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Strange sightings

Posted: 09 Jun 2020 18:50
by evildrganymede
Arturo100 wrote:
RS 8474-1353-8-11843531-674 is a planemo with 3 moons, the weird part is that it is being lit by its closest moon. I even bookmarked as "How?"
This is a 0.980 find by the way.

Tidal heating probably. The closest moon is hot enough from that to glow and that illuminates the rest (out to a specific range at least). I could find them quite often using the search engine so they weren't uncommon.

Unfortunately (?) I think this is no longer possible in 0.9.9.0 (or at least they're not showing up in the search engine anymore). 

Strange sightings

Posted: 10 Jun 2020 11:46
by Arturo100
Yeah, I suspected that when I saw a post with a similar thing going on.

Strange sightings

Posted: 17 Jun 2020 09:54
by PopplioUser3674
Found a minineptune smaller than Mars orbiting a superoceanic aquaria smaller than earth. RS 0-1-7-1253-21650-0-0-1247 1b, 0.9.9

Strange sightings

Posted: 18 Jun 2020 02:14
by miniluv73
Earth's current texture map has a few interesting things going on with it...
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Posted: 21 Jun 2020 04:26
by miniluv73
Just checked out DoctorOfSpace's Terraformed Mars addon and found this interesting phenomenon when the textures load. I have a feeling this also happens on other planets with specified bump maps but procedural surface maps.
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Strange sightings

Posted: 05 Jul 2020 02:56
by miniluv73
Yes, but exoplanets use procedurally generated terrain with a set palette. For example, if you're on a planet with mainly green grass, it may be impossible to find any blue foliage. Earth however uses a texture map with a palette defined by said texture map, so it's a lot easier to find colour oddities like these. Hopefully Vladimir doesn't patch them out.

Strange sightings

Posted: 27 Sep 2020 06:29
by Richman
Hi there

I'm new to this forum and I already searched for my topic, but didn't find anything, thats why I'm here.

On my quest for life in the universe, I discovered this strange moon around the planet of a real star (HIP 2556 5.2). It's strangely covered by something black on the hemisphere which lies in the direction of travel in it's orbit around the gas giant, quite similar to Saturns moon Iapetus. But the coloring switch very abruptly.
It also says there's multicellular life. Is this some strange planet spaning organism or just a graphics glitch? Anybody ever discovered something similar?
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Thx, Richman

Strange sightings

Posted: 16 Oct 2020 04:00
by Mosfet
It's a known bug involving tidal locked planets.