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    Thread: Blue Dwarf Stars
Post: RE: Blue Dwarf Stars

Blue dwarfs only convert hydrogen to helium, and no heavier elements. This would be quite a lot more efficient than a DWIZ, but helium isn't exactly hard to acquire or produce elsewhere, and the amoun...
dangerous_safety Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 7 96 11-14-2021, 03:19 AM
    Thread: Blue Dwarf Stars
Post: RE: Blue Dwarf Stars

(11-11-2021, 10:19 PM)iancampbell Wrote: Are there actually any blue dwarfs, anywhere? IIRC blue dwarfs are a theoretical object which is the late stage of a red dwarf near running out of fuel - and...
dangerous_safety Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 7 96 11-12-2021, 02:13 AM
    Thread: EG - Urmuriates (Halogenics revamp)
Post: RE: EG - Urmuriates (Halogenics revamp)

So I'll share this before I go get some much needed rest. I tried my hand at modelling what a hypothetical urmuriate (yellow) and halogenics (red) distribution would look like after 782 millions year...
dangerous_safety Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 37 449 10-26-2021, 06:18 PM
    Thread: EG - Urmuriates (Halogenics revamp)
Post: RE: EG - Urmuriates (Halogenics revamp)

The original purpose of the urmuriates was to expand upon the halogenics with information which should be attainable in universe. However with the particulars of that information not present, creative...
dangerous_safety Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 37 449 10-26-2021, 05:14 PM
    Thread: The Platonic Cluster (1st Draft)
Post: RE: The Platonic Cluster (1st Draft)

So, just skimming over things, but stars with extremely high metalicities could be potentially problematic if reliant on natural processes to remain in equilibrium. These heavier elements would have ...
dangerous_safety Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 12 173 10-25-2021, 01:34 PM
    Thread: EG - Urmuriates (Halogenics revamp)
Post: RE: EG - Urmuriates (Halogenics revamp)

I would imagine that as more information is discovered about the "chloroformers" the general consensus would slowly shift, with xenosophonts being a later development. Because these worlds would be i...
dangerous_safety Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 37 449 10-25-2021, 06:57 AM
    Thread: EG - Urmuriates (Halogenics revamp)
Post: RE: EG - Urmuriates (Halogenics revamp)

(10-24-2021, 01:04 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: A possible alternative version of this: At some point in the past at some place in space a civilization of some level sent out some type of tech that 'chlori-...
dangerous_safety Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 37 449 10-24-2021, 02:03 PM
    Thread: EG - Urmuriates (Halogenics revamp)
Post: RE: EG - Urmuriates (Halogenics revamp)

So this may be a whole discussion of its own, but I've never really been the biggest fan of the systematic destruction of the halogens. The mystery created by it is certainly fun and interesting to ha...
dangerous_safety Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 37 449 10-24-2021, 06:29 AM
    Thread: EG - Urmuriates (Halogenics revamp)
Post: RE: EG - Urmuriates (Halogenics revamp)

So a couple of points. Re, the name:  As a name, the Halogenics is honestly a rather poor name. Halogen elements pertain to more than just chlorine, let alone the hydrochloric acid the original artic...
dangerous_safety Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 37 449 10-17-2021, 02:48 PM
    Thread: Contradictions about Tohul’s surface atmospheric pressure
Post: RE: Contradictions about Tohul’s surface atmospher...

(09-11-2021, 07:38 AM)Vitto Wrote: The Skywhales article states that they use hydrogen to float, could it be the same for the plants to provide an higher floating capacity rather than methane? I kno...
dangerous_safety General Setting Discussion 43 647 09-11-2021, 08:12 AM
    Thread: Contradictions about Tohul’s surface atmospheric pressure
Post: RE: Contradictions about Tohul’s surface atmospher...

So going through the section on Tohul's biology, I've noticed some issues regarding its aerial ecosystems, particularly with the island-like "cloud forests". To be flat out, these really don't seem li...
dangerous_safety General Setting Discussion 43 647 09-11-2021, 04:57 AM
    Thread: Speed of Terragen Expansion
Post: RE: Speed of Terragen Expansion

Regarding improvements mid-flight, while it would be relatively easy to improve the drive mid-flight, that won't help unless you are still in a position to operate the drive. So, this would really onl...
dangerous_safety General Setting Discussion 18 217 09-07-2021, 03:25 AM
    Thread: Contradictions about Tohul’s surface atmospheric pressure
Post: RE: Contradictions about Tohul’s surface atmospher...

Oh certainly, right now I'm just sort of working off what's there and the broad strokes of things, with name polish coming later. Though speaking of names, I do find it weird that some organisms have ...
dangerous_safety General Setting Discussion 43 647 09-05-2021, 10:28 AM
    Thread: Contradictions about Tohul’s surface atmospheric pressure
Post: RE: Contradictions about Tohul’s surface atmospher...

So, in order to 'complete' this revision of Tohul, one major obstacle remains - the biosphere. The biosphere is the longest and most in-depth part of the Tohul article, and additionally it spills out...
dangerous_safety General Setting Discussion 43 647 09-03-2021, 10:36 AM
    Thread: EG - Urmuriates (Halogenics revamp)
Post: RE: EG - Urmuriates (Halogenics revamp)

So doing some further math, If natural Muriatic worlds are around 1 in every 40,000 main sequence stars, then there would around 4.5 million Muriatics in the milky way, with 60 thousand of those in ...
dangerous_safety Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 37 449 08-30-2021, 04:17 PM
    Thread: Contradictions about Tohul’s surface atmospheric pressure
Post: RE: Contradictions about Tohul’s surface atmospher...

So something we didn't really consider when revising Tohul was the temperatures in the troposphere, and this oversight actually adds a new layer of interesting biology to Tohul. The middle to upper T...
dangerous_safety General Setting Discussion 43 647 08-29-2021, 04:56 AM
    Thread: Contradictions about Tohul’s surface atmospheric pressure
Post: RE: Contradictions about Tohul’s surface atmospher...

Bumping this thread since we never actually got around to resolving the outstanding issue at the start of the thread, that being that there are several conflicting sources of information on Tohul. Th...
dangerous_safety General Setting Discussion 43 647 08-27-2021, 04:53 AM
    Thread: EG - Rheolithoid revision
Post: RE: EG - Rheolithoid revision

I don't really see the point of giving the rheolithoids an additional name. It just kind of feels like fluff to me. Regarding rarity, while I can't speak for biochemistry itself, I can at least try t...
dangerous_safety Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 11 125 08-26-2021, 04:17 AM
    Thread: EG - Solsys article revision
Post: RE: EG - Solsys article revision

Firstly I don't see why giving its distance from Sol would cause any more confusion that from any other point in the solar system. If the wormhole is 367 AU out, it doesn't mean that it is 367 AU in r...
dangerous_safety Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 51 502 08-24-2021, 12:57 PM
    Thread: Rho Ophiuchi System Ideas
Post: RE: Rho Ophiuchi System Ideas

I don't think you can get away with making the entire system iron-rich. While we don't have an iron abundance, from what we do know the system seems to have a comparable metallicity to our solar syste...
dangerous_safety General Setting Discussion 73 1,646 08-24-2021, 07:59 AM