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Estrela Dobre - A unique star system Also, this is my first planet pack lol This mod was mostly born out of the idea of a planetary system with a main sequence star that is not the usual perfect (or near perfect) sphere. And that It seems that a star system mod with such a star, seems kinda rare lol. The current system Epafi & Adactus These two stars have a few nicknames lol... probably the most accurate one is "Beans", not "balls", because it would be a little... eh lol. When the system was first discovered, it was long thought it was a single star, but when scientists measured the mass and the brightness of the system, something didnt add up, however, when the one Kerbal found out a possible reason by accidentally dropping a mk1 light infront of another, it all made sense. The two stars, Epafi & Adactus orbit so close together, that they actually Touch. The two stars are 95% and 60% the mass of Kerbol respectivley. and they whiz around the system barycenter at 70km/s, while their SOIs dont touch, and its technically possible to orbit only one of them (irl this is actually impossible), you could get some insane gravity assists. If you manage to HIT the barycenter by coming in at a non relativistic speed, and on the plane of the stars orbits, post it here, thats impressive. Ok, enough rambling about the two stars, now onto the planets lol Oyst and its moons Oyst is the closest planet, too close for liquid water to exist. It seems like a kinda boring gas giant at first, until you go into the clouds, as there will soon be some alien structures in the atmosphere (havent added them yet lol). Collait and Culair and their moons The reason I want these two gas giants to have surfaces is so there is something to actually explore instead of a GLOBAL BOTTOMLESS PIT OF DOOOOOOM!!!! (lol) Hados and its moons Ichor and its moon That is all of the current planets in this system. Planet to do list: Contact binary stars/barycenter - investigate issue with sunflare config Oyst - fix atmosphere Avon and Paxt - make biome maps Collait - fix atmosphere height and get new ring texture, and add biome map Xaxt - add biome map Correlae - add biome map, slightly tweak atmosphere color Culair - add surface to make it explorable, fix texture, fix atmosphere, add biome map Neptheis - add biome map Petrichor - fix surface normals. Termania - fix the faint seams before the sheer quantity of them gives Linx a heart attack (or just redo the surface), and also add biome map Hados - fix ocean node issues, atmosphere, replace surface texture, and probably add a faint ring of ice near Ieros' orbit, add biome map Basa and Altic - add biome maps Ieros - fix atmosphere and ocean node issues, and add biome map Ichor - done! Anos -done! Misc. To Do list: -Make custom icons - in progress - figure out how to add ore to all the bodies Recent update: (pre-release!) -Added a surface texture to Ichor (wip) -Fixed Ichor's atmosphere to be 20km high based on correct calculations instead of the incorrect 3km. -Tried to add custom sunflares to the binary stars, but that didnt really work. Pre-Release 1.4 (Latest) Disclaimer: this version still has quite a few bugs, and is primarily to fix those bugs. As usual for planet packs, kopernicus is required for this mod to work. Note: It has been discovered that the game crashing upon SOI change into a faraway system's main SOI is caused by the stock maneuver planner attempting paths and crashing. It is recommended to install KSPCommunityFixes and disabling the stock maneuver planner to remedy the issue. Install newest kopernicus version and enable "disablefarawaycolliders" to keep your craft from exploding while exploring the star system. (This option is for bodies MUCH further than Eeloo)
My second greatest creation to date. Welcome to Flamed Out. What is Flamed Out? What planets does this add? Screenshots Future plans Known bugs REQUIRES: Kopernicus: KopernicusExpansion: EVE (WORK IN PROGRESS, MAY BE BUGGY FOR RELEASE 1.0): Singularity: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
The result of overworking myself. Heliocentric Presents: Flamed Out. What is flamed out? What planets does this add? Screenshots When will it be released? Discord servers to join for updates: https://discord.gg/Q6bpBARpXp (Personal modding server) https://discordapp.com/invite/XmVp23s (Kopernicus server, check #helio-mods for frequent updates)
Previously we have had the discussion here about the hazards of space travel. http://microcapmagazine.com/2016-03-12-researchers-found-that-ancient-dust-found-in-meteorites-actually-came-from-exploding-stars/ This article discusses the origin of dust. The authors found using fingerprint Isotopes that particles in the meteorite, basically dust grains, prolly did not form in space, but formed in a classical Nova (reaction of a binary star companion with a dwarf) shooting essentially grains of dust into space. Previously people have been thinking that gas ejected from nova slowed down and interacted in places like our oort cloud forming dust, this study shows that the particles actually are ejected into space.