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BattleMaster
Aug 14, 2000

Rodents of unusual size? I don't think they exist.

Fun Shoe

Pick posted:

I'm so proud of TAS for ensuring that the tribble episodes are a triple threat of quality.

a tribble threat?

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bull3964
Nov 18, 2000

DO YOU HEAR THAT? THAT'S THE SOUND OF ME PATTING MYSELF ON THE BACK.

It even has 8 times the mass of the Earth, so gravity will be stronger there. Someone with more motivation than myself can figure out weight differences.

Tighclops
Jan 23, 2008

my god, it's full of stars


turn left hillary!! noo posted:

Not just "a" star at the same distance from Earth. It's the exact star, 40 Eridani A.

Hahah fuckin' niiice

Grand Fromage
Jan 30, 2006

L-l-look at you bar-bartender, a-a pa-pathetic creature of meat and bone, un-underestimating my l-l-liver's ability to metab-meTABolize t-toxins. How can you p-poison a perfect, immortal alcohOLIC?


bull3964 posted:

It even has 8 times the mass of the Earth, so gravity will be stronger there. Someone with more motivation than myself can figure out weight differences.

Depends on the radius. If it's the same density as Earth it should be somewhat under 2g.

Tunicate
May 15, 2012




It makes things easy that surface gravity scales linearly with density and radius.

turn left hillary!! noo
Feb 12, 2002

Komrade Hitlerstalin
EX-GAIJIN AT LAST


Grand Fromage posted:

Depends on the radius. If it's the same density as Earth it should be somewhat under 2g.

Are all of the terrestrial planets we know of similar in density? I suppose nickel, iron, and various silicates aren't all that compressible.

Tunicate
May 15, 2012




turn left hillary!! noo posted:

Are all of the terrestrial planets we know of similar in density? I suppose nickel, iron, and various silicates aren't all that compressible.

Different compositional ratios matter a lot. I think Mars is like 70% of earth or something

Powered Descent
Jul 13, 2008

We haven't had that spirit here since 1969.

Yam Slacker

Blade_of_tyshalle posted:

The Prophet Gene was correct again! Praise unto He!

Only 45 more years...

May the Great Bird of the Galaxy bless your planet.

Grand Fromage
Jan 30, 2006

L-l-look at you bar-bartender, a-a pa-pathetic creature of meat and bone, un-underestimating my l-l-liver's ability to metab-meTABolize t-toxins. How can you p-poison a perfect, immortal alcohOLIC?


turn left hillary!! noo posted:

Are all of the terrestrial planets we know of similar in density? I suppose nickel, iron, and various silicates aren't all that compressible.

For exoplanets we're guessing a lot so can't say. For the solar system, Mercury, Venus, and Mars are in the same ballpark, 5.2-5.5 grams per cubic centimeter. Mars is only 3.9. But as you go past the snow line you start getting worlds that are mixed rock and water ice, so Ganymede and Titan are both of similar scale to the terrestrial planets and are 1.9. Earth's moon is 3.3, its metal core is fairly small because of how it formed.

Planets are likely composed of the same materials everywhere, so ones within the snow line wouldn't be icy and the 3-5 g/cm^3 range is a reasonable estimate. But exoplanets have thrown a lot of monkey wrenches into models of planetary formation. So far our solar system is pretty weird, though it's possible that's an artifact of how we find planets. Giant planets orbiting close to their star are the easiest to detect, so it's not a huge surprise that we've found a lot of those.

Peachfart
Jan 21, 2017



The biggest problem with the planet is that it is probably tidally locked, making life a much more tricky thing.

Powered Descent
Jul 13, 2008

We haven't had that spirit here since 1969.

Yam Slacker

Peachfart posted:

The biggest problem with the planet is that it is probably tidally locked, making life a much more tricky thing.

That worked just fine for Salia and the people of Daled IV, thank you very much.

Animal-Mother
Feb 14, 2012

RABBIT RABBIT
RABBIT RABBIT

The most logical explanation is that the humans who drew the Star Trek star charts recalled that Vulcan was said to be roughly 16 light years from Sol and selected a real star close to that distance to serve as Vulcan's star. In the purely fictional universe of Star Trek that isn't crossing over into this one, of course, Jim.

Drone
Aug 22, 2003

How can you have a yellow alert in Spacedock?


Blade_of_tyshalle posted:

The Prophet Gene was correct again! Praise unto He!

Only 45 more years...

And we're right on track for World War 3 to break out any time now. It all lines up.

turn left hillary!! noo
Feb 12, 2002

Komrade Hitlerstalin
EX-GAIJIN AT LAST


Tunicate posted:

Different compositional ratios matter a lot. I think Mars is like 70% of earth or something

That makes sense. I wonder if, at 8 Earth masses, it's got a higher concentration of metals.

Nessus
Dec 22, 2003

I still can't believe they cast Spock as me. Spock! Can you imagine?

Of course, he was missing a few things.

turn left hillary!! noo posted:

That makes sense. I wonder if, at 8 Earth masses, it's got a higher concentration of metals.
It might, but they might be largely in the planetary core.

turn left hillary!! noo
Feb 12, 2002

Komrade Hitlerstalin
EX-GAIJIN AT LAST


Yeah, that's what I meant. A larger metallic core would mean it has a higher density, therefore a smaller overall diameter than if it were similar density to Earth, and therefore higher surface gravity.

TheCenturion
May 3, 2013
HI I LIKE TO GIVE ADVICE ON RELATIONSHIPS BASED ON WHAT I READ ON THE INTERNET AND THEREBY I KNOW EVERYTHING AND AM THEREFORE AN EXPERT ON THE SUBJECT.

AND I MAY OR MAY NOT LIVE IN MY PARENT'S HOUSE AND WEAR A FEDORA


Al Borland Korn posted:

I wanna know what was his favorite episode of Boston Legal to do

Ask him about that episode of BL where they used scenes from a black&white movie from his early career for flashbacks. I donít recall ever really seeing that done before, and it was awesome.

Grand Fromage
Jan 30, 2006

L-l-look at you bar-bartender, a-a pa-pathetic creature of meat and bone, un-underestimating my l-l-liver's ability to metab-meTABolize t-toxins. How can you p-poison a perfect, immortal alcohOLIC?


turn left hillary!! noo posted:

Yeah, that's what I meant. A larger metallic core would mean it has a higher density, therefore a smaller overall diameter than if it were similar density to Earth, and therefore higher surface gravity.

It could. Mercury is heavy for its size because it has a huge core, it looks like it got hit and had most of its non-metallic parts blown off. That or it formed in a super weird way we don't understand.

Earth also has a relatively large core because we got most of Theia's when it slammed into us. Mars may actually be a more typical density for a terrestrial planet. We just don't have a big enough sample size to say anything concrete.

Windows 98
Nov 13, 2005



https://twitter.com/trekcore/status...3894031361?s=21

Pick
Jul 19, 2009



Grimey Drawer





The Bloop
Jul 5, 2004



Phylodox
Mar 30, 2006

Shepard.


TheCenturion posted:

Ask him about that episode of BL where they used scenes from a black&white movie from his early career for flashbacks. I donít recall ever really seeing that done before, and it was awesome.

There was that episode of Tales from the Crypt that starred Humphrey Bogart 38 years after he died.

Drink-Mix Man
Mar 4, 2003

You are an odd fellow, but I must say... you throw a swell shindig.


lmao at the last one

spincube
Jan 31, 2006

I spent so I could say that I finally figured out what this god damned cube is doing. Get well Lowtax.


Grimey Drawer

Everybody was Trek-fu fighting~



Thooose kids were fast as lightning~



*donk*

Drink-Mix Man
Mar 4, 2003

You are an odd fellow, but I must say... you throw a swell shindig.

I really hope Tarantino Trek gets made and that it includes rad fighting inspired by moves like this

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Kibayasu
Mar 28, 2010



That head scissor is honestly pretty good.

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