EricL

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  1. Does anyone remember my really old mod, the Othrys Planet Pack? If you don't...that's expected. I stopped working on it nearly 2 years ago. However, I've been recently considering a redo of the mod, which I would start after IA-Revived 1.3, Upsilon Kandromedae*, and the Exoplanet Explorers pack are released or almost finished. Here are the features that I will likely be implementing: 

    -All the new planets will orbit around a white dwarf called Othrys. 

    -The original planet Othrys will be renamed Othrys Prime. 

    -Almost all the objects and ideas from the original mod will be transferred over. 

    -Several life-supporting planets and moons. 

    -Possibly a distant red dwarf. 

     

     

    *The first version of UK is 99% finished. Just have to wrap a few things up before release. 

    1. EricL

      EricL

      For topography, I generally use VertexPlanet if I want to go very detailed, or VertexHeightNoise if I just want to give it a little bit of detail.

      Also, I found that HeightColorMap doesn't always do the job, I end up changing the textures generated to create the look and feel that I want.

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  3. NEW (DoubleDouble)

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    Hotra-A and Hotra-B!

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    Moon Qys with a ring!

    1. EricL

      EricL

      Looking good! (Maybe later on in development you can add some visual mods compatibility?)

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  4. Here are pictures of my future mod ''DoubleDouble'' WIP

    (DoubleDouble is a mod that add a solar system that has 4 stars!)

     

    Pictures :

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    Crisi system

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    Kerbin with the mod ''DoubleDouble''

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    Eeloo with the mod ''DoubleDouble''

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    Draco this is the only moon of Willana (Sorry for the graphic bug :/)

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    Moho with the mod ''DoubleDouble''

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    Picture of Milo

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    Crisi-BA and Crisi-BB

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    Crisi-AA and Crisi-AB

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    Picture of Willana

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    Kerbal in normal

     

    https://imgur.com/a/y7Wgw

    1. EricL

      EricL

      This looks like it's going to be a good pack! I especially like the idea of adding a quaternary system.

      (PS: use KittopiaTech to fix the graphical error)

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  5. Remember how, after the discovery of EPIC 210693462b (Natalie), the K2 scientists running Exoplanet Explorers said they would use the Keck in late summer to observe the star? 

    They did, and the results were released on Sunday. However, I'm not going to post them yet, because I have to do an analysis of the given data. It turns out Natalie may be an even more bizarre planet, and I need to pin down certain parameters for...reasons that I will not reveal yet. It's a surprise!

    @Cabbink You probably know what I'm talking about, so PLEASE don't spoil it to anyone!

    1. EricL

      EricL

      Interesting...I wonder what the results will be like...

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  6.  

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    WOW Guys thanks you 5258 views on my mod!! :o

    1. EricL

      EricL

      It's currently in the development stage right now (no download links), but you can provide suggestions so I can continue to work on it. :wink:

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    WOW Guys thanks you 5258 views on my mod!! :o

    1. EricL

      EricL

      You can see it at the bottom of your screenshot (5 posts below your OA thread)

      but here's the link: 

       

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    WOW Guys thanks you 5258 views on my mod!! :o

    1. EricL

      EricL

      hey

      what

      My Intergalactic thread only got 119 views and barely any replies???

      ...and I thought people were going to be interested in it. :(

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  9. An "ozone layer" has been found on an exoplanet...but it's not what you would expect.

    http://sciencenordic.com/physicists-discover-ozone-layer-distant-exoplanet

    1. EricL

      EricL

      I don't think anything can survive on this planet, given its temperature and distance from the star. But its interesting, finding out a hot Jupiter has gases like ozone in its atmosphere.

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  10. First day of school! I'm not too sure whether to be happy, furious, bored, or annoyed.

    1. EricL

      EricL

      I started school way before you all: 3 weeks ago!

      The holidays are even shorter for me :/

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  11. *notices new Forum style*

    OH MY GOSH WHAT IS THIS

  12. Good news for my exoplanet searches! A new LcViewer update is coming out soon, which includes an automatic signal search feature. One of the other LcViewer users on Exoplanet Explorers, shutcheon, was able to test it out with EPIC 220221272. The application found the first five most likely candidates in under 20 seconds. For comparison, it took three months of human analysis to find them. Currently candidates with a 4-sigma confidence, like the sixth planet of EPIC 220221272, would remain undetected, but this quick analysis feature would enable me and other users to find candidates at a much faster rate than before. 

  13. Has anyone else been having problems with the latest kopernicus lighting up planets like crazy like what happened with my Intergalactic mod?

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    1. EricL

      EricL

      It sort of works, but I think I'm going to modify the brightness curves of the other stars so they don't get in the way. :wink:

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  14. T-9 days. The waning Gibbous moon is finally visible in the bright morning sky. Only about a third of a Lunar orbit before the big event!

    1. EricL

      EricL

      I won't have enough time to come across the country to see the eclipse... :(

      Hope it turns out well!

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  15. Maybe a SIXTH planet around EPIC 220221272, a red dwarf with five rocky planet candidates, one in the habitable zone. This new one is the smallest of the system and is a much better candidate for habitability.

    https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/ianc2/exoplanet-explorers/talk/821/320198?comment=679398&page=22

    1. EricL

      EricL

      Well, the red dwarfs are always the ones with habitable candidates, huh?

      And let's hope the system gets confirmed.

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  16. Poor Proxima b. It got hit REALLY hard by a massive flare from Proxima Centauri. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this may be one of the largest flares EVER recorded from this star. At least they aren't incredibly common.

    http://www.apnlive.com/latest-news/new-discovery-astrosat-dashes-hopes-alien-life-nearest-exoplanet-22409

    Honestly, I don't think this completely rules out the possibility of life on Proxima b. If the planet is near the 3 Earth-mass upper limit and is an iron planet - which I find likely - then it may have three things on its side: a strong magnetosphere, a thick and durable atmosphere, and the ability to quickly replenish lost gases.

    People and their pessimism. So annoying (when it comes to exoplanets).

    1. EricL

      EricL

      And let's hope the magnetosphere doesn't blow away because of this incredibly massive solar flare...

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  17. I just tested out some new features for Lich (PSR B1257+12) in IA-Revived, and it has turned out to be the most dangerous, physics-breaking, and suicidal object ever made for Kerbal Space Program. There is no leaving it - you have to travel up to 60,000 km/s just to leave. And if you dare venture close enough....cheats will not save you. There is no survival. Whether you have unbreakable joints or ignore max temperature on, your Kerbals have two fates in store: being abandoned in a system 1 trillion kilometers from home...or death. In IA-Revived, all these worlds are yours.

    Except Lich.

    AVOID AT ALL COSTS (and definitely don't send Kerbals here that you want back)

    Spoiler

    For those who want the actual facts, the gravity of this star is...uh...somewhere around 15 trillion gees. It's a really big number. The star is nearly 29,000 Kelvin (or well over 51,000 Fahrenheit). This is over five times hotter than Kerbol! In addition, the fastest speed I recorded was just under 400,000 km/s (1.33 c) and the highest gee-force was nearly 17,000 times that of Kerbin. In an eccentric orbit of 0.6 at about 8,400 km, it was enough to disintegrate my craft. Literally.

     

    1. EricL

      EricL

      I made something similar to that too... and the game glitched out as well as game-breaking orbital speeds (110000 m/s) :confused:.

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