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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). 

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

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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

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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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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.

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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

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

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Posted: 28 Oct 2020 12:01
by Jimbo Jambo
I keep getting strange lighting artifacts close to the ground on planets with atmospheres. It's much more noticeable with the right conditions, such as this canyon at sunset. Perhaps it has to do with my settings.

The second images shows the terrain "pinching" which seems to be somewhat common, but this one especially stands out to me because it was on a volcano.

Lastly, behold: the popcorn asteroid.

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Posted: 10 Nov 2020 18:44
by Mr. Abner
Ooope! A slight autopilot error. Not to worry, folks, we'll have it sorted out in a few trillions years... :)

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Posted: 14 Nov 2020 13:09
by myoldfriendsaredjs
I found an active volcano with a snowcap on it. Not sure if this is normal or not but I've never seen it before

Version 0.990, RS 8496-2265-7-1556412-527 2. There's a lot of other capped volcanoes on the planet but none of them have lava as far as I can tell
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Posted: 25 Mar 2021 04:03
by miniluv73
So I was exploring a supermassive black hole system at the centre of a galaxy and found this.
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It's an Orange Dwarf star that orbits a black hole that is nearly 300 AU in diameter.
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As you can see the black hole outshines the small star massively, and turning down the exposure reveals that the star is reflecting the light, much like a planet. That crater-looking formation in the picture is a sunspot.
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Here is the image with default brightness (on HDR)

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Posted: 30 Jul 2021 10:09
by miniluv73
Disco-ball planet (created in editor)
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Posted: 30 Jul 2021 10:25
by A-L-E-X
miniluv73 wrote:
Disco-ball planet (created in editor)
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hey the planet near the supermassive black hole in your previous post, is that in .990? Do you have its name I would like to fly to it.

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Posted: 31 Jul 2021 09:22
by miniluv73
It's been a while since I went there so the original co-ordinates are now lost, however, you can do this with any star orbiting a large black hole, such as this one:
Place "Star reflecting light near Supermassive Black Hole"
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 Ver 990
 Body "RSC 10416-4041-0-0-0 S18"
 Parent "RSC 10416-4041-0-0-0 S*"
 Date "2022.03.21 09:17:55.39"
 Time +25880BE32FB4F466A491115970
 Pos (-E1D6F60004573A00C870642381C +1EB4D9C008378996B35CAF17F66 -CD42B8FFF7F1D93D946DC288CE3)
 Rot (0.7556911732113589 -0.6545674226703417 -0.002975052634055878 -0.0215287939971353)
 Vel 1.4551284e-07
 Stereobase 1
 BindMode 1
 PhotoMode 2
 Exposure 0
}

This may not work if you have any Galaxy addons installed.