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  • Location Gliese 667Cc
  • Interests Exoplanetology, astronomy, astrobiology, and extracting every last bit of science.

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  1. AndrewDrawsPrettyPictures

    [1.3.1] Real Exoplanets v0.1.1 [6/24/18]

    Nah, it's just lava.
  2. AndrewDrawsPrettyPictures

    [1.3.1] Real Exoplanets v0.1.1 [6/24/18]

    I honestly think most people will just take the "easy" way out and wait to get warp drives and then be able to get to Proxima Centauri in a relatively short amount of time. Progress on Tau Ceti h:
  3. AndrewDrawsPrettyPictures

    StarMods: Real Exoplanets!

    REX is also dependent on RSSVE, which is only compatible with 1.3.1. Not to mention RO, a mod which is highly recommended, is also only compatible with 1.3.1. Until those mods are officially updated to 1.4.3, REX will not be updated to 1.4.3.
  4. AndrewDrawsPrettyPictures

    StarMods: Real Exoplanets!

    Real Exoplanets only works for 1.3.1 because Real Solar System, which Real Exoplanets is dependent on, only works with 1.3.1 as well.
  5. AndrewDrawsPrettyPictures

    [1.3.1] Real Exoplanets v0.1.1 [6/24/18]

    Thank you for finding that little error for me. Not sure how I missed that! Yeah HD 10180 b is so incredibly close to HD 10180, so it makes sense that the screen would be completely white lol. I have noticed that it's difficult to navigate back to the Sun once you have clicked on another system. I'm not sure how you'd fix this, but for now, you can just hit tab until you return to the Sun.
  6. AndrewDrawsPrettyPictures

    StarMods: Real Exoplanets!

    My first mod to be mentioned as a StarMod. Nifty.
  7. AndrewDrawsPrettyPictures

    [1.4.3] Extrasolar v1.7.5 [5/9/18]

    That seems to be what is happening. I will fix this.
  8. AndrewDrawsPrettyPictures

    [1.3.1/1.4.4] Photon Sailor 1.4.1 - sailing on laser and sun rays

    This makes me happy
  9. AndrewDrawsPrettyPictures

    [1.4.3] Extrasolar v1.7.5 [5/9/18]

    Solar power curves are actually obsolete, so that is something I need to remove. To find the luminosity of Valentine, you want to take the value for luminosity (I can't remember where in the config it is located) and divide it by the solar constant (1360 W/m^2). This will give you the luminosity of Valentine, in solar luminosities. If you need to convert that to watts, that should be relatively simple.
  10. AndrewDrawsPrettyPictures

    [1.3.1] Real Exoplanets v0.1.1 [6/24/18]

    I put only a couple of pictures for that very reason.
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    [1.3.1] Real Exoplanets v0.1.1 [6/24/18]

    Well that's the thing, perhaps being in a spin-orbit resonance prevents such extreme geological activity to occur from tides.
  12. AndrewDrawsPrettyPictures

    [1.3.1] Real Exoplanets v0.1.1 [6/24/18]

    I'm assuming much lower. Most of Io's tidal heating is from its neighboring moons.
  13. AndrewDrawsPrettyPictures

    [1.3.1] Real Exoplanets v0.1.1 [6/24/18]

    Nevermind, I'm dumb. You're right in that you don't need a third body. However, when looking at Proxima b's small sma, you have to remember that Proxima itself is much smaller and much less massive than the Sun, so it is kind of hard to compare the two. I'm going to calculate the change in the gravitational force between periapsis and apoapsis for both Mercury and Proxima Centauri b to get an idea of the kind of tidal heating that is experience on Mercury compared to Proxima b. Proxima b: 2.22e+24 N Mercury: 1.16e+22 N Basically, the change in the gravitational force for Proxima b is greater than that of Mercury. So, you're right. Proxima b would probably experience way more tidal forces that Mercury, despite Mercury orbiting a much more massive star. I'm not totally convinced that this would result in some sort of volcanic planet, though. Are there actual scientists that have written about how geologically active Proxima b would be? EDIT: @Hypercosmic It would seem to me that, although Proxima b experiences great variation in the gravitational pull from Proxima, a 3:2 spin-orbit resonance would mitigate this to some level I think. The variation in the gravitational force would cause the planet to deform, causing the planet to hear up. However, a 3:2 s-o resonance is a more gravitationally stable configuration, and would lessen the amount Proxima b deforms. This would make tidal heating less extreme, and lower the amount of friction occurring inside the planet. I don't have any studies to back this up, that is just what I'm guessing.
  14. AndrewDrawsPrettyPictures

    [1.3.1] Real Exoplanets v0.1.1 [6/24/18]

    I don't think that what your saying is entirely true. Yes, you need to be in an elliptical orbit in order to get that resonance, but that doesn't translate to more tidal heating. Look at Mercury. Does it have much geological activity from tidal heating? No. Another planet/moon would have to be pulling on Proxima Centauri b in order for it to experience tidal heating.
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    [1.3.1] Real Exoplanets v0.1.1 [6/24/18]

    There are craters there, but they are eroded from the atmosphere and the water that used to exist on its surface. Proxima Centauri b is actually not tidally locked here. It is in a 3:2 spin-orbit resonance, like Mercury. Come to think about it, I'd actually prefer you don't make an expansion for REX.