ProtoJeb21

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  • Location Being crushed in agony on LHS-1140b
  • Interests Planetary SCIENCE, exoplanetology, modding, astronomy, astrobiology, [sub]atomic physics, SPAAAACE, Star Wars, Gravity Falls, KSP (duh), mathematics, scientific theories, and drawing. Also the TRAPPIST-1 system.

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  1. Friday was...kinda bizarre. For animation class in first period my teacher and another student got into a heated debate about how time travel works in the context of Back To The Future. It's always nice to start off your day with a conversation about general relativity . Meanwhile I was designing Pluto for an animation I'm trying to make. So I guess spacetimey-wimey stuff is a nice soundtrack to doing spacey stuff. Third period was quite interesting. I was in a group stations activity, and we regurally went off topic onto some completely random stuff. For example - who the heck Hellen Keller was, whether Homer could see through the Force to write, and if wood has a nutritional value. After a bunch of other eventful stuff in school I got home to see my neighbor training squirrels. My life is weird.
  2. There are three bright orbs rising from the western horizon. @_Augustus_ @LetsGoToMars! Are you guys seeing this?

  3. @UranianBlue I can help you with some of the issues you have. In fact, when I downloaded the mod, I fixed a lot of things up (because I was bored). I was able to get the moons of Kirus working, although I had to delete their original config files and recode them from the ground up to do so.
  4. Hela crushes bigger hammer.
  5. I find KSP to be 1/10th real scale in planet sizes. That would make Kerbin about 0.94 Earth radii (with a higher density than Earth), or 6,000 km in radius. Eve, by comparison, in real life would be scaled to 7,000 km (1.09873 Re). It would have an incredible density of 8.532 g/cm^3, making it an iron planet and explaining those weird seas of liquid metals. Mass is something different. Kerbal-scale mass is 1/100th real-scale mass. I found this out when making the Trappist-1 system for Interstellar Adventure Revived. Eve would have 2.0523 Earth masses, while Kerbin would only have 0.887 Me. I believe Kerbin's semi-major axis is real scale. However, Kerbol should be a red dwarf star of about 0.376 solar radii. I will do some calculations later to see how massive Kerbol must be, and also how hot it is.
  6. Lately I've been obsessed with playing deeeep.io and Space Engine. High score in the former is something like 2.5 million. All those poor little sea creatures I ate. Thankfully, they served a greater good - MY greater good. So all is well! Most of the time in Space Engine I've been trying to find weird habitable planets, visiting known worlds, and creating realistic representations of exoplanets. Also been making textures for diffferent Kopernicus packs with SE and GIMP as well.
  7. That reminds me of when I was chased by a pack of homicidal waterfowl years ago... Not fun. So far nothing today has been unusually interesting. Yesterday I was working on a bio project until 10:30 at night. Tonight I have one thing on my agenda: nothing. Should be pleasant
  8. One thousand posts. Oh dear Jebediah what have I become :P

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    3. StupidAndy

      StupidAndy

      you get half off a used car! you get half off a used car!

    4. ProtoJeb21

      ProtoJeb21

      Wow, a colorful piece of paper! He's got my vote!

  9. It's time to celebrate my ONE-THOUSANDTH post and the discovery of this horrific but not-so-terrible Cannonball Earth with some visuals of potentially habitable planets! Here is Luyten b, depicted as a warm terra. A great example of a tidally locked, Earth-like planet. Next up is Gliese 3323 b (LHS 1725 b), also depicted as a warm terra. However, its higher stellar flux makes liquid water less likely. HR 8832g is here. While not listed on the PHL site, it's still in the habitable zone with a temperature around 290*K. Could be a large ocean planet. Here's TRAPPIST-1d! Represented as a cratered desert planet with a few small seas. The oddball planet KIC-5522786b is rendered as an oceanic planet with a ring system. I've found out that its average temperature can swing from -11 to 104 degrees Celsius (12 to 271 Fahrenheit). Finally, it's good old LHS 1140b. Rendered here as an acrhipellago planet with black plant life and rather flat terrain.
  10. Oh good (Kraken) Lord is that planet dense. 7 Earth masses crammed into an object just 40% larger than our planet gives it a density of 14 g/cm^3. Holy *quack*! That's like K2-3d - almost ENTIRELY made of iron! What the hell, universe?
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  12. I'll take a look at it when I get home. Since all the stars have custom SOI values (not calculated by in-game math using semi major axis and mass) I may have accidentally set it too high.
  13. http://astrobiology.com/2017/04/updated-masses-for-the-trappist-1-planets.html New masses for the Trappist planets! And the results...are kinda weird. While the masses are not entirely pinned down, there are some interesting things suggested with this data. Theros (b) definitely seems like a coreless planet, Auxo (c) appears to be an iron-rich planet, Thallo (d), may have a more rocky composition than previously thought (less iron), Eiar (e) is in a very interesting spot (more on that later), Irene (f) still seems to be a mainly oceanic planet, Carphos (g) is FAR more water-rich than before, and Cheimon (h) appears to be just around 8.6% the mass of Earth. This shows that many of the Trappist planets are either frozen icy planets or have retained quite a lot of liquid water despite their attention-seeking star. That boosts some hope for worlds like Kepler-438b and Proxima b (the latter I still believe to host some sort of civilization). Back to Eiar, it has the least certain mass of all the planets. Cheimon could arguably be worse, but the upper and lower limits of Eiar's mass are more over the place. It could be less than 0.24 Earth masses (ocean planet/gas dwarf) or as high as 0.80 Earth masses, making it a rock-rich planet slightly denser than Earth. The former seems too low mass and too rich in hydrogen and water to stay intact over the 3-8 billion year lifespan of the Trappist system. I would put my money closer to the upper limit, which makes sense with Auxo's ridiculous iron content and the unusually high metallicity of Trappist-1 - +0.04 [Fe/H], rather high among tiny red dwarfs. Also, more cool news for the system: a bio-signature (or water signature) search with the THIRSTY telescope! Man, those guys LOVE making awesome acronyms. http://astrobiology.com/2017/04/observations-of-trappist-1-exoplanetary-system-fosters-a-new-biomarker.html
  14. So I was walking home from the bus stop while talking to my friend about the Simpsons. Then I almost stepped on a non-living squirrel. And freaked like a cat getting poked in the back when it doesn't know anyone is there (those type of cat videos are fun to watch). Jump-scared by a dead squirrel. Considering that I had a treefrog screaming at me on Easter I wouldn't think this is the strangest thing this month but definitely far from the norm.
  15. Started a new unit in English where we will have to read "The Odyssey" along with a benchmark. Pray for me