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by Mouthwash
26 Oct 2017 10:04
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy News
Replies: 676
Views: 92988

Science and Astronomy News

Oh, radio emissions. Article I read didn't mention that.  :roll:
by Mouthwash
26 Oct 2017 06:58
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy News
Replies: 676
Views: 92988

Science and Astronomy News

So apparently there is the possibility of an actual picture of Sagittarius A's event horizon soon? This is very perplexing. If we can photograph objects at that distance, why aren't there any photos of nearby exoplanets yet?
by Mouthwash
22 Oct 2017 20:07
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: How about 'Jovian' instead of 'Jupiter?'
Replies: 17
Views: 3059

How about 'Jovian' instead of 'Jupiter?'

Also forgive as I have not figured out to edit posts here yet I think it requires you to have a certain number of posts first. but I also wanted to add the edit that I understand that Titan's are not being eliminated but being classified as oceanic worlds now. I just always liked that they fell int...
by Mouthwash
18 Oct 2017 14:46
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: How about 'Jovian' instead of 'Jupiter?'
Replies: 17
Views: 3059

How about 'Jovian' instead of 'Jupiter?'

Yes, Jovian has no translation to Russian. It even cannot be transliterated. Russian astronomy uses word "jupiter" for Jupiter-like planets (it simply "gas giant", "planet-giant"), or adjective that is a direct analogy of "jupiter-like". *Does* it need to be ...
by Mouthwash
18 Oct 2017 11:01
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: How about 'Jovian' instead of 'Jupiter?'
Replies: 17
Views: 3059

How about 'Jovian' instead of 'Jupiter?'

I am very surprised that people aren't supporting this. No one knows what Jove means (plus it sounds ridiculous), and Jovia... well, it isn't worse than Selena but it's still a bit hard to parse. Jovian is a common word, fits perfectly as a term meaning 'like Jupiter,' isn't awkward on the tongue at...
by Mouthwash
18 Oct 2017 01:00
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: How about 'Jovian' instead of 'Jupiter?'
Replies: 17
Views: 3059

How about 'Jovian' instead of 'Jupiter?'

It is not a noun, like terra and other classnames. But isn't legibility more important than consistency? Jovian is easily recognizable and doesn't bother me as a English speaker (maybe because it ends with 'an'). I think almost any other native speaker would agree. Also, superJovian and epistellar ...
by Mouthwash
18 Oct 2017 00:29
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: General suggestions for SpaceEngine
Replies: 1205
Views: 196188

General suggestions for SpaceEngine

How about a planet generator? You specify the parameters and create the world you want. How is that any different from the current way to mod planets? Because you could generate as many as you wanted and select the one you like best, it would be easier to avoid unrealistic designs and the terrain/c...
by Mouthwash
17 Oct 2017 11:11
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: General suggestions for SpaceEngine
Replies: 1205
Views: 196188

General suggestions for SpaceEngine

How about a planet generator? You specify the parameters and create the world you want. Would be fantastic for a future game similar to Spore's Galactic Adventures.
by Mouthwash
17 Oct 2017 11:05
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: How about 'Jovian' instead of 'Jupiter?'
Replies: 17
Views: 3059

How about 'Jovian' instead of 'Jupiter?'

I was reading Blindsight recently and noticed that the term 'superJovian' was applied to a brown dwarf. Feels totally natural when I picture it in SE, plus it removes the awkwardness of using a planet name. Maybe Neptune-class could become 'Neptunian' to make things consistent, but Jovian seems stri...
by Mouthwash
05 Oct 2017 16:20
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: General suggestions for SpaceEngine
Replies: 1205
Views: 196188

General suggestions for SpaceEngine

Reapreign wrote:
With the new hydrosphere system incoming, maybe an indicator how much surface is covered in land/sea as a percentage (only for planets with seas obviously)?

Yes, this.
by Mouthwash
02 Oct 2017 17:44
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Theology and Spirituality
Replies: 95
Views: 25751

Theology and Spirituality

Qualia is the real problem, much more so than consciousness. Although people often mean the former when they speak of the latter.
by Mouthwash
01 Oct 2017 21:13
Forum: Troubleshooting and Solutions
Topic: Unrealistic stars.
Replies: 36
Views: 10402

Unrealistic stars.

Oh, cool. Any chance you still have the coordinates for the stars?
by Mouthwash
30 Sep 2017 19:28
Forum: Troubleshooting and Solutions
Topic: Unrealistic stars.
Replies: 36
Views: 10402

Unrealistic stars.

donatelo200 wrote:
I've found 150+ Au in older versions.  Sadly it is capped at 39Au now.  Though I suppose it is better this way for realism's sake.

I just posted two stars larger than 100.
by Mouthwash
28 Sep 2017 12:39
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: General questions about SpaceEngine
Replies: 529
Views: 82800

General questions about SpaceEngine

JackDole wrote:
Mouthwash wrote:
Qr Bbpost Is there a way to compare two objects that are in different solar systems/galaxies?

You could open SpaceEngine twice and place the windows side by side.


Hm, nothing like the solar system table?