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Gas Giant Texture Tutorial

So here’s my much delayed tutorial for making better gas giant textures. I really did intend to get this posted by Friday, but it proved shockingly slow, with a lot of false starts and dead ends. Particularly shocking since I … Continue reading

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The Planet Ksufesh(First WIP)

Ksufesh is the second of three* planets orbiting Gzietsia3741C*, the least massive of three* stars in the Gzietsia3741 system. Of the other two* stars in the system, Gzietsia3741A* is the most massive and is currently in a red giant stage. … Continue reading

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Eyeball Worlds

A post on the Sci-Fi Ideas page got me thinking about face-locked habitable planets again. My previous posts on Yaccatrice kind of cheated on the problem of tidal face-locking by placing the habitable world in a lunar orbit of a much … Continue reading

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Goodie Bag

The time has come to post some links. Some may be useful, others may just be fun. Still others may just be symptomatic of mental illness on my part :). Rocketry and Spacecraft The first thing in the Rocketry and Spacecraft … Continue reading

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Mapping the Stars

Originally, this was going to be a post on populations inspired by this post on Sword vs Dagger. Unfortunately, that has expanded, so far into about three posts. This will be one of those posts, although only tangentially related. I’m … Continue reading

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Gas Giants!

I’m currently working on a series of tutorials on the use of Wilbur. It isn’t going all that quickly. In the meantime, I thought I’d put up a post with some information on gas giant planets.

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Linkfest Wednesday: December 14th

Once again I’ve been doing more research than actual creative work. Don’t tell the boss. As usual, Cornell’s arxiv.org site dominated my research. Also, as usual, the scattered nature of my research mirrors the scattered nature of my brain. So … Continue reading

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Developing a Workflow – Part IV B: Other Worlds

I’m eager to get to mapping Yaccatrice, so I’m kind of skimming over this step. The Yaccatrene people are pretty well planet-bound, so I’m keeping things pretty simple with respect to the other planets in the system. I used the … Continue reading

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Developing a Workflow – Part IV: Yaccatrice and Sky Moon

For most of the worlds in this system, I am only interested in those attributes which might impact on Yaccatrice. I will detail Yaccatrice, itself, to a greater degree. To start with, I figure I need mass, qualitative composition, qualitative … Continue reading

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Developing a Workflow – Part III: Orbital Positions

I’m going to base my statistical distribution of orbital intervals on planet and moon data from Evolution of the Solar System by Hannes Afvén and Gustaf Arrhenius(alternate link). Unlike my previous effort in this vein, instead of basing my distribution on a list of … Continue reading

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