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    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 24 290 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 18 212 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 24 290 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 11 121 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 39 352 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 1,644 08-24-2021, 07:59 AM
    Thread: EG - Rheolithoid revision
Post: RE: EG - Rheolithoid revision

A couple revisions I didn't catch the first time around. But it might make sense to give a more general description of rheolithoid biology outside of the Cherufeans. A lot of what's there could be rew...
dangerous_safety Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 11 121 08-24-2021, 07:01 AM
    Thread: EG - Solsys article revision
Post: RE: EG - Solsys article revision

Regarding the distance of the wormhole,  1) I think the best solution is to list its distance from the sun, rather than from any arbitrary reference in the outer solar system. This gets rid of any po...
dangerous_safety Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 39 352 08-24-2021, 04:41 AM
    Thread: Rho Ophiuchi System Ideas
Post: RE: Rho Ophiuchi System Ideas

I forget exactly where I found it unfortunately. But I can tell you one of the easiest ways to model them is a power law [N ∝ D^(1-q)]. Right now I use a slightly more accurate two step power law abo...
dangerous_safety General Setting Discussion 73 1,644 08-22-2021, 03:03 AM
    Thread: Rho Ophiuchi System Ideas
Post: RE: Rho Ophiuchi System Ideas

Resolution down to 10^18 kg changes things. Alot. Using your Belt 1 as a potential example; assuming a size distribution slope similar to that of the kuiper belt, you'd expect to have somewhere on th...
dangerous_safety General Setting Discussion 73 1,644 08-21-2021, 12:33 PM
    Thread: Rho Ophiuchi System Ideas
Post: RE: Rho Ophiuchi System Ideas

The system being jovian dominated is a reasonable assumption, as best we can tell that higher mass stars are more likely to host jovians and average planet mass does tend to loosely corelate with the ...
dangerous_safety General Setting Discussion 73 1,644 08-21-2021, 09:31 AM
    Thread: Rho Ophiuchi System Ideas
Post: RE: Rho Ophiuchi System Ideas

So the new age is a bit of good news. It's old enough that all types of jovian should have finished forming. Neptunians will should also have finished growth, as by this time the gaseous disk will l...
dangerous_safety General Setting Discussion 73 1,644 08-21-2021, 03:48 AM
    Thread: Rho Ophiuchi System Ideas
Post: RE: Rho Ophiuchi System Ideas

I feel the first and second points may conflict. Starlifting is a very complicated process, not only in the actual extraction but the logistics of managing Jupiter or Solar masses of material. Speak...
dangerous_safety General Setting Discussion 73 1,644 08-19-2021, 10:33 PM
    Thread: Rho Ophiuchi System Ideas
Post: RE: Rho Ophiuchi System Ideas

A1 would probably work, but with how young it probably isn't tidally locked yet. It is notably in the brown dwarf desert, but its possible it just hasn't had any appreaciable inwards migration yet. Al...
dangerous_safety General Setting Discussion 73 1,644 08-19-2021, 07:39 PM