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Some more links

A few more useful links for world builders. Continue reading

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A Few More Formulae

Here are just a few little things I want to remember for later. This is as much for my own purposes as anyone else’s. Just thought I’d put it out there. Solar Day 1/p’ = 1/p – 1/P Where P … Continue reading

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Deathstar

More development of the celestial mechanics of Kazh. Continue reading

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Shtakamashkan World of the Skavoon

Introduction I have made some more progress on the Skavoon. I’m still working very much on the conceptual level here, but I’m nearing a level of detail where I should start getting technical. About the planet at least. My knowledge … Continue reading

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Galactic Census

This is taken from the 1978 edition of Cambridge Encyclopedia of Astronomy (pg. 313, to be precise). Gross inventory of our Galaxy Stars Total number: 1011(I’ve heard 200 billion elsewhere) Binary or multiple: 70% White dwarfs: 15% Spectral class O-B: … Continue reading

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Bag of Goodies!!!

Here are some links to some useful stuff. We have planetary fact sheets from the nice people at NASA. Pretty smart folks when they remember to keep track of their units… Sorry. A bit of snide from my engineering-school days. … Continue reading

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Planetary Demolition Derby

Ever since taking part in this thread, I’ve been concerned about the influence of the Kozai Mechanism on the formation and retention of habitable planets in multiple star systems. All of that variation in eccentricity(0.9!!!) can’t be conducive to life. … Continue reading

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Physical Planetography: Orbital Parameters

Introduction The first stage of any physical planetbuilding is to figure out where the planet is, and the best way to do that is to build up the system.  This post will mostly be regarding a small bit of research … Continue reading

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