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  1. Now in French, Spanish and Russian! Welcome to the Development thread of Other Worlds Reboot. Other_Worlds was a star and planet pack that started out 2 3 years ago as my first ever ksp mod. This time, with the knowledge that I've aquired through out the years, I'm going to redo this pack! It will also include Sprite Parts, based on Project Starshot. It even comes with actual functionallity! I'll sometimes be streaming on twitch in the process of creating the planets. Downloads: > Download Beta 0.5 and Changelog > Scatterer 0.052+ Patch Github link to Source WARN
  2. Download at Spacedock Download at GitHub Discuss at Discord Requires Kopernicus, and Kopernicus Expansions Continued RegionalPQSMods (In version 0.6.0 and 0.7.0, Kopernicus Expansions comes with the mod, you don't need to download it. Make sure you delete the old version of the mod before installing the new version when updating.) The Kerbal Astronomical Union's SLIPPIST instrument (Shadow of Light Imaging of Planets and Planetesimals In the Sky Telescope, not to be confused with the Kerbal brand of Root Beer after which the telescope was named), has just made an incre
  3. So this is a redo of the "Habitable Exoplanets" post, which was in "The Lounge" (My mistake:/) Information about Potentially Habitable exoplanets: http://phl.upr.edu/projects/habitable-exoplanets-catalog And Exomoons: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_potentially_habitable_moons And KOI planets (You'll have to scroll down): http://phl.upr.edu/projects/habitable-exoplanets-catalog/data Some news of a new "Earthlike exoplanet" discovered today (16/12/15): http://www.astrobio.net/topic/deep-space/new-planets/nearby-star-hosts-closest-alien-planet-habitable-zone/ A la
  4. Does anyone know where I can download the Real Exoplanets Mod by AndrewDraws? He sayed that he abandoned this Mod and Extrasolar, but there is no reason why he should take it from Spacedock and Extrasolar is also still online. Thanks for your help
  5. Thanks to the amazing work done by Vogt et al., there is a new six-planet system! HD 34445 is a large G-type star of 1.38 RSun and 1.07 MSun with twice our Sun's luminosity and a high metallicity of +0.14 [Fe/H]. Back in 2009, a gas giant of 0.79 Jupiter masses orbiting in an eccentric (e=0.27) orbit at 2.07 AU was found. Now, after analysis of 19 years worth of radial velocity data, Steve Vogt and his team have found five more gas and ice giants, with orbital periods between a few weeks and a decade. All six worlds are 16.8, 30.7, 53.5, 37.9, 250.0, and 120.6 times the mass of Earth and orbit
  6. Some may notice I've been throwing out the phrase "Hyper Earths" several times over the last few weeks. I bet many of you want to know what exactly I'm talking about, so today I will describe a new potential planet type and the multiple confirmed examples of these hellish abominations. This first began back in May 22nd, 2017 on Exoplanet Explorers, a citizen science project on Zooniverse where users go through processed parts of K2 light curves to try and find transiting planets. After many minutes searching, I came across something that caught my eye. A light curve only known back then a
  7. I've been working on a new project for a while. The mod, which currently adds in 3 exoplanets, 4 moons, and another star, is currently in progress; I probably won't release it for another month. Currently, I have not made any biome maps and there is only one star system (Delta Cyclonus). The completion of the Delta Cyclonus system is expected sometime in early October, but again, the mod will only be released once I have completed the second star system. Another feature of this mod will be some new parts that will improve your robotic exploration of space: a camera, an ultraviolet spectro
  8. Did it strike anybody else that the announcement from NASA today shows some exoplanets that bear quite a resemblence to some of KSP's worlds? I look at this and see a hot Tylo, Vall, Eve, Kerbin, Laythe, Jool and Eeloo - not to scale of course. But speaking of scale, I collect Trappist-1's 7th exoplanet orbits at about 1/25th of Mars' orbital altitude, above a small, cool star. How does that stack up in a direct comparison with KSP's planetary orbits and scales?
  9. IRVEES Imaging and Radial Velocity Exoplanet/Exomoon Search WHAT IS IRVEES? IRVEES is an exoplanet hunting club that uses different imaging techniques and the radial velocity method to search for exoplanets and detect the signs of exomoons around imaged planets. HOW DOES IRVEES FIND PLANETS? IRVEES will use the Transit, Direct Imaging, and Radial Velocity methods to find planets. The Transit Method is the tactic mainly and currently being used. Here's a run-down of how these methods will work in the program: TRANSITS: A patch of sky, selected by one of the leader
  10. Over the past few weeks, me and my collaborators over at Exoplanet Explorers (shutcheon, Vidar87, Libmar96, and @Cabbink) have been cranking out candidate planet discoveries like crazy. By now there's probably well over two dozen high sigma candidates - aka worlds that have a high statistical probability of being real. A good portion of these have been multi-planet systems. To date, we've found four 4-planet, two 5-planet, one 3-planet, and at least three 2-planet systems. All of the five-planet systems were found by shutcheon with collaborative efforts by me and other members of the group I m
  11. This is a thread to talk about the planets and findings of the Kepler Space Telescope. It also includes the K2 mission as well, along with candidate planets from both missions. Here are some Space Engine screenshots of a few Kepler candidate multiplanetary systems:
  12. I have my own orbital telescope fleet and i use it to discover distant planets and tell us what is further Eeloo's orbit. Our first hero is "Eclipse" telescope. It made a beutiful shot of distant nebula ET-12 Then we have our new hero called "Aleph" telescope. It dicovered 2 exoplanets recently- AT-1 Has dim but very wide rings. and AT-2 The closest planet to its parent star we've ever discovered. Both of exoplanets are very close to their parent star and as a result suffering from extreme surface temperatures. Next we
  13. To preemptively kill silly hype, this is about a hot Jupiter, so it's not aliens. Astrobites writeup Actual paper on ArXiv High resolution ~3.2 micron spectra of 51-Peg picked up some reflection features of the planet. They found water vapor (~100 ppm), but no methane or carbon dioxide (upper limits on concentrations unclear). The measurements also pinned down the mass and orbit a bit better, (inclination frustratingly close to transiting, ~0.476 MJ making it more Saturn-like, and no eccentricity to speak of) Rotational speed is <5.8 km/s, so for any plausible radius the side
  14. I plan on flying to another solar system, find a planet with a low gravity moon (comparable to Minmus or Gilly), land on said moon, and then come back. I already know an ok planet pack but I want to know if there are any other great ones I am missing.
  15. This is a detailed list of exoplanets (and possibly exomoons) observed, analysed, and discovered by the IRVEES program. Some of these planets are currently known ones that have been detected for practice, or analysed to find out more information on them. Most of the planets are candidates I have found with Planet Hunters, and may stay that way for several weeks. I might post the light curves of each candidate exoplanet. STUDIED KNOWN EXOPLANETS HAT-P-22b: One of the multiple Hot Jupiter exoplanets discovered by the HATNet Project. HAT-P-22b is 2.15 times the mass of Jupiter with a d
  16. On May 10th, NASA announced a staggering 1,284 planets discovered by Kepler, raising the about of know planets by over 25%. But the problem with a huge galaxy-load of planets is that the cool, unique, and amazing ones are hidden among the boring and typical Hot Jupiters/Neptunes. Here, we can pick out the best of the bunch and give these planets the attention they deserve. I have a few favorites as well: Kepler-1229b and Kepler-1593b: These are the two most promising planets of the bunch in terms of finding an Earth Analogue. While not the most Earth-like, these guys could be habitable a
  17. With the huge variety of planets being discovered now, scientists have been theorizing about other types of planets. Some have real-life examples (like Chthonian Planets) while others are just science fiction for now (Coreless Planets). I also have a lot of hypothetical planet types. Some of these types have examples in our own solar system, which goes to show how exotic our planetary neighborhood really is. This list will be constantly updated, and other types for other forum users are welcome! OCEANIAS: These are the so-called "Water worlds" that have been appearing in science fiction
  18. I remember back in the old days when there were just 300 exoplanets, people were literally worshiping Gliese 581 c, and so many of those planets were bland and scorched! Thankfully that phase is over. The downside? We've got over 2,000 exoplanets, and that can cause some...issues. Lots of planets are very similar to each other or have ridiculous names/very long designations. We need more, in-depth explanations for each of these planets (Not all 2,000, but a decent amount). Basically, this is a thread where people can share the following: Possible conditions on exoplanets. Possible
  19. https://palereddot.org/planetary-transits-how-can-one-measure-the-mass-size-density-and-atmospheric-composition-of-a-planet-one-cannot-even-see/ Methods in planet classification via transit analysis
  20. Tau ceti e/f (Probably not "f", but whatever) 11.9 ly away (12 for simplicity) Kapteyn b 12.9 ly (13 for simplicity) Wolf 1061 c 13.8 ly away (14 for simplicity) GJ 876 b/c (Habitable gas giants, but whatever) 15.3 ly (15 for simplicity) GJ 832 c 16.1 ly (16 for simpicity) GJ 682 c 16.6 ly (17 for simplicity) Now look at the simplified distance from Tau ceti, down. Weird, huh?
  21. http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-35205810 The article is pretty self-descriptive, though I am not convinced about the certainty of what they say. How in fact do they know that they are right, its not like you can go to a star 10000 ly away and measure the mass of a star.
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