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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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Planetary Climate – Results

In order to work out the effects of the various parameters in the Planetary Climate Simulator mentioned in the last post, I made several runs of the program altering a single parameter each time. As my basic set of parameters, I will start … Continue reading

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Planetary Climate Simulator

Over at the Rocketpunk Observatory site, Rick Robinson put up an interesting little climate simulation app some time ago. The original app runs perfectly well on Windows XP, but I can’t get the code to compile on MacOS. Fortunately Jonathan … Continue reading

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Matlab, Octave and Climate Simulation

Whilst looking about for a simple Mathematica climate simulation, I ran across some .m files dedicated to just that purpose. As I recognized .m as the extension for a Mathematica package, I snapped ’em up and tried installing them. Total, … 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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Errors and Exospheres

First off, sorry about the delay. Looking back over part IV of my Yaccatrice workflow, I realized I screwed up almost every calculation I made. Trouble is, every time I try to recalculate things seem to come up different, so … 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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Panspermia, Precursors and the Ubiquity of Life

One of the things I wanted in my fictional universe was a great plurality of more or less habitable worlds. Well beyond anything expected even by Stephen H. Dole’s Habitable Planets for Man. I also wanted a universe that made … Continue reading

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Some more links

A few more useful links for world builders. Continue reading

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