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Q&A Could Volcanism Provide a Large "Heat Oasis" in a Polar Desert?

So there is an Antarctic like continent in my setting; and just like Antarctica it is the largest and most inhospitable desert in the planet due to how absolutely cold it is. But what if there wa...

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

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Q&A What Effect Does Moving the Magnetic Poles of a Planet Have?

On Earth the planet's magnetic poles line up fairly well with the geographic poles. This makes things like navigation very straightforward as all compasses point to (roughly) the north pole. How...

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

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Q&A Desert poles but arctic equators; trying to find out if specific way is possible

I'm trying to create a planet with a hot desert north and south pole but a cold equator. Is this possible? and if so how? And if it's heavily related to space how would night and day work on this p...

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

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Q&A South Polar Bears

The Arctic ice cap is melting away soon. Some (probably misguided) ecoactivists think it would be a good idea to safeguard certain indigenous species of the North Polar region (especially mammals) ...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Crissov‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Crissov‭

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Q&A Sea of Fire in Polar Regions

Would it be possible to have a cold and remote polar region if the oceans are made of fire? By that, I mean that in the place of water, there exists lava.

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by v1ct1m0‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by v1ct1m0‭

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Q&A Antarctic Climate on Greenhouse Earth

Scenario: Say we have a massive release of greenhouse gases into Earth's atmosphere, however much for the ocean around Antarctica to get just warm enough for hurricanes to form during the summer (2...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Worldbuilder_Wannabe‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Worldbuilder_Wannabe‭

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Q&A Cardinal direction names at a north polar moon base?

There's a human settlement at the north pole of the moon large enough to sustain expansion outwards for say 100 km in all directions. Humans like to think in terms of four principal cardinal direc...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by dhinson919‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by dhinson919‭

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Q&A Can there be a planet for which orbit and precession take the same time?

Is there a necessary relation between orbital period and the time of precession? In the case of Earth, the orbital period is one year, while a complete precession cycle takes thousands of years. Is...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Luís Henrique‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Luís Henrique‭

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Q&A Is it possible to have hot desert polar regions and an icy equator?

I'm embarking on a fantasy book so I guess in essence you can write about anything but I do want an element of plausibility. Could you have hot desert caps on a planet and an icy/winter equator?

9 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by antjar‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by antjar‭

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Q&A Can a situation exist where there is one pole that is hot and another cold on a planet?

I am trying to design a world where one pole is very cold, and the other is very hot. I don't mean that there would be instant death in either, but it is colder than our South Pole on one end and w...

6 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Alex Johnson‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Alex Johnson‭

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Q&A Hamada this place! Plausibility of hamada desert features in a polar region

Definitions Hamada: A type of desert landscape consisting of high, largely barren, hard rocky plateaus, with very little sand because this has been removed by deflation. -- From Wikipedia ...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by platypus-rising‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by platypus-rising‭

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