Ultimate space simulation software

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by FastFourierTransform
12 Jun 2019 09:36
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Show off your work
Replies: 397
Views: 84923

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: 456
Views: 71943

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: 555
Views: 92597

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: 555
Views: 92597

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...
by FastFourierTransform
03 Jun 2019 16:43
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy News
Replies: 733
Views: 105136

Science and Astronomy News

29294 The weird thing is they repeatedly talk about hypersonic flight and the objects coming to a sudden stop and turning on a dime.,  It was shocking to hear and see the Secy of Defense saying that the only two possibilities being extra terrestrial or another nation having developed more advanced ...
by FastFourierTransform
03 Jun 2019 16:06
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: General questions about SpaceEngine
Replies: 555
Views: 92597

General questions about SpaceEngine

29293  Gulliver's Travels, the writer made predictions about the Martian moons that turned out to be relatively accurate! That's an awesome story. I heard that since the time of Galileo it was speculated that Mars had two moons, there was no observation to support the statement but rather a numerol...
by FastFourierTransform
03 Jun 2019 15:36
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy News
Replies: 733
Views: 105136

Science and Astronomy News

29282 This has been all over the news around here https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/26/us/politics/ufo-sightings-navy-pilots.html Experts were careful to note that there are many non-alien explanations for these unexplained sightings. Still, this isn’t the first major report on UFOs in recent years. ...
by FastFourierTransform
03 Jun 2019 15:13
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: General questions about SpaceEngine
Replies: 555
Views: 92597

General questions about SpaceEngine

29290 I think Deimos does that? Both Phobos and Deimos are tidally locked to Mars. So probably no. If you are refering to the orbital motion it is also a no. Phobos and Deimos are both prograde (they orbit in the same direction of Mars's rotation). But an interesting thing happens: From the surface...
by FastFourierTransform
02 Jun 2019 06:33
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1635
Views: 222487

Science and Astronomy Questions

29245 When looking at a map of the universe, I see a bunch of strings throughout the image. What are they and why are they there? This is just the Laniakea supercluster of galaxies (Is the supercluster where the Milky Way is located and some 100.000 other galaxies). Important to note the difference...
by FastFourierTransform
30 May 2019 05:46
Forum: Mods and Addons
Topic: COMMUNITY ADDON - Double/Multiple Asteroids fixes for SE
Replies: 144
Views: 39106

COMMUNITY ADDON - Double/Multiple Asteroids fixes for SE

29184 However, notice that it's "G!kunll'homdima," not "Gǃkúnǁʼhòmdímà." Just as I partially suspected, they slightly altered the weird characters What an awesome name. Sorry for the little off-topicness but if anyone was wondering the object's name apparently is pronunced like ...
by FastFourierTransform
20 May 2019 10:26
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: General suggestions for SpaceEngine
Replies: 1244
Views: 214066

General suggestions for SpaceEngine

28951 different vision or filter like thermal,luminosity,big or small... What exactly do you mean by "luminosity" vision and "big/small" vision? You can currently control many settings related to magnitude of the objects and brightness sensitivity of the camera. You can go anywh...
by FastFourierTransform
08 May 2019 17:06
Forum: Development
Topic: History of SpaceEngine
Replies: 75
Views: 29601

History of SpaceEngine

28765 I'm curious, how much time it took to render that video, and on what kind of hardware. And, maybe more interesting, what software was used, and how long it took to create it and setup the scene. The info I was able to gather says that this was rendered by a raytracing algorithm in FORTRAN usi...
by FastFourierTransform
08 May 2019 06:05
Forum: Development
Topic: History of SpaceEngine
Replies: 75
Views: 29601

History of SpaceEngine



This is the first CGI rendering of a complex landscape (with 3D clouds, islands and water). It was done in 1981. I saw it today and it reminded me of SE. In some sense this is the beginning of it all.
by FastFourierTransform
29 Apr 2019 18:57
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: General questions about SpaceEngine
Replies: 555
Views: 92597

Work progress 0.990

28609 I explained that we could, for example, see the true colors of nebulae such as the Orion Nebula, which we can see in shades of grey from Earth. This would make people aware that telescope photographs are not necessarily in the visible light domain. And I would have liked to have your personal...
by FastFourierTransform
28 Apr 2019 03:30
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: General suggestions for SpaceEngine
Replies: 1244
Views: 214066

General suggestions for SpaceEngine

28575 My idea is to be able to spawn in 3D models, including stuff like Sol's heliosphere, the M87 black hole, IC 1101, etc. near something like the Solar System and be able to use a simple GUI to move the objects around, set transparency and rotate. It'd be awesome to be able to place the m87 blac...
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