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Q&A What can I add to an oxygen/nitrogen atmosphere to make it unpalatable or poisonous to humans, yet stable and breathable to local creatures?

I have a roughly Earth-like planet in a solar system some distance from ours. The atmosphere of this planet is largely similar to that of Earth, but particularly, has a somewhat higher oxygen conte...

9 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A How far above the galactic plane could an Earth-like planet develop?

I was zooming around on Space Engine and came across the moon of a gas giant that was hovering well above the galactic plane. I'm admittedly not well-versed in under what conditions an Earth-like p...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Vigilant‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Vigilant‭

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Q&A How large and compact could a cold east Mongolia-like steppe be on an Earth-sized planet?

Welcome to planet X! Planet X is the same as Earth in radius, composition, axial tilt and orbits star Y (identical to the Sun). Planet X has a moon known as moon Z (identical to Earth's moon). Cou...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by galactic_analyzer‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by galactic_analyzer‭

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Q&A Is it possible for a moon to stay on the same side of its planet relative to the sun?

I'm building an earthlike world that has a moon orbiting a gas giant. Is it possible for the moon to always be between the planet and the sun? Also, is it possible for a moon to rotate around its o...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by LonelyCryptid‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by LonelyCryptid‭

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Q&A How long can a wooden door last?

The setting I've cooked up for a D&amp;D campaign I'm running features a fair amount of buildings that have been totally abandoned by civilization for hundreds or even a thousand years. Obviously w...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Dylan B‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Dylan B‭

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Q&A If Earth had a smaller second moon, what would the sky look like?

I am creating a fantasy world in which Earth has a second moon with an orbit between Earth and the current moon. The orbit of this new moon is faster because it's closer to earth. I'm not much co...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by RobotPQ30‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by RobotPQ30‭

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Q&A Could a hypothetically big enough planet, with an earth-like atmosphere, be big enough so that you cannot see its curvature from above?

I want to know if a planet with an atmosphere identical to that of Earth could be big enough so that from no point in the lower atmosphere it would be possible to appreciate the curvature in relati...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by D3lf‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by D3lf‭

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Q&A How quickly could a rogue Earth return to habitability after a deep freeze?

Background A large star makes a relatively close approach to a solar system like our own and the orbits of many of the planets are badly perturbed. A planet similar to Earth is in the wrong place a...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Slarty‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Slarty‭

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Q&A Would this type of atmosphere be suitable for human life?

I've been trying to create a Earth-like planet but I'm not sure if my planet's atmosphere is breathable. (It's mostly the amount of helium I'm worried about). I've tried to make it Earth-like whil...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by A good username‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by A good username‭

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Q&A How to construct an Earth-like world with very high wind speeds

I want to create a world where humans can live outside (perhaps with some protective clothing) but where very high winds exist in almost all potentially habitable areas making life outside impossib...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Slarty‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Slarty‭

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Q&A What would the geologic record look like on a planet in the galactic halo?

Imagine an Earth-like planet orbiting a Sun-like star in the inner halo of the Milky Way. As a halo star, it will likely be somewhat metal-poor, having formed early in the life of the galaxy, but o...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by HDE 226868‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by HDE 226868‭

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Q&A Would glacier 'trees' be plausible?

The setting is in a region of a planet comparable to Earth's California in regards to location. The soil is extremely rich in nutrients and subsurface water. But for the past three million years th...

9 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by MintySoftboi‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by MintySoftboi‭

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Q&A If people were the size of cats, and the land was scaled down accordingly, what would the size of England be?

So imagine people were the size of house cats, and the world's land masses were scaled down accordingly (in volume). In comparison to the original size of the landmass, how big would England be? An...

8 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Snifferdragon‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Snifferdragon‭

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Q&A Would common people in central Europe in the 15th century notice that the whole Asia disappeared?

We have earth at the beginning of the 15th century, and suddenly the biggest continent disappears. There is nothing left of it, no animals, people, lands, anything. I don't think the details of th...

19 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by TGar‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by TGar‭

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Q&A What would it take to slow down fermentation? (Specific: Wine / grape juice)

I am working on a story about a person who was raised on an earth-like planet and later moves to our earth. The planet he is from specializes in fruit juice and alcohol making, in specific, wine. W...

9 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by The Silhouette‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by The Silhouette‭

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Q&A How to have hollows with complex plant and animal life on a planet

This is a slight continuation of my other post where I was trying to create realistic hollows with weather due to temperature changes due to bio minerals called Hearthstones. I was wondering if pla...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by anthony gutierrez‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by anthony gutierrez‭

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Q&A How does composition change if you extend an Earthlike atmosphere 50km below sea level?

I'm working to design the atmosphere of a fictional planet inspired by Venus (let's call it Cael). Cael's atmosphere at an altitude of 50 km is essentially identical to Earth's atmosphere at sea l...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Lawton‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Lawton‭

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Q&A Penguins in the Not-Arctic, how would this affect the poor seals

In a not so different fantasy world, whose physics and thus are similar to our own how would including penguins affect the look and function of a typical arctic ecosystem. For the purposes of this...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by The Imperial‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by The Imperial‭

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Q&A Would this dragon-rider combo be physically plausible?

Taking into account the some limitations of the square-cube law, biology, and aviation, I have tried to make a dragon-like creature and a hominid that participate in a symbiotic relationship. For ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Cas‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Cas‭

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Q&A How abundant could silver be in one place if given the right circumstances?

The only limiting factors are that it has to be in an area near to the ocean and to mountains (Similar distance as the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal), and that it has to be in a hospitable place, ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Excrafdos‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Excrafdos‭

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Q&A Blue soil (aka dirt) in an earth-like planet?

How could blue soil exist, in a realistic earth-like world. The world may even be earth. First off is it even possible - could soil like this exist given the requirements below? (if not then why?)...

8 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by R. Smyth‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by R. Smyth‭

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Q&A Position and Size of my Continents/Islands

its my first time posting here and i hope i do it right (watched the tour and all that). I've designed a World Map and would want to know if it looks realistic like that in terms of positioning of...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Valerian‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Valerian‭

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Q&A What do you make bricks out of in the rainforest?

Problem statement There exists a thriving Bronze Age civilization in a gigantic rainforest, bigger than the Amazon and Congo put together. This civilization is built in on the flood plains of a mi...

7 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by kingledion‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by kingledion‭

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Q&A How far should second star be in my binary system?

For a certain reason, I needed two habitable similar earth-like planets very close to each other. After various information gathering, I gave up on double planet and gas giant moons, because tidal ...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Failus Maximus‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Failus Maximus‭

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Q&A If humans were transplanted to a different Earth-like world that they didn't evolve on, how would they deduce how they came about?

I have a world where prehistoric humans were kidnapped and transported to another world. This other world is Earth-like, with mammals (also transported from Earth then later diversifying into othe...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by dsollen‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by dsollen‭

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Q&A How do the Martians prevent salinization of their canal network

In a previous question I asked if a world similar to that envisioned in the Mars of Edgar Rice Burroughs / H G Wells could exist? And if so would canals be a practical way to make the planet habita...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Slarty‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Slarty‭

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Q&A Ideal sun type and corresponding effects for a terrestrial planet with 256 days in a year?

The planet has 256 days in a year, split up into eight months, each with 32 days. My planet is a bit smaller than Earth: Think, enough space for the continents of Earth's western hemisphere and th...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by P. M. B.‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by P. M. B.‭

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Q&A Planetizing the World of Jack and the Beanstalk: How Small is Too Small?

We all know the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk--a farmboy sells his cow for some "magic beans", which in turn grow into a mountainously tall stalk that led him to the land of a giant. Now, scienti...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by JohnWDailey‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by JohnWDailey‭

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Q&A What sort of beak would a bone marrow eating bird have?

My world is very earthlike and I am looking to create a bird that primarily eats bone marrow. I wanted my bird to crack the bones of the carcasses to eat the marrow inside. What would the ideal bea...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by bog shrimp‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by bog shrimp‭

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Q&A What to remove to make a realistic Omni-Directional Maneuver (ODM) gear?

One thing I like about Attack on Titan are those lovely Omni-Directional Maneuver (ODM) gears! They're the perfect combination of a jetpack and a grappling hook. I love how the thrusters are placed...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭

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Q&A Life without a bright star?

The main source of free energy that allowed life on Earth to develop was our sun. It bombards the planet's surface with photons of high energy, which provide activation energy for reactions necessa...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Franklin Pezzuti Dyer‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Franklin Pezzuti Dyer‭

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Q&A Are two Pangeas possible?

As we know, the Earth had one super continent at one point in the history of our planet, which eventually broke apart to become what we have today. Assuming we're talking about a planet near iden...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Sach‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Sach‭

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Q&A Generating a Magnetic Field Biologically

I was answering this question about how a living planet-organism could be possible, and realized I didn't know how such a planet-organism could produce a magnetic field. I postulated that it could ...

6 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by DonyorM‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by DonyorM‭

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Q&A is there a way to levitating entire body of water in earth and make it stay in the sky?

as the title, is there a way to levitate entire body of water in earth and make it stay in the sky (not cloud and still in liquid form) ? either natural or man made. the water either flowing or c...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Li Jun‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Li Jun‭

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Q&A Living on a moon with an atmosphere, how would the planet interact with the sun in the sky?

I am curious that if there were a gas giant sitting close to a red dwarf with an Earth-like satellite orbiting it: How could we determine the way the planet appears in the sky and the way it i...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Shawn‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Shawn‭

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Q&A Could a planet have a week long day and a week long night depending on the season?

Essentially I'm looking for a plausible way that a planet could have odd, extreme seasons. Basically I'm wondering how (or if) a planet could work that has a week long day during the summer and a w...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Shawn‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Shawn‭

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Q&A Humans born without legs: how would they thrive?

or, Anatomically Correct Weebles A group of behaviorally modern humans was cut off from the rest of the earth-like planet millennia ago. (Myths hold that the separation occurred four to five ka BP...

5 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by PinoBatch‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by PinoBatch‭

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Q&A How to have habitable hollows on a planet

In the world that I am making there are hollows all over the planet, which are massive underground subterranean areas of the planet. Think The Hollow of the Gears Of War series. So far the going th...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by anthony gutierrez‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by anthony gutierrez‭

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Q&A How to improve the speed of ancient mariners

My world is set in ancient times on a planet similar to Earth, but with a different civilization and different geography (and lots of canals). I need to find a way of giving the inhabitants better ...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Slarty‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Slarty‭

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Q&A How would civilisation develop in a permanently psychoactive world?

How would human culture and civilisation develop if placed onto a planet permanently psychoactive, e.g. because of low (but inevitable) amount of LSD-like substance in either water or air? To simpl...

5 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by jaboja‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by jaboja‭

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Q&A How can I have an Earth-like moon?

My story takes place on the moon of a large gas giant planet. I have been trying to decide on a way for the moon to be as Earth-like as possible, but I have now decided to ask the community for hel...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by overlord - Reinstate Monica‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by overlord - Reinstate Monica‭

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Q&A An enviroment where a bird-like creature can survive on passive feeding

The question about a diet of dust brought up a few creatures that survive on dust, however they were all insect-sized or smaller. This got me thinking about the Blue Whale, which survives on a diet...

7 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Mourdos‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mourdos‭

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Q&A What effect would a red sky and/or sun have on plants and animals?

If an Earth-like planet had an older, red sun "” or maybe just a reddish sky due to some property of the atmosphere "” how would that affect the growth and/or adaptation of plant and animal life on...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by Omegacron‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Omegacron‭

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Q&A Plausibility of Massive Maelstroms

Maelstroms are ginormous whirlpools. They can exist continuously in an area. They're cool. The question is, how large can they get? As large as an island? Could a maelstrom have a diameter of 60 o...

3 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by mechalynx‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by mechalynx‭

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Q&A What is my bedrock?

I'm looking for a rock from which my island is constructed. It needs to be: Either created from the sea or via intense pressure/heat Capable of trapping layers of gas beneath it White(ish) I wa...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Liath‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Liath‭

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Q&A Dragons have an armor that is similar to that of sungazer lizards. Why would the dragons have the spikes as well?

A Smaug giganteus. If you do as much as think about slaying it, I'll force feed you gasoline and shove a match down your throat. Sungazers are awesome. They're so awesome I decided to base some p...

8 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭

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Q&A Is a 500 kg flying creature possible?

I usually like to leave some wiggle room for myself when fleshing a concept out. Dragons make that sort of impossible, same's true for nanomachines but ripped senators are a question for another d...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭

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Q&A Moonlight bright enough to see by

Is it possible for an Earth-like planet to exist where the light reflected by the moon is, not as powerful, but close in intensity to daylight? And if so, what would be necessary for it? A moon mu...

13 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Whitehot‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Whitehot‭

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Q&A How to Survive Mountain Environments With a Tribal Culture?

Assume we have an Earth-like environment. If a tribe with only early medieval technology were to settle in a mountain environment: What resources would be needed to deal with the elevation, co...

4 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Maximillian‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Maximillian‭

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Q&A What could cause Fluorocarbons to be present in an Earth-like atmosphere?

Pretty simple (in theory that is) question for one of my worlds. I heard carbon fluorides are intense greenhouse gases but otherwise harmless and didn't lead to large issues (atleast none that I co...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Aezyc‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Aezyc‭