevant 5 6,061 10-29-2017, 10:47 AM
    Thread: Seven Earth-Sized Planets
Post: RE: Seven Earth-Sized Planets

Theoretically speaking, I suppose all seven of these planets could be terraformed? Some of them will obviously be easier to terraform than others, though. For the inner three planets, you might be ab...
four Real Life But OA Relevant 8 10,156 02-25-2017, 02:30 PM
    Thread: Proxima Centauri b
Post: RE: Proxima Centauri b

(08-25-2016, 08:00 PM)radtech497 Wrote: Running a few numbers on this planet, I find the ranges of uncertainty are probably not conducive to making Proxima b a "Gaian" world, even stretching the de...
four Real Life But OA Relevant 17 22,344 08-26-2016, 05:58 AM
    Thread: What would it take to break OA?
Post: RE: What would it take to break OA?

Due to the nature of OA being mostly in the distant future and involving speculative technology, it would be difficult to entirely break the setting. If we have earlier, faster, machine learning lead...
four General Setting Discussion 27 448 03-18-2016, 06:24 AM
    Thread: 31 exoplanets have been officially named by the IAU
Post: RE: 31 exoplanets have been officially named by th...

It should be pointed out that the newly-named star system, Titawin (Upsilon Andromedae A), is the subject of an article which is currently being written (the Santuario system http://www.orionsarm.com/...
four Real Life But OA Relevant 9 12,559 12-19-2015, 02:17 AM
    Thread: 31 exoplanets have been officially named by the IAU
Post: 31 exoplanets have been officially named by the IA...

http://www.iau.org/news/pressreleases/detail/iau1514/ If there are any Orion's Arm articles on these planets, the IAU's new names should probably be mentioned.
four Real Life But OA Relevant 9 12,559 12-17-2015, 11:48 AM
    Thread: The Next 100 Years (?)
Post: RE: The Next 100 Years (?)

(08-13-2015, 11:42 PM)Rynn Wrote: Actually we've not really (I don't think) done a great job of clarifying exactly what a megacorp is. This topic has come up before, often we treat them as large com...
four General Setting Discussion 25 240 08-14-2015, 02:30 AM
    Thread: The Next 100 Years (?)
Post: RE: The Next 100 Years (?)

(08-13-2015, 11:29 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: (08-13-2015, 07:56 AM)four Wrote: "40 - Ruth Duorkin born". This should be altered ASAP, considering that no quadriplegic six-year-old of that name has recei...
four General Setting Discussion 25 240 08-13-2015, 11:28 PM
    Thread: The Next 100 Years (?)
Post: RE: The Next 100 Years (?)

Having a look at the Information Age article: http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-topic/45b2afc424975 What will need to be changed soon? "40 - Ruth Duorkin born". This should be altered ASAP, considering t...
four General Setting Discussion 25 240 08-13-2015, 07:56 AM
    Thread: Extrasolar Auroras spotted
Post: RE: Extrasolar Auroras spotted

(07-30-2015, 05:21 PM)stevebowers Wrote: Note the use of 'dwarves' in this article; I'm pretty sure it should be 'dwarfs' (this is one of my pet peeves). http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/defini...l...
four Real Life But OA Relevant 8 10,935 08-01-2015, 10:52 PM
    Thread: <EG> Scientology
Post: RE: <EG> Scientology

In my opinion, this is a very good and well-written article, and I would be all for including it, if not for the issues mentioned by others. Generally it would seem like a dubious idea to write large...
four Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 31 314 07-14-2015, 11:34 AM
    Thread: New and Amended pages 26/5/15
Post: RE: New and Amended pages 26/5/15

Semi-relevant: I think the 15 January 2014 and 7 December 2013 updates have the wrong date conversions to A.T. 15 January is Galileo 11; 7 December is Einstein 28. The update page has these conversi...
four The latest from Orion's Arm 4 7,357 05-30-2015, 02:25 AM