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by FastFourierTransform
11 Aug 2019 03:11
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: General suggestions for SpaceEngine
Replies: 1252
Views: 225512

General suggestions for SpaceEngine

31122 There is something important and abundant in the universe missing in space engine. It's newborn solar system! Space Engine needs to develope a good ray-tracing algorithm to make this realistic enought since protoplanetary disks are extremely complex objects that shadow themselves in different...
by FastFourierTransform
03 Aug 2019 04:13
Forum: Development
Topic: SpaceEngine TODO
Replies: 137
Views: 78817

SpaceEngine TODO

30982 the initial idea was to implement a procedural augmentation Yes that was also a proposal. Both ideas are compatible as long as they operate in different resolution regimes. From longer distances to closer ones: ⋅  Default SE planet textures (currently on SE) [~ 5 km/pixel - 0.5 km/p...
by FastFourierTransform
03 Aug 2019 02:16
Forum: Development
Topic: SpaceEngine TODO
Replies: 137
Views: 78817

SpaceEngine TODO

Now that we are having texture updates for the Solar System I would like to remind about an old discussion we had on the possibility to extend the level of detail further and further. If I recall correctly SpaceEngineer thought of a solution, similar to that of Google Earth, involving the centralize...
by FastFourierTransform
03 Aug 2019 01:49
Forum: Development
Topic: Work progress 0.991
Replies: 53
Views: 12020

Work progress 0.991

30970 New update is 11 GB, sorry for that :) http://spaceengine.org/news/blog190802/ This is so beautifull Vladimir. I will always be amazed by the amount of intelligence, work and care you put on this project. My instinct in each update is to jump and say again and again how spectacular work you h...
by FastFourierTransform
24 Jul 2019 03:32
Forum: Development
Topic: SpaceEngine TODO
Replies: 137
Views: 78817

SpaceEngine TODO

30786 Why is the simulation of the evolution of galaxies and stars labeled uncertain if possible? Because stellar and galactic evolution is an extremely complex thing to simulate (requiring supercomputers in general) and the variety of results (many kinds of stars and galaxies out there) is so larg...
by FastFourierTransform
24 Jul 2019 03:21
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Supernova?
Replies: 27
Views: 3662

Supernova?

EDIT: Dammit! I've been flashed by Watsisname once again :lol: :lol: _________________________________________________________________ I am definitely not an expert in the field but I think it might have to do with how the exhaust expands in the exit of the engine nozzle. Under sea level pressure t...
by FastFourierTransform
22 Jul 2019 18:08
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Supernova?
Replies: 27
Views: 3662

Supernova?

It looks pretty much confirmed now. HKATER , if this is what you saw then it is indeed the Chandrayaan-2 mission according to Prof. Jonti Horner . It was an engine burn to start the climb to the Moon . I envy you HKATER, that is an awesome sight. Maximum neatness. The light you are seeing is a combi...
by FastFourierTransform
22 Jul 2019 08:23
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Supernova?
Replies: 27
Views: 3662

Supernova?

SHORT ANWER: You have probably witnessed the launch of Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft (the last stages of the launch litted by the Sun). The Indian spacecraft is headed towards the Moon and carries a Lander and a Rover for the Lunar South Pole! https://planetary.s3.amazonaws.com/assets/images/spacecraft/...
by FastFourierTransform
25 Jun 2019 17:05
Forum: Development
Topic: SpaceEngine 0.990 Release
Replies: 73
Views: 9936

SpaceEngine 0.990 Release

30229 Cant we determine the 3D position of any star for which we know the distance to?  Like for example, the Tycho catalogue. If you just know the distance and direction it is from Earth can you not plot its 3D position by placing the Earth at the center of a navigation grid?  You should be able t...
by FastFourierTransform
23 Jun 2019 05:09
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy News
Replies: 737
Views: 113054

Science and Astronomy News

29301 Yes, I quite agree with you and like Carl Sagan once said, "Exceptional theories require exceptional evidence." Today this video was uploaded to youtube PLyEO0jNt6M In my opinion this is a very consistent way of analyzing the problem. The most clear "UFO evidence" is proba...
by FastFourierTransform
19 Jun 2019 04:36
Forum: Development
Topic: SpaceEngine 0.990 Release
Replies: 73
Views: 9936

SpaceEngine 0.990 Release

30037 galaxy distribution looks to even, lacks void size Expand on this please. Galactic stellar distribution seems right to me. Between spiral arms there are no voids just less density of massive stars. 30038 Would it be complicated to add all cataloged stars? What do you mean by all catalogued st...
by FastFourierTransform
12 Jun 2019 09:36
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Show off your work
Replies: 403
Views: 89980

Show off your work

Beautiful. That color contrast! :D
by FastFourierTransform
09 Jun 2019 05:03
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Videos
Replies: 457
Views: 75801

Science and Astronomy Videos

Watsisname did an excellent explanation in February of what would be like to accellerate with a ship at constant 1g . Now, the CoolWorlds Lab released a video just going through all the arguments :) b_TkFhj9mgk But before CoolWorlds Lab, even before Watsisname, there was this inspiring explanation ...
by FastFourierTransform
04 Jun 2019 03:51
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: General questions about SpaceEngine
Replies: 566
Views: 99657

General questions about SpaceEngine

HarbingerDawn wrote:
Qr Bbpost That's Jupiter you're thinking of, Saturn's axial tilt is much greater.

Again!? Haha sorry guys. That's true. I think I had read the value for the orbital inclination :S
by FastFourierTransform
03 Jun 2019 16:47
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: General questions about SpaceEngine
Replies: 566
Views: 99657

General questions about SpaceEngine

29297 Just to correct you about S/2007 S 3, it is inclined 177.22° to the ecliptic, not Saturn's equator. The Wikipedia list on the moons of Saturn mentions that the listed inclination values of the retrograde satellites are to the ecliptic while the prograde values are to Saturn's equator. Good ca...
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