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by Watsisname
20 Mar 2017 03:18
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 174
Views: 4694

Science and Astronomy Questions

So, when I said I'll leave the question of the time it takes for the trillion-ton, atom-sized black hole to consume the Earth for another time...?   Yeah, it's about a billion  years.  Lol, I thought it would take a long time, but not THAT long.  The Eddington Limit really ...er... limits it, as it ...
by Watsisname
19 Mar 2017 21:56
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 174
Views: 4694

Science and Astronomy Questions

Okay, here's what I've come up with.  Probably the best answer for how large a black hole would need to be (if it formed 1m above the surface) to eat the Earth is a bit smaller than the size of an atom.  Perhaps this doesn't seem too surprising, but the reasons why this is the best answer may not be...
by Watsisname
19 Mar 2017 11:25
Forum: Troubleshooting and Solutions
Topic: Troubleshooting and bug reports - SpaceEngine 0.9.8.0
Replies: 237
Views: 6201

Troubleshooting and bug reports - SpaceEngine 0.9.8.0

Yeah, that's normal. Procedural planets have procedural terrain, while solar system bodies use the actual terrain which isn't as high resolution.  You can replace them with better terrain though.
by Watsisname
18 Mar 2017 03:36
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Unusual weather
Replies: 66
Views: 1576

Unusual weather

tehsauce wrote:
Qr Bbpost This last summer I climbed the mountain (Shuksan) visible in that video of the artists point road!

That is totally rad!  I hope you'll share some pictures! :)  I want to climb Shuksan too someday, though I'll probably do Adams first.
by Watsisname
18 Mar 2017 03:22
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Show off your work
Replies: 40
Views: 3302

Show off your work

That's really impressive work!  The animation reminds very much of a galactic cluster once it gets going. :)
by Watsisname
18 Mar 2017 03:15
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: General suggestions for SpaceEngine
Replies: 312
Views: 8795

General suggestions for SpaceEngine

4648 What if you put a procedural dense open star cluster made entirely of brown dwarfs inside nebulae that could be considered stellar nurseries? It would add to the realism no doubt. Reality is that stars form with a distribution of masses described by an initial mass function , which I'm quite s...
by Watsisname
18 Mar 2017 02:52
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 174
Views: 4694

Science and Astronomy Questions

I've been thinking about this and working some stuff out, and hopefully should have a solution before too long. :)
by Watsisname
18 Mar 2017 00:33
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Show off your work
Replies: 40
Views: 3302

Show off your work

Ahh, circumbinary planets. :)
by Watsisname
18 Mar 2017 00:25
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Tidally locked planets
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Tidally locked planets

4647 why are so many planets tidally locked? This is what happens in nature. :) Two nearby masses will distort each other's shapes by their tidal gravity.  If they are not tidally locked, then the gravitational pull on those tidally raised bulges produces a torque which acts to synchronize the spin...
by Watsisname
17 Mar 2017 14:34
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Image Dump
Replies: 413
Views: 14316

Image Dump

Beautiful color!  I love this.
by Watsisname
16 Mar 2017 21:12
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: Suggestions & Feedback about the Website and Forum
Replies: 198
Views: 7524

Suggestions & Feedback about the Website and Forum

4548 Why does a lot of people have individual mod threads then? If everyone made their own thread for their screenshots, you would have hundreds of very similar threads.  Would you really peruse them all as they all get updated?  I'd rather have one place where I can see the latest images.   Mods a...
by Watsisname
16 Mar 2017 20:55
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Videos
Replies: 96
Views: 2727

Science and Astronomy Videos

Someone was talking about time crystals earlier.  Here we go!

by Watsisname
15 Mar 2017 19:33
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: Suggestions & Feedback about the Website and Forum
Replies: 198
Views: 7524

Suggestions & Feedback about the Website and Forum

4522 browse posts in user's profiles - If I click my profile, I'd see posts I have make You can!  Go to their profile, and then under user statistics click "search user's posts". 4522 User generated topics - maybe this is already implemented, It is.  A new user just has to make few posts ...
by Watsisname
15 Mar 2017 17:53
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: TRAPPIST-1
Replies: 64
Views: 6140

TRAPPIST-1

Gnargenox wrote:
Qr Bbpost Yup! It is there!

Looks very promising visually.  Hopefully the chi-square bears it out.
by Watsisname
15 Mar 2017 17:21
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Your SpaceEngine Videos
Replies: 82
Views: 2223

Your SpaceEngine Videos

A lossless format is great if file size isn't an issue or you're only making very short videos, but otherwise I'd recommend a different codec.  The xvid ones are pretty good and output files in the <100MB range per minute, without any appreciable loss of quality.  Just be sure to say no to whatever ...
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