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what is the most hostile planet with life
« on: March 15, 2003, 10:04:50 am »

im starting up a new game (again!) and im going to be keeping a record of the planets with life that have extreme temps, earthquakes, little to massive atomospheres ect...

im just wanting to see what the worst planet has to offer with still being able to carry life.

please post your findings if you like. Grin
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Re: what is the most hostile planet with life
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2003, 10:36:14 am »

Do overly hostile lifeforms count? Because the planet with the VUX beast might be the most hostile if you can't find anywhere with a seriously hostile climate.
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Re: what is the most hostile planet with life
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2003, 04:20:30 am »

From the SC2 Resource pdf:

Hottest world with life: Alpha Circini 5 at 1281 degrees

Man, that's hot!


NB IIRC, SC2 uses metric units, so that would be 1281 degrees Celsius (if they were using SI, then they should have used Kelvin). 1281 Celsius is about 2,300 Farenheit. I don't use Farenheit so that is a meaningless number to me. But I remember that the corona of the sun is about 10,000 Farenheit, just cause it was a nice round number. There ya go.
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Re: what is the most hostile planet with life
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2003, 10:50:52 pm »

The beast planet and ZEX's planet are something pretty fierce.
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Re: what is the most hostile planet with life
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2003, 07:12:42 pm »

The photosphere of the sun (the part that gives off all the light that we see) is 4,000 Kelvin, or about 3700 Celsius.
The Corona of the sun (a very thin layer of gas just outside of that) is around 1,000,000 kelvins
The core of the sun is around 20,000,000 kelvins.

"But how did the corona get so hot???"

Atoms which are sitting out alone in high vacuum are very inert - they do not have a way of losing energy, since it's all translational kinetic. The energy they get is being pumped into them by the sun's magnetic field's rotation.

Meanwhile, in the photosphere, the gas density is high enough that atoms can collide, and when they do they typically emit light. But an atom out there alone can't emit light (unless it was in an excited state to begin with, and since its high velocity doesn't lead to excited states, this reemission does not cause a loss of temperature).
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Re: what is the most hostile planet with life
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2003, 09:26:51 am »

I know a place on Sol-3 which is gonna be another hot-spot in this darn-universe of ours... Check the real life, and you will feel much *better* (ORZ-style).
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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2003, 02:58:30 am »

mercury, hehe at the beginning
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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2003, 09:32:29 pm »

mercury lacks life...
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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2003, 04:40:16 am »

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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2003, 04:53:20 am »

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I know a place on Sol-3 which is gonna be another hot-spot in this darn-universe of ours... Check the real life, and you will feel much *better* (ORZ-style).


German Nightmare, cut it out. We've all heard your opinion on the war seemingly thousands of times, and I'm sick of it. Every time I open a topic, I find that you've somehow managed to defile it with your view of how the Gulf War II is armaggedon. This is a Star Control 2 forum. At the very least, keep this nonsense in your own posts.
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Re: what is the most hostile planet with life
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2003, 04:56:02 am »

there is a planet in the pkunk sphere of influence but for the life of me i cant remeber the stars name. the solar system has many planets with (green dotted orbit lines). any ways, the closest planet of that orbit has...(edit this when i get the chance)~DEFIANT
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« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2003, 05:10:01 am »

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German Nightmare, cut it out. We've all heard your opinion on the war seemingly thousands of times, and I'm sick of it. Every time I open a topic, I find that you've somehow managed to defile it with your view of how the Gulf War II is armaggedon. This is a Star Control 2 forum. At the very least, keep this nonsense in your own posts.



Well, he beat me to it... I was just going to say that Sol 3 is the most dangerous planet in teh whole galaxy in general.
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Re: what is the most hostile planet with life
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2003, 04:37:46 pm »

Okay - guess I won't be posting anywhere any time soon then.
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Re: what is the most hostile planet with life
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2003, 10:07:43 pm »

So, in another direction, we could consider the Slylandro homeworld to be very hostile since we can't even land there. Yet there is definitely life.
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Re: what is the most hostile planet with life
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2003, 02:12:45 am »

Just out of curiosity Death_999, I just have to ask.

I must have read a thousand threads by now where you give out all sorts of numerical values, and statistics, and scientific theories. I'm just curious, have you actually managed to cram all of this into your head somehow, or do you go and make careful research about it before you write your post? Just curious...

GN, you could always vamooze over to the PONAF forums and post in their off-topic section whenever you feel the urge...

And just to make this post at least a little topic related, I found that Pluto was surprisingly hostile, at least for a little while...

EDIT: I believe that the Ilwrath homeworld is probably the most hostile world with lifeforms in the quadrant. I mean, it's filled with Ilwrath!
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