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    Thread: The long term survivability of MTK wormholes
Post: The long term survivability of MTK wormholes

Imagine for a moment that Terragen civilization suddenly vanished but its infrastructure was left behind. What is the likelihood that the Nexus could survive into the far future if left to nature? Wou...
dsmike1980 General Setting Discussion 4 50 06-09-2021, 02:49 PM
    Thread: Constellations List
Post: RE: Constellations List

A thought about Alpha Jupkai. Bayer classification uses (at least for the constellations visible from Earth) the Latin genitive form of the constellation's name (Orionis for Orion, Tauri for Taurus, A...
dsmike1980 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 36 304 04-24-2021, 07:59 AM
    Thread: Wormhole Travel Question
Post: RE: Wormhole Travel Question

I indeed did miss that part of the layman's guide, thank you.
dsmike1980 General Setting Discussion 7 107 12-18-2020, 01:23 PM
    Thread: Wormhole Travel Question
Post: RE: Wormhole Travel Question

I have a question, although not related to travel. My understanding is that Weylforges capture wormholes from the quantum foam and have initial sizes measured in attometers making them untraversable t...
dsmike1980 General Setting Discussion 7 107 12-18-2020, 06:45 AM
    Thread: Pre-Modern Astronomy vs Habitable Venus
Post: RE: Pre-Modern Astronomy vs Habitable Venus

http://solarviews.com/eng/hypothet.htm#neith
dsmike1980 Real Life But OA Relevant 12 5,192 05-28-2020, 12:56 PM
    Thread: New and Amended pages 17/5/20
Post: RE: New and Amended pages 17/5/20

(05-18-2020, 05:13 PM)stevebowers Wrote: Yes; this certainly looks like a halo drive to me. Then shouldn't the distortion be in front of the ship and not a ring around the middle?
dsmike1980 The latest from Orion's Arm 6 5,910 05-19-2020, 04:31 AM
    Thread: New and Amended pages 17/5/20
Post: RE: New and Amended pages 17/5/20

A question about the image for the data only ship on the colony ships article, what is causing the space-time distortion? I recall the original caption for this picture way back in the day that said t...
dsmike1980 The latest from Orion's Arm 6 5,910 05-18-2020, 12:13 PM
    Thread: Adding to the Anglic languages
Post: RE: Adding to the Anglic languages

The terms Anglic and Anglish are being used interchangeably here. Anglish is a real life thing, English with all germanic words. Before this thread I had never seen it substituted for OA's Anglic. h...
dsmike1980 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 22 284 03-10-2020, 12:13 PM
    Thread: Shrinking the Zone
Post: RE: Shrinking the Zone

(02-28-2020, 08:21 AM)Madine Wrote: Regarding the NoCoZo rewrite - I'd be willing to help out or at least be part of the discussion. While I think changes are overall be a good idea, I do want to po...
dsmike1980 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 31 392 02-28-2020, 01:23 PM
    Thread: Dextran Xenosophonts
Post: RE: Dextran Xenosophonts

(02-05-2020, 12:53 PM)sandcastles Wrote: Arthur C. Clarke in one of his novels mentioned in passing nuclear-powered organisms.  I wonder how that might be done. They might derive energy from radioac...
dsmike1980 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 62 688 02-05-2020, 01:01 PM
    Thread: Planetary classification
Post: RE: Planetary classification

Should Chthonian remain its own class or should it be a type of the Superterrestrial class?
dsmike1980 General Setting Discussion 344 5,642 01-25-2020, 01:15 PM
    Thread: Planetary classification
Post: RE: Planetary classification

(01-25-2020, 05:52 AM)dangerous_safety Wrote: Dealing with Carbon Content These worlds, particularly adamean, cover an extremly wide range of planetary conditions. They cover volatile rich and poor ...
dsmike1980 General Setting Discussion 344 5,642 01-25-2020, 07:05 AM
    Thread: Planetary classification
Post: RE: Planetary classification

(01-19-2020, 08:14 AM)The Astronomer Wrote: The artificial classification doesn't really seem to cover artificial planets, but either way, an artificial planet would still be able to be categorized ...
dsmike1980 General Setting Discussion 344 5,642 01-19-2020, 01:06 PM
    Thread: Planetary classification
Post: RE: Planetary classification

(01-19-2020, 07:44 AM)The Astronomer Wrote: I doubt there is any at all, though the thing is, when people do actually build one, we'd need some way to call them (lol). They'd probably technically be...
dsmike1980 General Setting Discussion 344 5,642 01-19-2020, 07:53 AM
    Thread: Planetary classification
Post: RE: Planetary classification

(01-19-2020, 01:48 AM)stevebowers Wrote: I doubt very much that there would be many megaterrestrials in the 150+ range, but there may be a few (possibly depleted by ancient aliens). I think I like t...
dsmike1980 General Setting Discussion 344 5,642 01-19-2020, 06:24 AM
    Thread: Typos
Post: RE: Typos

On the NoLWoCS page when we get down to the Neptunian class there is supposed to be a picture but I only see text. The paragraph below that has a few typos: Neptunian worlds, also known as Ice Giants...
dsmike1980 Website and Content Issues 447 3,898 12-10-2019, 01:06 PM
    Thread: Wormhole throat seperation and travel time
Post: RE: Wormhole throat seperation and travel time

(11-19-2019, 10:56 AM)The Astronomer Wrote: I believe where the Solar System ends and the interstellar space starts is officially defined by the heliopause, which is roughly 100 AU out. Technically ...
dsmike1980 General Setting Discussion 19 174 11-19-2019, 12:50 PM
    Thread: Wormhole throat seperation and travel time
Post: RE: Wormhole throat seperation and travel time

(11-19-2019, 05:19 AM)extherian Wrote: Wait, hundreds of AU? The Solar System is only around 79 AU across. Does that mean that the wormhole gates near Solsys are several times larger than an entire ...
dsmike1980 General Setting Discussion 19 174 11-19-2019, 05:50 AM
    Thread: Gliese 588
Post: RE: Gliese 588

(08-13-2019, 04:17 AM)JohnnyYesterday Wrote: Why does the day/night terminator have a bulge? Probably the shadow of a crater.
dsmike1980 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 22 271 08-13-2019, 04:36 AM
    Thread: Railgun
Post: RE: Railgun

(06-21-2019, 06:23 AM)jedidia Wrote: Quote:That thing sticking out of the muzzle isn't the muzzle, but a piece of rail to help guide the projectile out that is going over it. Ah. I'm not too famili...
dsmike1980 Art and Visual Media 23 235 06-21-2019, 12:49 PM