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Temperature Difficulties of a Fluctuating Orbital Distance [duplicate]

I'm presently working on a setting that involves a planet orbiting a secondary star, a Red Dwarf, (let's call her Star B) which in turn orbits a G/K class star (Star A). I intend for this planet to be ...
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What if our planet had only daytime?

What if our planet was always lit so that there would be no nighttime? Assume that the scenario is like this, where A is the planet and B and ABb are the stars. And they are all aligned so that it ...
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How can I safely brighten my secondary star?

I have an earth-like planet orbiting one of the stars in a binary system. I have learned that, for G-class stars, if the secondary star is 100AU from the primary one, I can expect the secondary star ...
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What would this nebula look like from a planet?

I have a binary system. The primary star is F- or G-class; the secondary is K-class, 20AU away, and in a small reflection nebula (suggested here). A planet orbits the primary in the habitable zone. ...
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How much does my secondary star heat the planet orbiting my primary star?

In this question I asked about the lighting patterns from this system: A really helpful answer there explained when the planet is getting how much illumination. This question is about heat. On ...
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How can I tell what my ringed planet will look like from the surface?

I'm considering writing a fantasy novel which takes place on a world with a ring. This ring is a very important part of the story, and I therefore want to be as accurate as possible in describing what ...
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How could a planet have a 40 hour day cycle with its nights only lasting 3 hours?

In this hypothetical solar system the one habitable planet in question would be at center of two sun stars, one similar to our sun and the other a red dwarf. What kind of effect would this have on the ...
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Would a planet with a 4 year solar orbit have differing seasons?

I'm writing a setting for some fantasy novels, and came up with an idea about weather and climate. The world I'm imagining has an elliptical orbit around a binary system, giving it basically 2 stars....
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About how many planets are plausible for this binary-star system?

I have a binary system in which my world orbits one of the stars, not the pair, in the habitable zone. The stars are relatively close together (because I want the secondary one to shed significant ...
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Seasons/Months on a Habitable Gas Giant Moon

My moon is the basis for a fantasy setting, but I just can't bring myself to abandon science and say "a wizard did it." I want to make the months and seasons realistic, and I want to find a way to ...
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What are the consequences of completely banning fire and burning stuff? [closed]

I was thinking of a world where environmentalists are voted into power, and have decided that humans should no longer pollute the natural resources or cause any sort of disturbance to other living ...
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The view in a binary star system

I am writing a book where there is a binary system with a red and blue star. There is planet with the same properties as earth orbiting in a habitable zone around the 2 stars. The question How ...
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How long is a solar-solar eclipse in a Binary Star System?

Preamble: I have read this thread on single gravity well binary system eclipses. And this one on binary system views. And this one on a gas giant's moon's solar eclipse. And (now) this one on seasons ...
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Can life evolve on planets of this binary system? [closed]

I am considering a system with a primary star and a secondary star. The secondary star orbits the primary star very much like a planet, that means with a somewhat big distance from the primary star. ...
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