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THE MINOR PLANETS EXPANSION - 1.0.4 This One's for the Little Guys! I have worked on this mod for a few months now. It all started after I failed to find a mod that added analogues to various minor planets that was on par with something like OPM, or at the very least compatible, and the few mods I did find were all outdated. I took it upon myself to make a mod myself that would fill in these missing niches in the Stock+OPM system. Particularly, asteroids, comets, centaurs, and dwarf planets. I wrote down a list of nine objects, and now, four months later, I have now created my first planet pack! All of these new worlds were made from hand-drawn maps, with very little reliance on stealing from real world objects to ensure a stock-alike feel. This mod is made to be used along side OPM, think of it as an unofficial, fan-made expansion pack for OPM. The analogue list: Edas - Eros Vant - Vesta Zore - Psyche Lint/Mikey - 67P Crokslev - Chariklo Geito - Halley's Comet Havous - Haumea Kal - Namaka Ki'KI - Hi'iaka Mracksis - Makemake Flake - MK2 (not really, but it's a moon around a Makemake analogue) Ervo - Eris Archae - Dysnomia Soden - Sedna Lon - No Real-World Analogue Images: SpaceDock Link: https://spacedock.info/mod/2383/Minor Planets Expansion?ga=<Game+3102+'Kerbal+Space+Program'> This mod can also be acquired through CKAN! License - MIT This mod may be updated to host even more minor planets in the future, only time will tell! MPE 1.0.3 update: Really Polishing the Rock Collection - Ervo atmosphere revamp - Mracksis scaledspace seam fixed - Havous and Soden scaledspace improvements - Several new mystery goo reports - Added special thanks to CaptRobau and Poodmund, for creating and maintaining one of the most iconic KSP planet packs out there! - Fixed Zore sphericalness MPE 1.0.4 Update Vant Verified - Fixed issue with inverted curves causing Vant to disappear from local space Known bugs: 1.8.1 breaks ring shaders for some people, I will look into this Rings flicker, I currently do not know if ring flicker is a bug with MPE or one with Kopernicus in general when rings are placed around small bodies. This could be a serious issue if you have visual epilepsy. The moons Kal and Ki'Ki seem to have some physics issue in local space for some people. MPE has not been tested on Kopernicus Continued for 1.9.1
The Anziephus System [1.7.3] More screenshots will come, but for now here's a 53 second video briefly showing each world. What does this mod add? The Anziephus System adds a ringed dwarf planet with rings and a fun moon system to the solar system. Anziephus and its moons reside just past Eeloo's orbit. Anziephus: An ringed with an enormous crater exposing some blue ice from underneath. Epam: This tiny moon orbits just outside Anziephus's rings. Its small size and blue coloring suggest it was formed from debris that gave Anziephus its rings and crater. Curious indeed. Ebenus: This darker colored moon sports an excellent view of the system and has high mountains and low plains to explore. Eiwei: This moon seems to be all mountain. Resembling a crumpled up piece of yellow paper, this moon is the go-to destination for all the mountain lovers out there. Pherph: This moon was likely captured sometime in Anziephus's past. It's vibrant color scheme doesn't fit in with the other moons, and its terrain is by far the most chaotic of the system. Science Definitions Surface Scatter Known Issues Due to a kopernicus bug, sometimes achieving too low an altitude will make the ground invisible. It only seems to be an issue on Ebenus right now, so I recommend avoiding the yellow regions unless you're good at landing blind. If you psot this issue on any of the other worlds please post about it in this thread. Pictures (More to come shortly) Download Dependencies: Kopernicus https://spacedock.info/mod/2205/The Anziephus System All rights reserved Thank You to @Mythical Donuts and @XenonMax for helping me with the science definitions and the terrain scatterers. I could not have done it without you! Also thank you to the Kopernicus Discord for teaching me how to make rings and providing the texture!
So, while reading around the internet, I found out that Sedna will reach its perihelion around 2077. Seeing as it has the most eccentric orbit in the solar system, in fact a suspiciously eccentric orbit, I see no reason why we shouldn't send a probe there. This is a chance that humanity just shouldn't pass up, seeing as Sedna reaches its perihelion every 11,400 years. I don't know, what do you guys think? Also, a supposed ninth planet was supposedly discovered today which supposedly caused Sedna's eccentric and inclined orbit.