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by donatelo200
28 Oct 2019 22:14
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Strange sightings
Replies: 200
Views: 42258

Strange sightings

Julian,
That is more a vapor planet rather than a true gas planet.  Think of it as an Ice planet or water world with a runaway greenhouse effect.

Edit:  This is not to say true gas planets can't get very small under the right circumstances.

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by donatelo200
26 Sep 2019 11:42
Forum: Mods and Addons
Topic: Rodrigos Terrain & Clouds Mod
Replies: 96
Views: 39808

Rodrigos Terrain & Clouds Mod

You have to delete the cache before the mod will load.
by donatelo200
24 Aug 2019 12:16
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Quick Question about Realism
Replies: 27
Views: 5316

Quick Question about Realism

It would make sense since they would form sorta like a binary star.  Also, some gas giants are truely massive so having Earth massed or higher moons are entirely reasonable around them. 
by donatelo200
21 Aug 2019 19:31
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Strange sightings
Replies: 200
Views: 42258

Strange sightings

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Interesting, found a CO2 planet with life.  
by donatelo200
14 Aug 2019 18:53
Forum: Gameplay Discussions
Topic: Astrobiology in Space Engine
Replies: 66
Views: 7970

Astrobiology in Space Engine

You can't add models to planets currently.  At least not make models generate procedurally on planets but you technically could make a small forest the same way you would make a stationary space station in SE.  
by donatelo200
11 Aug 2019 09:55
Forum: Gameplay Discussions
Topic: Astrobiology in Space Engine
Replies: 66
Views: 7970

Astrobiology in Space Engine

Ocean color is only affected by absorption and whatever contaminates it.  The result is similar to Rayleigh scattering so oceans would still be blue.  Different ocean colors will only really arise in oceans that have a lot of stuff dissolved in them.
by donatelo200
09 Aug 2019 13:55
Forum: Gameplay Discussions
Topic: Astrobiology in Space Engine
Replies: 66
Views: 7970

Astrobiology in Space Engine

Plants just become white above F0 stars so, plants around an A or an O star won't look much different.  Not that there will be plants on those planets as A stars and above do not live long enough for multicellular life to arise.  Especially B and O stars as they might not live long enough for life a...
by donatelo200
08 Aug 2019 20:15
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: Overheated ocean worlds.
Replies: 9
Views: 3058

Overheated ocean worlds.

Yes, 0.9.9.0 has fixed this already. 
by donatelo200
05 Aug 2019 20:08
Forum: Gameplay Discussions
Topic: Astrobiology in Space Engine
Replies: 66
Views: 7970

Astrobiology in Space Engine

Those detail textures really close to the terrain.  It is difficult to make white plants without affecting ice due to the way the palettes work.  I have been tinkering but nothing too useful yet.
by donatelo200
05 Aug 2019 13:59
Forum: Gameplay Discussions
Topic: Astrobiology in Space Engine
Replies: 66
Views: 7970

Astrobiology in Space Engine

I believe that the plant color for planets in space engine is completely wrong. When it is around A class stars and such, it should be whiter, and maybe in the next update it could be improved? You aren't wrong about white plants around A stars.  I did not include them as A stars simply do not live...
by donatelo200
31 Jul 2019 18:22
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: SE Object Extremes
Replies: 240
Views: 46959

SE Object Extremes

They would be Neptunes.  Aquarias would be vapor planets at such high temperatures.
by donatelo200
20 Jun 2019 13:42
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Planets with potentially breathable atmospheres
Replies: 360
Views: 62322

Planets with potentially breathable atmospheres

Oh here are some nice ones.
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Edit: Bonus blue terra
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by donatelo200
18 Jun 2019 03:42
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Planets with potentially breathable atmospheres
Replies: 360
Views: 62322

Planets with potentially breathable atmospheres

High pressures would tend to "leak" liquids to a planets surface not to mention make the liquids far more stable.  So, high-pressure worlds having more liquids than lower pressure worlds makes sense in general.  There are obviously exceptions but as a general rule the higher the pressure t...
by donatelo200
17 Jun 2019 17:22
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Planets with potentially breathable atmospheres
Replies: 360
Views: 62322

Planets with potentially breathable atmospheres

TonioDeter wrote:
You guys should read the first post of this topic before calling an atmosphere breathable. You forgot to take the SO2 into account, its pressure has to be below 5.10^-6 at worst, and below 1.10^-6 to be comfortable.

I generally ignore SO2 as SE seems to have far too much of it in the first place.
by donatelo200
17 Jun 2019 17:19
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Planets with potentially breathable atmospheres
Replies: 360
Views: 62322

Planets with potentially breathable atmospheres

That is because it is.  It is supposed to be.  Truly marine planets like Earth are quite rare due to the narrow bulk makup required for them.  Nature tends towards global oceans or dry to lakey terras rather than marine worlds.  That said, however,  they are not to hard to find with the correct filt...