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Re: The new "planet" Sedna, and UQM
« Reply #60 on: April 04, 2004, 08:27:47 pm »

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That's in truespace. The locations are different in hyperspace. I've been told this is mentioned on the original SC2 map, but I thought I read it somewhere else myself too. But I'm not sure where. (Maybe someone could tell me).

Yep. Also, the constellations used by the Alliance (Chenjesu style) are completely different to those used by Earthlings prior to contact with the the Chenjesu. For convenience (the Chenjesu names are a bit hard to pronounce), the Earthlings recycled the old constellation names. Quoting from the starmap:

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This map details the spatial relationship between the stars in our known region of the galaxy, as well as the spheres of influence for each alien race as of AD 2133. The positions are based on HyperSpace coordinates, which may be unsettling to some students of TrueSpace astronomy. Defined long ago by Chenjesu stargazers, the constellations are now accepted by all Alliance races as the standard. Due to the great difficulty in pronouncing the Chenjesu language, each race has translated the names into their own tongue. When it came time for Earth to adopt this system, the United Nations decided to use traditional astrological designations, assigned at random. This has caused some confusion, but it is considered preferable to the suggested alternative: using the names of past politicians.
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