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Q&A What would days and nights look like on this cylindrical world?

This is yet another "literal worldbuilding" question, as in, building worlds. Inspired, in part, by this question. What if this world is a very long (effectively infinite) hollow cylindrical cavit...

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Yuriy S‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Yuriy S‭

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Q&A Sun-like sky objects in a flat world?

I'm positing a non-planetary world but within Euclidean space. This world has things that resemble mountains (but probably not plate tectonics). Elevation varies considerably, but on average it is ...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by John O‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by John O‭

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Q&A What would the problems with / consequences of a torus shaped planet be?

Take a torus planet: It has the structure of a normal planet (ours): The diagram is not to scale. Assume similar proportions of Crust:Mantle:Cores as the Earth. Is has a similar volume (close...

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

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Q&A What colour would a flat world's sky be?

In continuation of my previous question, I'm wondering about the colour of a flat world's sky. To recap the previous question, I'm imagining a flat world with the sun fixed relatively low above th...

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

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Q&A Air Pressure in a Purely Underground Setting

I'm working on a completely flat, underground world, where "world" means "universe" rather than the equivalent of "planet". Here's what I have so far: The world is a flat, apparently infinite (in...

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

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Q&A Penumbra colors of a flat earth's sun-shades

So, I have been watching a lot of flat-earth debunking videos on YouTube, which has tickled my world-building bone. So, I'm imagining a world with a sphere of sunlight-level luminosity hanging rela...

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

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Q&A How to get earth like conditions with a Hollow-World?

For my space-fantasy setting I'm considering using the concept of Hollow-Worlds. I devised in-universe reasons for the presence of a day night and season cycle. The Hollow-world's "Inner-sun" cy...

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

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Q&A How to avoid infinite gravity

I have a world I want to put together but I ran into a problem. Description This world is a cube infinite in all directions, exactly half of it is full of earth and half is space (where we see n...

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

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Q&A Would planets be cubic in my "cuboverse"?

Summary The main idea behind the "cuboverse" is that spacetime distances are measured by (something close to) the sup norm or infinity norm. Under this norm, spheres (the set of points at a fixed ...

10 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by pregunton‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by pregunton‭

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Q&A How could there be a horizon on a flat earth?

I'm building a world that happens to be flat. Well, it has hills and mountains, but no curvature. However, I still want to limit the eyesight to a few kilometers even if there are no hills around....

12 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by PatJ‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by PatJ‭

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Q&A How would a civilization that has been living on a "cube" Earth differ from one on a "spherical" Earth?

Another question based off of this one here. Let's say on a cube styled Earth-like planet, there was a similar race to humans. If the differences in the planets were minimal (besides, you know, the...

5 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Shadow Z.‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Shadow Z.‭

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Q&A Can a nonspherical planet exist and can it be habitable?

In both fiction and non-fiction worlds, that attempt to keep a sense of realism, planets are spherical. Is it possible for a planet to not be shaped like a sphere? If such a planet is possible...

11 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Shadow Z.‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Shadow Z.‭

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Q&A What would be some differences in the environment if the sun were always at the same point in the sky?

My fantasy world consists of a flat plane, with the sun affixed to a point directly over the main continent. This sun powers down to create night conditions, and then powers up again in the morning...

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

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Q&A The effects of gravitational pull in a solar system with a pendulum Sun

Imagine a world whose sun is swinging like a pendulum above a flat surface. This is a sketch of the diagram. A complete cycle lasts twenty-four (24) hours (from an end to the other and back aga...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by MoholyNagy‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by MoholyNagy‭

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Q&A Infinite tube world

I'm inspired by this question and was thinking that it is nigh impossible for sun, moon and star to exist in this world and even if they do, there is no way to sun and moon to orbit and create day-...

7 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Deepak‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Deepak‭

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Q&A Where would the Sun and Moon be within a flat Earth world?

Where would the Sun and Moon be on a flat Earth? Imagine a world similar to the flat domed depiction of the Earth with a Biblical Firmament all around it. If you don't know what that is, let me e...

4 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by WaterFire .RTH‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by WaterFire .RTH‭

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Q&A What would be the conditions and causes that would make a planet not spherical?

Introduction I have been looking for information on the Internet. I have discovered that the shape of the planets is due to the gravity to which they are subjected, so they are spheres (,but they ...

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

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Q&A Can a cube world have magnetic poles?

Say that you have a cuboid "planet" that can retain its shape. Can it have a cubical iron core (as opposed to the spherical one described in this question) and generate a magnetic field? Would the ...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is a spherical core and magnetic field possible in Cube world

Pretty self explanatory question...can the Cube Earth described at the link below support a spherical core and a magnetic field? How would a civilization that has been living on a "cube" Earth di...

4 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Twelfth‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Twelfth‭

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Q&A Water On A World That Is Flat?

For my fantasy world, I have what I think is a really cool idea. The world is flat, and elliptical in shape. If you touch the silvery edge, well, let's just say bad things will happen. (Not relevan...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Xandar The Zenon‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Xandar The Zenon‭

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Q&A How can I prevent a cube world from going spherical

Cube worlds are cool and many people like them but unfortunately, they are less than feasible. Does this have to be this way though? What factors could lead to the creation of a roughly cube shape...

5 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Uncle Tres‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Uncle Tres‭

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Q&A Meeting other sides of a cube world, cheapest method?

Lets say that somehow a cube world came into being, on an axial tilt around its sun, four of the sides are in-habituated by intelligent life, one of these sides (relatively) quickly realized that t...

6 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Uncle Tres‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Uncle Tres‭

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Q&A Planet with infinite overlapping surface on an axis, problems of the concept

I'm beginning to build a world for a story I want to write. The world consists of a planet, roughly earthsized, with a couple of natural satellites (moons), and roughly same orbit and a similar sta...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Helwar‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Helwar‭