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Re: Extra Resources: from COMETS!!
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2003, 01:48:30 am »

GOOD REPLEY Wink
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« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2003, 12:35:49 am »

Lukipela - Bioslayer - Lukipela - Bioslayer - Lukipela - Bioslayer - Lukipela - Bioslayer..

you two are quite a pair Wink
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« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2003, 12:37:17 am »

We make a deadly sparring team. Hey, you could have joined the discussion, but you weren't around  Wink This goes a way towards explaining why I suddenly have such a huge number of posts.
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« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2003, 12:38:39 am »

and why i have become a regualr instead of a noob
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« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2003, 05:02:24 pm »

Most asteroids are carbonaceous. These have only simple elements like nitrogen, carbon, oxygen, etc. 1/6 of asteroids are silicaeous, and are mostly nickel, iron, and silicon. The small fraction that are left are solid nickel-iron, but also containing plenty of other valuable metals like gold, platinum, titanium, possibly radioactives too.

About 10 years ago I heard that an "average" asteroid would contain enough mineral wealth to pay off the U.S. national debt. (at the time a little over a trillion dollars, I think) I would assume they were referring to one of the metal-rich rocks.

The main advantage to asteroids, IMO, is that (in the case of our main belt and the Kuiper belt) they are packed relatively close together.  Grin
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« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2003, 09:59:40 pm »

You've done a major in astronomy? Tongue
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« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2003, 06:15:21 am »

Well, first I have to stick with LP here - asteroids are so cool!

What did my good ol' friend Darth have to say about this?

"Asteriods do not concern me, Admiral. I want that ship, not excuses."
http://www.swstrike.de/SW%20MP3s-TESB/excuses.mp3

In SC2 that would be:
"Asteroids do not concern me, Captain. I want those RUs, not excuses."

I wouldn't even think about  l a n d i n g  on asteroids - just take them into a great funnel, break'em down, take your RUs and all you've got left is a lot of stardust you can spread in the galaxy!

How 'bout it? You're Precursor vessel CAN be modified that way!
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« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2003, 03:58:26 am »

Cesnsored: Nah... I work at NASA so I pick up a lot of space-related mumbo-jumbo.  Grin

Speaking of which, we need a space elevator. Any Arthur C. Clarke fans out there? Or Kim Stanley Robinson?
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« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2003, 05:25:51 pm »

A space Elevator in Starcon? given that you mostly travel between planets, i dunno If tht'deffect the game very much...
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« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2003, 12:29:56 am »

I LOVE space elevators, but I don't see how one would be useful in starcon unless you're doing some serious colony building... unless...


YEAH! When you land on a planet, you use a space elevator. You drop down the lander, and to get back to the ship the lander has to go to the drop point again. not as safe, but MUCH more fuel efficient.
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« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2003, 01:37:24 am »

That is a good idea actually. You could be given a choice of doing a regular planet landing (Much more fuel expensive, but you can evacuate at any time), or do the space elevator thing where you don't spend much fuel, but there is only one exit point. SO on hot planets and such you'd have a hard time using the elvator even though it is cheaper, seeing as you might need to evac early.
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« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2003, 01:55:22 am »

Reminds me of Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.  It can go up, down, sideways... wherever!

Maybe we should just stick to the whole lander thing... I mean, it works for Star Trek and Star Wars... shouldn't it work for us?  Maybe my standards are just too low.
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« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2003, 03:17:39 am »

What happend to the good ol' transporters?

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« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2003, 07:40:42 am »

Yeah, and instead of sending your crewmen down into the dangers of a planet in the relative safety of a lander you'd just hand'em a couple of red shirts and beam'em down to put markers on the radioactives?

I think I have seen that happen before!
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« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2003, 08:33:12 pm »

Good point. Imagine the crews surprise when they're suddenly standing somewhere where metal is actually  molten... Ouch! Picking out small canisters and letting the molten iron flow into them... Or even better, get eaten by one of the apes.
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