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by John Boone
23 Apr 2017 18:46
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: General suggestions for SpaceEngine
Replies: 1184
Views: 188010

General suggestions for SpaceEngine

i often have a hard time imagining the scale of alien planets or moons from just looking at their diameter. i think it would be a nice addition if you could spawn in an outline of earth/Jupiter/Luna/Sol/Mars that would appear next to any one celestial body to compare sizes.
by John Boone
18 Apr 2017 17:03
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Image Dump
Replies: 2551
Views: 327722

Image Dump

it's been a while since i posted some, so here are a few images from my experiences:    http://i.imgur.com/2SQRePC.png http://i.imgur.com/NXzlwx3.png http://i.imgur.com/MTsu4An.png http://i.imgur.com/DPiPdTT.png http://i.imgur.com/7ep3yrN.png i'd post more but i don't want to flood this page JUST yet.
by John Boone
10 Apr 2017 14:01
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1584
Views: 191963

Science and Astronomy Questions

i have a quick question that might be fun: if the rings of Saturn were magically given the mass of Saturn, what chaos might ensue over the next few days/weeks/months?
by John Boone
03 Apr 2017 20:17
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: Global list of suggestions
Replies: 31
Views: 9468

Global list of suggestions

ok so i think it would be an interesting feature if you could spawn an outline of a real solar system object next to something else out in the universe. i feel like that would be a nice way to get some perspective on how large or small some procedural objects are relative the bodies we're all famili...
by John Boone
03 Apr 2017 19:03
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: Screenshots for the gallery
Replies: 120
Views: 27935

Screenshots for the gallery

here's a few screenshots i hope are gallery worthy: http://i.imgur.com/kbg8C3Y.png http://i.imgur.com/bO0Oboz.png http://i.imgur.com/IxLcjvv.png http://i.imgur.com/5V7BcRH.png http://i.imgur.com/WLNXfD0.png http://i.imgur.com/8rsZU81.png http://i.imgur.com/R3ig7rG.png
by John Boone
08 Mar 2017 14:50
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1584
Views: 191963

Science and Astronomy Questions

if the Moon were suddenly given an earth-like atmosphere, how long would it take for the solar wind to shear it away?
by John Boone
04 Mar 2017 09:44
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: The "That Totally Looks Like _____" Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 24726

The "That Totally Looks Like _____" Thread

Jesus Christ i meant to put this in image dump i'm sorry.

but i guess it "totally looks like" an entire planet's worth of pacific islands?
by John Boone
04 Mar 2017 09:42
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: The "That Totally Looks Like _____" Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 24726

The "That Totally Looks Like _____" Thread

I give to you: RS8474-1353-7-1375118-102 4.2, or as i like to call it, http://i.imgur.com/5V7BcRH.png Nafanua! i like to think this is where Moana  takes place here instead of earth. http://i.imgur.com/pVGzTsx.png http://i.imgur.com/kbg8C3Y.png http://i.imgur.com/FlDX6WP.png http://i.imgur.com/2F3Dr...
by John Boone
28 Feb 2017 16:34
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Terraforming our Solar System one object at a time
Replies: 15
Views: 5437

Terraforming our Solar System one object at a time

These were really fun trying to guess! like the second guy, i recognized mars immediately, and within 30 seconds i had identified the moon and Mimas, and after about a minute i had worked out Io. my only complaint is that you've ordered the worlds in order of distance from the sun, so i was able to ...
by John Boone
06 Feb 2017 17:01
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: General suggestions for SpaceEngine
Replies: 1184
Views: 188010

General suggestions for SpaceEngine

spaceguy: 2750 are you sure you weren't just in a binary system? positive. i don't have to co-ordinates for that planet (it might still be in the journey log i'm not sure) but this is mostly noticeable in systems where a moon orbits particularly close to it's planet like it does here. the effect al...
by John Boone
05 Feb 2017 12:41
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: General suggestions for SpaceEngine
Replies: 1184
Views: 188010

General suggestions for SpaceEngine

so i notice that light in space engine behaves rather oddly. for instance, moons can still produce a moonlight effect onto their planets even from the night side, like so: http://i.imgur.com/g6ryNqm.png on-top of this, the light from stars appears to be generated from the exact center at that specif...
by John Boone
04 Feb 2017 15:27
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Image Dump
Replies: 2551
Views: 327722

Image Dump

                                                                                  /\/\thats alot of moons there sir!/\/\
by John Boone
02 Feb 2017 15:27
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1584
Views: 191963

Science and Astronomy Questions

what would happen if phobos was gently placed on the earth's surface with 0 velocity relative to the surface. what would it do at say:

the summit of mount everest

the south pole

ontop of the marianas trench

plugging up meteor crater in new mexico?
by John Boone
02 Feb 2017 12:55
Forum: Development
Topic: Quotes about Universe for loading window
Replies: 101
Views: 27598

Quotes about Universe for loading window

"The Earth is blue... How wonderful... It is amazing!
                                                        -Yuri Gagarin
by John Boone
01 Feb 2017 17:27
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: SE Object Extremes
Replies: 238
Views: 45383

SE Object Extremes

Found the largest star! It's 143.94 AU across! LargestStar.PNG that star has less surface gravity than phobos, can it exist like that? if replaced with the sun, it would devour every known object bound to the sun's gravity, even swallowing voyager 1! i feel like a star that big coudn't exist, e...
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