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by A-L-E-X
19 Sep 2021 01:31
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Videos
Replies: 476
Views: 128031

Science and Astronomy Videos

37883 One thing I wanted to ask--  I was reading  about the far future "collision" between M31 and our galaxy resulting in a giant elliptical galaxy (like M87) in the far future- are the supermassive black holes of both galaxies going to collide or is one just expected to absorb the other...
by A-L-E-X
19 Sep 2021 01:17
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Videos
Replies: 476
Views: 128031

Science and Astronomy Videos

37883 One thing I wanted to ask--  I was reading  about the far future "collision" between M31 and our galaxy resulting in a giant elliptical galaxy (like M87) in the far future- are the supermassive black holes of both galaxies going to collide or is one just expected to absorb the other...
by A-L-E-X
17 Sep 2021 18:20
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Intergalactic trip in preparation
Replies: 411
Views: 23604

Intergalactic trip in preparation

Right, I'm now wanting both an accelerator curve and a boost exponent curve function.  This is what I mean....first for accelerator curve..... a way to create a custom curve function for the accelerator to gradually increase speed while within the host galaxy to leisurely see all the sights and to r...
by A-L-E-X
17 Sep 2021 14:23
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Videos
Replies: 476
Views: 128031

Science and Astronomy Videos

It's fascinating how the entire intuitive concept of time and contemporaneity falls apart.  Once crossing the horizon, we can still see the spaceship and the universe, but we've detached from that universe which in one sense is expired and gone. you might be even more right than you think if black ...
by A-L-E-X
17 Sep 2021 14:21
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Videos
Replies: 476
Views: 128031

Science and Astronomy Videos

I never believed that space and time were fundamental in the first place mid, neither really exists at the fundamental quantum level and black holes are awesome as being macro representations of quantum particles, I think.  In reality black holes represent the unification of the macro with the micro...
by A-L-E-X
16 Sep 2021 19:07
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Videos
Replies: 476
Views: 128031

Science and Astronomy Videos

I'm fascinated by these supermassive black holes that don't crush us, we might not even know we were inside one.....
by A-L-E-X
15 Sep 2021 13:50
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Intergalactic trip in preparation
Replies: 411
Views: 23604

Intergalactic trip in preparation

Warp 15.7 seems to be a nice balance between speed and duration.  Took me 20 minutes to go 6.7 million light years after which the autopilot brought me out of warp and I adjusted my boost exponent to 11.733 for a more leisurely tour through the galaxy. Question regarding main engines....is setting m...
by A-L-E-X
15 Sep 2021 13:45
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 426
Views: 80716

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

37861 I just found out today of a 20 something year old doctor who died from COVID even though she was fully vaccinated; she suffered a blood clot after getting COVID I thought that was a rare, ill effect of the AZ and J&J vaccines? So my 13 year old daughter just got out of isolation with covi...
by A-L-E-X
14 Sep 2021 23:59
Forum: Mods and Addons
Topic: GAIA to SpaceEngine catalogs
Replies: 129
Views: 39944

GAIA to SpaceEngine catalogs

Actually I want to use the above trick (empty file with same name) for different purpose- to disable all galaxies other than local group. But it doesn't seem to work anymore (for both stars and galaxies). so basically trying to find a way to disable existing catalog without modifying /data/ folder....
by A-L-E-X
14 Sep 2021 14:46
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Intergalactic trip in preparation
Replies: 411
Views: 23604

Intergalactic trip in preparation

Again, you are looking at the numbers and not the units.  Are you familiar with your ship thrusters? Autopilot has a number of functions. In your last screenshots, the only autopilot function I see active is "Kill rotation". Also, going back to a post I made awhile back, I think ship cont...
by A-L-E-X
14 Sep 2021 14:41
Forum: Development
Topic: General 0.990 Discussion
Replies: 688
Views: 229060

General 0.990 Discussion

37456 I noticed there is a direct correlation between this number and the ease with which I can keep the ship at a certain altitude and elevation.  Really impressed with the ship I'm using it doesn't crash or fly off into space too easily lol.  48 hours and I have no intention of trying to challeng...
by A-L-E-X
14 Sep 2021 14:39
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 426
Views: 80716

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

A more optimistic outlook would involve a mutation which is highly transmissible but only giving mild or no symptoms whilst also giving immunity against other variants, in which case the population would self-vaccinate.  The problem with that, however, is that after several billion infections, the ...
by A-L-E-X
14 Sep 2021 14:37
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 426
Views: 80716

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

37845 Is either getting the virus or getting vaccination what will eventually slow the rate of mutation of the virus, Wat? It's a little complicated. The probability of a mutation per-transmission is roughly constant, and the  rate at which new variants (of any kind) appear is roughly proportional ...
by A-L-E-X
13 Sep 2021 19:02
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Intergalactic trip in preparation
Replies: 411
Views: 23604

Intergalactic trip in preparation

37849 and now it's  -0.20 m/sec You are travelling at an effective speed of 152 light-years per second, and you're worried about a small 0.2 m/sec offset? You could correct that with just the thrusters, without even leaving warp or changing heading. If the autopilot is not active, then you will fly...
by A-L-E-X
13 Sep 2021 15:44
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Intergalactic trip in preparation
Replies: 411
Views: 23604

Intergalactic trip in preparation

and now it's  -0.20 m/sec

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