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25 Jul 2017 07:19

In this new classification system, will ice worlds be differentiated on if they have sub glacial seas or not?
 
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25 Jul 2017 08:18

All ice worlds (except very tiny ones) have subglacial seas, even Pluto. It could be considered as a molten mantle - H2O is the most abundant substance in these worlds.
 
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25 Jul 2017 08:55

maybe our solar system is just a coincidence? maybe there is ice worlds that are giant balls of ice in layers? or there is actually real science behind it that says all ice worlds would have subglacial seas?  :)
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25 Jul 2017 09:04

Spacer wrote:
Source of the post or there is actually real science behind it that says all ice worlds would have subglacial seas?

Any large ice world will likely have liquid water at some level of its interior due to internal heating.
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25 Jul 2017 09:41

HarbingerDawn wrote:
Source of the post Any large ice world will likely have liquid water at some level of its interior due to internal heating.

And also dew to phase state of a salt water/ice and very high pressure.
 
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25 Jul 2017 09:50

I have question addon with new solar system browser binary. what about 2 moons with barycenter around parent barycenter binary planets will show 2 moons in the same cell?
 
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25 Jul 2017 11:43

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Source of the post I have question addon with new solar system browser binary. what about 2 moons with barycenter around parent barycenter binary planets will show 2 moons in the same cell?

No, "binary" is a pair, by definition. Barycenter is generated for that pair only, possible outer moons revolved that barycenter does not displayed in the same table cell. Look on example with a binary gas giant in the blog post.
 
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25 Jul 2017 16:31

Honestly I've been wondering why almost no ice worlds similar to Enceladus don't have tectonic deformation visible at the surface. Any reason for this considering some Rocky worlds exhibit these deformations?
 
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26 Jul 2017 02:46

SpaceEngineer wrote:
All ice worlds (except very tiny ones) have subglacial seas, even Pluto. It could be considered as a molten mantle - H2O is the most abundant substance in these worlds.

Do these "bigger" ice worlds all similar to Europa?
 
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26 Jul 2017 06:23

Europa is kind of an extreme case, in the sense that its ocean is very close to the surface. Hence all the techtonic features at the surface, not much marred by impact craters (i.e., geologically young). Ice worlds in general have deeper oceans (i.e. thicker crusts), and as a consequence their surfaces look different, with a lot more craters. This, of course, can be changed by other features, such as a hefty atmosphere, be it permanent or transient.
 
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26 Jul 2017 06:28

Where can I download the update?
 
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26 Jul 2017 06:33

pa1ner wrote:
Where can I download the update?

Unfortunately 0.9.8.1 test versions are not publicly available.
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