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    Thread: EZ starlifting for fun and profit
Post: RE: EZ starlifting for fun and profit

(Yesterday, 01:07 AM)selden Wrote: Mining some stars might be almost easy due to their extremely high rotational rates See https://noirlab.edu/public/news/noirlab2114/ and https://arxiv.org/abs/2...
The Astronomer Real Life But OA Relevant 4 62 Yesterday, 03:46 AM
    Thread: Red giant habitat
Post: RE: Red giant habitat

(04-03-2021, 04:59 AM)stevebowers Wrote: There could be a lot of material in the Oort Cloud to build Bishop rings with- you could move the ring closer to the star to get more energy, or focus the li...
The Astronomer General Setting Discussion 6 85 04-03-2021, 11:19 AM
    Thread: Minor system tweaks that don't require their own thread
Post: RE: Minor system tweaks that don't require their o...

Splitting out of this thread, I decided to try writing up a short article for the New Callisto system. Here's what I got so far: ===== New Callisto (Gliese 230) System Former Taurus Nexus observatio...
The Astronomer General Setting Discussion 223 3,166 03-27-2021, 11:16 AM
    Thread: To'ul'hian
Post: RE: To'ul'hian

(03-22-2021, 04:32 AM)Jagace Wrote: (03-20-2021, 11:23 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: IIRC the Muuh name is said to be a Terragen invention that was developed due to a Terragen becoming impatient with how lo...
The Astronomer General Setting Discussion 37 446 03-23-2021, 12:28 PM
    Thread: Possible Revision of Dates for S2-S4
Post: RE: Possible Revision of Dates for S2-S4

(03-19-2021, 04:54 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: (03-18-2021, 12:53 AM)The Astronomer Wrote: 1. I would've suggested Ran, but that's the result of my special attachment to it, lol. It's described as the mos...
The Astronomer General Setting Discussion 102 893 03-19-2021, 11:49 AM
    Thread: Possible Revision of Dates for S2-S4
Post: RE: Possible Revision of Dates for S2-S4

(03-18-2021, 01:42 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: (03-17-2021, 01:55 PM)The Astronomer Wrote: Seeing that the ahuman Taurus Nexus is mentioned, I think we could expand on what New Callisto was/is like as wel...
The Astronomer General Setting Discussion 102 893 03-18-2021, 04:10 PM
    Thread: Possible Revision of Dates for S2-S4
Post: RE: Possible Revision of Dates for S2-S4

(03-18-2021, 12:24 AM)Rakuen07 Wrote: Drashner1 Wrote:Beyond that - and rather like what we've discussed for the S2- there could be multiple places with S2 who attempt to to ascend to S3 once it's k...
The Astronomer General Setting Discussion 102 893 03-18-2021, 12:53 AM
    Thread: Possible Revision of Dates for S2-S4
Post: RE: Possible Revision of Dates for S2-S4

Seeing that the ahuman Taurus Nexus is mentioned, I think we could expand on what New Callisto was/is like as well. IIRC it's mentioned in many articles as the first group to reach the Taurus Nexus an...
The Astronomer General Setting Discussion 102 893 03-17-2021, 01:55 PM
    Thread: To'ul'hian
Post: RE: To'ul'hian

I thought those apostrophes were clicks :o
The Astronomer General Setting Discussion 37 446 03-07-2021, 01:01 PM
    Thread: Exoplanet Discoveries and Updates
Post: RE: Exoplanet Discoveries and Updates

The latest paper on Kapteyn's Star suggested that neither of its proposed planets (b, c) exist - instead both appeared to be artifacts of stellar rotation and activity. This work also reported the rot...
The Astronomer Real Life But OA Relevant 79 34,344 03-06-2021, 09:48 PM
    Thread: First Federation Timeline - Possible Focus Topics
Post: RE: First Federation Timeline - Possible Focus Top...

The timeline seems to be very packed and restrictive. The rise of the first S3s and S4s are bounded by the proliferation of wormholes in the 3rd millennium, and presumably other things as well, which ...
The Astronomer General Setting Discussion 31 363 03-03-2021, 09:55 PM
    Thread: First Federation Timeline - Possible Focus Topics
Post: RE: First Federation Timeline - Possible Focus Top...

(03-03-2021, 09:06 PM)Vitto Wrote: Quote:We also need S3 to rise by 2000 to create wormholes as well, right? IIRC S3 are not able to create even the most basic wormholes, the first were created at ...
The Astronomer General Setting Discussion 31 363 03-03-2021, 09:32 PM
    Thread: First Federation Timeline - Possible Focus Topics
Post: RE: First Federation Timeline - Possible Focus Top...

We also need S3 to rise by 2000 to create wormholes as well, right? During the First Federation it seems tech transfer from higher transaps to lower ones was rare, so perhaps make many transapientech...
The Astronomer General Setting Discussion 31 363 03-03-2021, 01:46 PM
    Thread: Sky Chart and Plant Color Chart by Luke Campbell
Post: RE: Sky Chart and Plant Color Chart by Luke Campbe...

(03-02-2021, 01:22 PM)iancampbell Wrote: I think it's worth mentioning that most plants on Earth are of a far from optimum colour if the criterion is efficiency of light absorption. The reason why p...
The Astronomer Worldbuilders Resources 9 1,038 03-02-2021, 02:01 PM
    Thread: Contradictions about Tohul’s surface atmospheric pressure
Post: RE: Contradictions about Tohul’s surface atmospher...

(02-25-2021, 09:09 AM)stevebowers Wrote: Quote:Moving on to the atmospheric nitrogen, As mentioned earlier, there could be as much as ~9 bar of nitrogen, but I think something closer to 1-6 bar is p...
The Astronomer General Setting Discussion 23 351 02-25-2021, 09:54 AM
    Thread: Logistics
Post: RE: Logistics

The header of each section really should be placed above their respective images. [Image: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/5...nknown.png] Also don't we have other methods of starlifting? Graz...
The Astronomer Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 33 423 02-25-2021, 08:07 AM
    Thread: Contradictions about Tohul’s surface atmospheric pressure
Post: RE: Contradictions about Tohul’s surface atmospher...

(02-24-2021, 12:59 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: This came in via our Contact Us feature on the website: Contradictions about Tohul’s surface atmospheric pressure Answer 1: 6.3 MPa Article: https://orionsar...
The Astronomer General Setting Discussion 23 351 02-24-2021, 01:03 PM
    Thread: EG - Ran (Epsilon Eridani) System
Post: RE: EG - Ran (Epsilon Eridani) System

(02-23-2021, 11:13 PM)ATMLVE Wrote: I have to chime in and say (I wouldn't say anything otherwise) I despise the name Ran, Epsilon Eridani is beautiful. Edit to add - I know this was an IRL thing, ...
The Astronomer Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 3 53 02-23-2021, 11:21 PM
    Thread: EG - Ran (Epsilon Eridani) System
Post: EG - Ran (Epsilon Eridani) System

While I've suggested name changes to the planets in this system before, this time I and Danger have worked on a proper revision to the Ran system. I've also included the early part of the Ran system ...
The Astronomer Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 3 53 02-22-2021, 08:56 PM
    Thread: The Hyra System
Post: RE: The Hyra System

If you ever wondered why I strongly recommended you to read the EG a lot, now you know :P Oh, and by the way, the radiation level from the nuclear war probably would've fell off below background radi...
The Astronomer General Setting Discussion 20 228 02-22-2021, 09:07 AM