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Q&A How can I expand the definition and some specifics of pyrokinesis?

I'm writing a sci-fi world where, if you put it in simple words, a small percentage of population can manipulate the matter. I'm not going to dive into specifics, because I'm still working on WHY a...

6 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by quarterEpsilon‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by quarterEpsilon‭

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Q&A Why are my caves warm with nobody heating them?

The continent is split apart by a dense area of mountains, covered in glaciers. Any travelers who with to go from one part of the continent to the other would either have to cross the mountains, or...

7 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by MechMK1‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by MechMK1‭

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Q&A Superhuman: Extreme Temperatures Pt.2

I have decided I will add my whole question"¦ I'm new give me a bit of grace"¦ I am creating a superhuman and I am in need of some helpful tips and answers. To get straight to the point I need t...

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

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Q&A What would it take to get the temperature of the human body to rise to 3,000 °F?

I am creating a superhuman that can raise her overall body temperature to 3,000 °F (1648.889 °C) but I need to know the exact requirements of how that could happen. Let's say this superhuman co...

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

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Q&A How to determine surface temperatures at specific points

I have a planet around 11242 km in diameter. It is very similar to Mars, with most surface water trapped at the poles. For this, I want the polar temperature below 0 C, but the equatorial temperatu...

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

Question temperature
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Q&A Possibility of a "hot Mars"

Premise/question Correct me if I'm wrong, or if humans have terraformed the planet by the time you're reading this, but Mars is mostly desert-like. It has large ice caps which contain most of its ...

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

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Q&A How could space life deal with the cold?

I am workin on an ecosystem based on life within the rings of a planet. I will create creatures from single celled organisms, to algae/ lichen, plankton/worms and scales of predators leading to lar...

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

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Q&A Volcanic island generating its own storms

Picture this, a highly volcanic island sitting in the middle of a temperate or sub-arctic sea, the heat generated by the magma beneath the island and the volcano heats the air enough to generate a ...

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

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Q&A Ways to increase temperature and still be habitable by humans

I am designing a planet that humans can live on for a few tens of thousands of years, while they are hiding from some sort of inter-galactic police force (or whatever). Therefore, it's important th...

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

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Q&A Where do hydrothermal vents form inside icy ocean worlds?

Context: In a near-future version of our solar system, humans have established multiple underwater colonies on Jupiter's moon Europa. Many of these outposts are situated next to hydrothermal vents ...

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

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Q&A What would be best way to re-melt Mars' mantle and core to revive its magnetosphere

Missing magnetosphere on Mars keeps popping up. Most likely caused by Mars core being cold, mantle not bubbly enough. Mars mantle is dormant, core does not move. What would be good way to get it g...

24 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Peter M. - stands for Monica‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Peter M. - stands for Monica‭

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Q&A Surface temperature of a icy rogue planet

A certain imaginary stellar system had once a water world. But instead of evaporating away under the stellar wind, this lucky (or unlucky?) water world (made of only water and a gaseous atmosphere)...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Jorge Aldo‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Jorge Aldo‭

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Q&A Is there any plausible in-between of Endotherms and Ectotherms?

Someone in the comment section of my previous question pointed out the energetic problem of ectotherms with human intelligence (the brain needs a lot of energy). I still want to keep my lizardfolk...

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

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Q&A Flash-heating humans

I'm working on a version of wormhole-based FTL travel, and one of the side effects of passing through the wormhole is going to be instantaneous heating of every molecule of the thing passing throug...

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

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Q&A Flash-heating spaceships

I'm working on a version of wormhole-based FTL travel, and one of the side effects of passing through the wormhole is going to be instantaneous heating of every molecule of the thing passing throug...

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

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Q&A How would a creature with a higher body temperature interact with surroundings?

Say I've got a creature with a 15 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit higher body temperature than a human. (Trying to figure out what a good temperature for this creature would be. Not good with number estim...

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

Question biology temperature
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Q&A How to calculate the average temperature of the hemispheres of a planet tidally locked to its star?

I have a planet orbiting a red dwarf and, as expected, it is tidally locked to its star. I know that these planets will have a very significant temperature difference between the diurnal and noctur...

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

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Q&A Is it possible to use Magnetic refrigeration to cool down a sun probe, so that it could survive at least a few hours inside the photosphere?

The probe in my mind is unmanned, with a super-reflective surface to deflect most of the energy from the Sun on all wave length, only absorb enough to power its operation. Please also elaborate i...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by A.Z.‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by A.Z.‭

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Q&A What is the maximum equilibrium temperature that a mammal could evolve to tolerate?

Mammals live in some fairly extreme environments, but the most heat-tolerant ones all seem to cheat: e.g., they dig burrows to stay cool during the day and come out at night, avoiding the heat, or ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Logan R. Kearsley‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Logan R. Kearsley‭

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Q&A What would the temperatures on a terraformed moon be like?

In the far future the moon is terraformed and maintains earth-like conditions for people to walk around freely. Gravity is a 6th of earth's. We assume the atmosphere is "well-functioning for human ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Backup Plan‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Backup Plan‭

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Q&A What plasma temperature range to expect from Earth atmosphere common elements?

I intend to write a character that has the ability to turn nearby gasses into plasma for combat and utility purposes. However, I've been studying how plasma works and (as someone who is not as savv...

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

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Q&A Cooling the interior of a spacecraft to below the freezing point

I understand the Apollo 13 CM got down to 39°F after it was powered down following the explosion in the oxygen tank. Could the interior of the ISS be cooled (for more than 12 hours) to below 32°...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Bob516‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Bob516‭

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Q&A Temperature and climate "under" the gas giant in a tidally locked moon

I've begun the laborious (but fun!) process of putting another world together. Known constraints include: Habitable, (super-)Earth-sized, tidally-locked moon to a gas giant; the giant, where vis...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Lumos‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Lumos‭

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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 How might dragon remains be turned into a jewel?

Background: I have typical dragons: Huge, scaly, winged, and fire-breathing. I also have dragon magic, but I'd prefer answers not to draw on this too much. In my world, a planet similar to earth, ...

7 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by NadiraSpzirglas‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by NadiraSpzirglas‭

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Q&A Ice Dome Greenhouse

I have an icy planet with temperatures that average about -100 degrees Fahrenheit (-73,3 °C). The planet also has thousands if not millions of domes scattered across its completely icy surface hea...

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

Question flora temperature ice
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Q&A Geothermal Oasis Alternatives on Ice Planet

I have an Earth analog that is nearly completely covered in ice and glaciers. I want to have oases of warmth scattered across the planet. These oases aren't tropical by any means, having just enoug...

6 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Thalassan‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Thalassan‭

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Q&A At what temperature should the earth be cooked to prevent human infection?

Humans are the equivalent of bacteria to planet-eating monsters. And since, as we all know, eating humans is dangerous business, these monsters have decided to cook our great planet Earth before ea...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Halhex‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Halhex‭

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Q&A Heating a gas giant's moons in a red dwarf system

Being new, this is my first question. I've read some other posts that gave me valuable insight, but I still have some questions. First, some specifics: Star: red dwarf. 80 x jupiter mass. 3 bill...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Diego Cruz Barreto‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Diego Cruz Barreto‭

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Q&A Could a life form evolve an organ for generating temperatures less than a degree Kelvin above absolute zero?

I was thinking of a life form with a similar surface temperature to Earth, as well as a similar temperature variation to that of Earth. Could such a life form evolve an organ for generating temper...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Anders Gustafson‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Anders Gustafson‭

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Q&A A planet of ice and fire

I had an idea for a planet which has very hot days, roughly 40 degrees C on average, and very cold nights, average -5 degrees. These figures are subject to change. Of course, there are places which...

7 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by SealBoi‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by SealBoi‭

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Q&A Is it possible for a substance to be thermally inert?

Heat is energy. Temperature is an indication of the level of heat in a substance. But the normal way to measure temperature is to observe how the substance interacts with its surroundings - most co...

12 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by rosuav‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by rosuav‭

Question temperature
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Q&A Polar Heat, Equatorial Cold - Climatic Effects of Inverted Global Temperatures

How does inverting global temperatures affect climate? Here exists a fantasy world similar to earth in all important ways. Except, however, that global temperatures have been flipped; it is colde...

9 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by inappropriateCode‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by inappropriateCode‭

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Q&A Switching between poikilothermic and homeothermic metabolism

I am designing a mammal living in a warm environment (like a warm desert) which has developed a switchable metabolism, so that during the day it is cold blooded and during the night (when it is col...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by L.Dutch - Reinstate Monica‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by L.Dutch - Reinstate Monica‭

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Q&A Is an oxygen/nitrogen cycle possible, given a cold enough climate?

Suppose for whatever reason the sun's power has weakened. The Earth gets colder. All the water has frozen, and the temperature is getting to around the boiling point of oxygen. Can an "oxygen cyc...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by user4757174‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by user4757174‭

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Q&A Is it safe to have an earth-like temperature for a 48-hour day-night cycle on a big planet?

I want this planet to be very earth-like on all aspects except for its size and the day-night cycle. The circumference is three times greater than the earth's circumference. The day-night cycle las...

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

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Q&A There is some material able to stand a plasma arc welding without damage?

There is something that can stand that much temperatures ? or that kind of Welding can evaporate or melt everything ? I read that nothing could stand more than 7000 ° C, but i want to be sure, als...

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

Question physics temperature
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Q&A How do I figure out temperatures and amount of sunlight for a world?

How do I figure out the temperatures of certain latitudes on a planet with factors such as sunlight and the emission of heat and energy from a planet's interior? Assume the planet is smaller than E...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by user61505‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by user61505‭

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Q&A Reducing atmospheric pressure on Snowball Earth

A Snowball Earth is a global condition (which may have occurred many times) in which the temperature everywhere on the surface was, for extended periods (up to tens of millions of years), below th...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Mr Bumble‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Mr Bumble‭

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Q&A Is there a plausible causal mechanism to explain why the Sun would be heating up faster/ sooner than we thought?

I am writing a novel about what it will be like on earth 500 or so years before the death of our Sun. The Sun is heating up gradually and one day that will negatively affect life on Earth. I know t...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Dan‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Dan‭

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Q&A Is there a way for a creature from earth to survive the vacuum of space for ten minutes?

I was wondering if there was a way for a creature to survive the vacuum of space for ten minutes with only a tank of oxygen and a mask to breathe the oxygen with. The creature comes from an Earth-l...

6 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by OneSurvivor‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by OneSurvivor‭

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Q&A Superheated wing blast!

So, we know that big creatures will generate lots of heat if they're active. We also know that wings are very good at venting excess heat. Now for most animals, this heat isn't exactly spectacular,...

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

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Q&A How can I make a black dwarf star?

In response to a question about an asteroid filled with degenerate matter, Ender Look suggested that using matter from a black dwarf would be better than using matter from a white dwarf since black...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by HDE 226868‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by HDE 226868‭

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Q&A Hot rods into space!

Based on this question about an impossible barbell planet, how hot would the bar be if it extended from halfway in the Earth's mantle to an altitude of 2r of Earth's radius? The diameter of the bar...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Green‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Green‭

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Q&A How to maintain container temperature for as long as possible?

I have two magical stones. The first one"”let's call it fire stone"”is a stone that able to increase its temperature equal to that of a normal fire. The second one"”as you might already guess, is ...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by arlilo‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by arlilo‭

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Q&A What would the temperature variation of an outer orbiting planet look like in a binary system?

I am creating a binary star system with a likeness to the Alpha Centauri system with an outer orbiting planet like Proxima Centauri. On an earth similar planet what would the temperature variation ...

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

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Q&A The pros and cons of thermokinesis

I am currently working on a magic system that involves Thermokinesis, which is the ability to manipulate temperature. This power involves controlling the rate of movement of molecules, which is inv...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Austin Trigloff‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Austin Trigloff‭

Question biology temperature
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Q&A What would happen to the climate if Earth's sea-levels rose 2000m?

This is the first of possibly several posts about the following scenario, in which Earth's sea-level rises 2 km overnight, generating a world map looking like this: Question: What would be the c...

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

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Q&A How would a permanently cold tower affect its environment?

In my world, physics works exactly like on Earth, except that there is a narrow, 400 foot tall magical column sticking vertically out of the ground, which is magically always extremely cold -- I'm ...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Nathan Hinchey‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Nathan Hinchey‭

Question climate temperature
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Q&A Where on a tidally locked planet with a 25 °C maximum is the 0 °C isotherm?

I am writing a novel. In that novel, humans have settled a tidally locked planet. That planet is positioned at just such a distance from its sun that the sun heats the planet to an average of 25 °...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭