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Q&A Earth-sized Moon with Host Planet launched from Star System

Could a planet with the size and characteristics of the Earth orbit a gas giant and would the earth-like moon be able to maintain its orbit if the gas giant went rogue and was launched from its hos...

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by user76027‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by user76027‭

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Q&A Planet with double the orbital period of Earth

I need a planetary system for my novel where an Earth-like warm habitable planet has an orbital period of about 650 to 730 days. I know that is similar to Mars and that Mars would be too cold. What...

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

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Q&A Colonies on Jupiter

I'm making a series where a multi-purpose frigate travels to Jupiter in order to help in the Mars versus Jupiter war. However, I don't know what the colonies would look like. Maybe floating wit...

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

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Q&A Binary planets that are not tidally locked

The story takes place in Alpha Centauri, with this binary orbiting just over 1 AU from Rigil Kentaurus. The star system will tightly packed, but following the 10 Mutual Hill Radii separation setup....

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by user72655‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by user72655‭

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Q&A Possible compositions of a rogue binary system?

I am attempting to construct a world that is primarily lit by light filtered through and reflected off of a crystalline moon so that, at its brightest, the planet receives about the same amount of ...

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

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Q&A After surviving a black hole/wormhole, what are the chances of Earth start orbiting in a new solar system?

In the event of our sun suddenly becoming a black hole or wormhole of sorts. It transports the earth to another solar system similar to ours. Would it be possible for our planet to start circling...

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

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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 How might people try to stop the world becoming a rogue planet?

I'm working on a story about Earth or an Earth like planet with current or very near future levels of civilisation and technology drifting or speeding out of the solar system. Currently my method f...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Wiggo the Wookie‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Wiggo the Wookie‭

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Q&A Could a planetary nebula obscure the presence of a black hole/neutron star?

I have a civilization that lives on a planet located inside a nebula (and orbiting a normal, sun-like star). Would this nebula somehow interfere with/ obscure the sight of a rogue neutron star/ b...

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

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Q&A Can a planet have a different gravitational pull depending on its location in orbit around its sun?

As the title say, can a planet have a different gravitational pull depending on its location in orbit around its sun? Is this explainable without magic?

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

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Q&A How does steppenwolf planet generates typhoon?

In a distant future, a spaceship was investigating a gravitational anomaly somewhere within a chartered sector in the Andromeda galaxy. A disaster strikes and the spaceship was found marooned on a ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by user6760‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by user6760‭

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Q&A How to make a rogue planet liveable?

Rogue planets are generally not to healthy for us humans to live on. No permanent source of heat or light means that generally they are a pretty cold place. Plenty of other problems arise too, but ...

6 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by QuiquÈ…‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by QuiquÈ…‭

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Q&A Earth becomes a rogue planet - how long can Iceland hold out?

Inspired by this question and my comment on one of the answers. If the earth were flung out of the solar system, it would rapidly become far too cold for any unprotected life to survive on the s...

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

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Q&A What would the color of flora on a Rogue Planet be?

Question in the title. A Rogue planet is a sunless world that exists in interstellar space. It might be possible for life to develop on one, but what happens when that happens? I've seen people sa...

4 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by GoingFTL‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by GoingFTL‭

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Q&A Big and fast rogue planet

There is a big, very big planet that is travelling fast, very fast. It's a rogue planet (not attached to a star system). It's going to pass close, very close to the earth. The earth is probably ...

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

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Q&A Can A Theia-Like Object Make Earth Richer?

Let's start with a little backstory--our planet underwent an impact-coalescence cycle only once, 4.5 billion years ago, when a Mars-sized object named Theia destroyed the infant Earth in a glancing...

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

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Q&A Iron-rich rogue planet that is 12x Earth's mass collides with the Sun; now what?

So this planet enters our solar system from the 'south' pole at 30 kilometers per second. A bit faster than the first Interstellar asteroid ever discovered. Of course, it plunges into the Sun's ph...

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

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Q&A Climate on a world with a Sun of varying luminosity

Given the daylight cycle discussed here (see the graph in the selected answer), suppose that the moon revolves in the equatorial plane, at a distance sufficient to light (barely) the poles, avoidin...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Francesco Manzali‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Francesco Manzali‭

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Q&A Life on a rogue planet

I am imagining a special ecosystem on a rogue planet (a planet that wanders throughout space without orbiting a star or other heavenly object) but I would need your help to fill in the gaps and rea...

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

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Q&A World with varyingly luminous sun

Consider a rogue planet, moving in a region of complete void absent any type of star (they all burned out). It is orbited by an artificial moon which shines and serves as the planet's sun. However,...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Francesco Manzali‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Francesco Manzali‭

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Q&A How could you keep a rogue planet warm(ish)?

I'm working on a story right now where darkness plays an important role, and I had the idea to set my story on a rogue planet, a planet in perpetual darkness because it has no sun. However, from wh...

6 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by jpfx1342‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by jpfx1342‭

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Q&A Can we start a colony on a passing rogue planet?

A rocky planet, similar to Earth in mass and composition, is set to pass through the solar system in one year's time. It has frozen oceans of water ice and a thin atmosphere of unknown composition....

8 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by SMuJ‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by SMuJ‭

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Q&A Could a rogue planet be the host of a planetary system?

That is to say, could a planet be big enough to have other planets orbiting around, while not orbiting around any star? Cha 110913 seems to be close to what I'm looking for, but its classification ...

5 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Linkyu‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Linkyu‭

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Q&A Solitary celestial body with support for humanoid life

Suppose that a god has created a universe with nothing in it, except for a single, solitary celestial body. For simplicity, I'll call it a planet, although it most probably technically won't be. Fo...

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

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Q&A Can a moon provide an exoplanet a habitable source of heat due to tidal heating?

My theory is that if a moon's orbit is situated in between the exoplanet and a second satellite, tidal heating could occur and turn the moon into a sustainable heat source for the host planet. Coul...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by JYAR‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by JYAR‭

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Q&A What happens when one planet "lands" on another?

Imagine, if you will, an Earth-like planet orbiting a Sol-like star. Now imagine that, from somewhere outside the solar system, a rogue planet, rocky and of roughly the same size and mass of the f...

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by J.D. Ray‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by J.D. Ray‭

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Q&A What would happen if an errant icy planet impact an star with similar size?

The errant planet is similar in size with the star and it's made all of water. Usually is icy, but probably gonna melt when approach the star. What happens during the process of collision between ...

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

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Q&A Is it possible for a geologically active 'rogue planet' to support life?

After reading a couple dozen entries about rogue planets and their implications (for those unaware, a rogue planet is a planetary mass that has been separated from the star by gravitational instabi...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Charlie Lamb‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Charlie Lamb‭

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Q&A Advanced civilisation and a rogue planet approaching

First, a little background information. For the purpose of my story, I'm making the Earth uninhabitable, similar to this question. This is to cause a mass exodus from the solar system through a bit...

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

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Q&A Can Venus' Surface Get Hit Hard?

Over four and a half billion years ago, Theia, a rogue planet the size of Mars, slammed into the infant Earth. This impact is believed to have resulted in the birth of many things, from the moon t...

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