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03 Aug 2021 18:59

Sitting in a ring system with time slowed down to around 0.001 is very soothing, like watching snow fall. Yes, fast temporal rendering at low quality makes me feel like I'm playing the original version of Doom, but I appreciate Space Engine for accommodating users with low-performance GPUs as much as possible.
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Post more views from the surface of a ring particle!

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03 Aug 2021 21:07

It's a different experience, isn't it?

Well done, Vlad. Bravo!
 
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04 Aug 2021 18:37

A-L-E-X wrote:
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Looks like it is being torn apart?  Does the system have any planets?

In fact, yes. The second picture is taken from the planet in the system closest to the sun. But even the furthest planet gets to as hot as 1000 degrees...
Literally scorched

It's in 0990? Do you have the name for it? I would like to explore!

Very unfortunately, since for some reasons I had to re-install SE, all my custom locations are now gone. Hopefully we will find another one like this, but I can't send you that location now because I don't have it anymore.
 
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05 Aug 2021 05:06

Mr. Abner wrote:
It's a different experience, isn't it?

Well done, Vlad. Bravo!

I want to fly through them without crashing!  Can it be done?
 
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06 Aug 2021 14:30

Love this thread, beautiful space shots!!!
 
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14 Aug 2021 21:48

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Break out that sunblock!
 
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18 Aug 2021 13:54

Now... I understand all the ring particles currently still orbit at the same speed. Does anybody know what that speed might be? Outer edge of the ring? Inner edge? Middle/average?

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18 Aug 2021 14:37

Mr. Abner wrote:
Now... I understand all the ring particles currently still orbit at the same speed. Does anybody know what that speed might be? Outer edge of the ring? Inner edge? Middle/average?

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The speed isn't the same across the whole ring, as described in one of the blog posts, the ring is divided in a few thousand parts and each part rotates at the adequate speed.
It's described here in the "Differential rotation" part.
 
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18 Aug 2021 14:52

Canleskis wrote:
Source of the post The speed isn't the same across the whole ring, as described in one of the blog posts, the ring is divided in a few thousand parts and each part rotates at the adequate speed.
It's described here in the "Differential rotation" part.

Ah! Cool. I read that (when it was first posted here), and for some reason came away with "for now, all the particles rotate as one solid ring". Really need to work on my reading comprehension! :o

Thanks! More pics if I get into the rings at a reasonable relative velocity. :)

Edit: Oh, of course! I should try and rendezvous with a shepherd moon! I've done that plenty of times in 980.
 
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19 Aug 2021 03:02

My trip to the rings.

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Here we go...

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Easy does it...

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Individual particles make an appearance!

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Backlit

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In the thick of it
 
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20 Aug 2021 10:09

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20 Aug 2021 21:54

My Trip to the Rings.

Out of the shadows again...
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...into the glare of the sun.
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Matching ring particle velocity!
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Time to send out the photographer...
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...and take a pic or two.
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The rings I'm playing in.
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24 Aug 2021 18:34

The ring system of the main menu planet:
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24 Aug 2021 20:14

My Trip Into the Rings

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