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How would a floating island work? [duplicate]

Your basic, average floating sky island. How would a floating island 1. Get up high, and 2. Stay up. Here's the info you need to work with: The planet is Earth-like (supports earth like life) The ...
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The World of Floating Islands [duplicate]

If there was a world of air and clouds with the only solid floating then how would this be? What are the possible ways for these islands to float. This is assuming they were almost like small, ...
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How would floating islands work? [duplicate]

Soaring among the clouds over an earth-like planet, islands... on which fortresses are built for strategic advantage, on which stations for the dragon air force are built, and which can be relatively ...
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What gravity/atmosphere would be needed to allow chunks of land to float inside a planet's atmosphere like in the Manga “One Piece”? [duplicate]

It's a fantasy setting, and the world is crazy, but has anyone tried to science it? Weather patterns that are unstable only around what are essentially the Equator and the Greenwich, that change ...
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Could a planet have a core of anything other than iron?

Specifically, I was wondering if a core of magnitite or some such other magnetic metal could be a planet's core. This is in relation to my other question, found here: Can airborne floating/flying ...
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Would the sunset look similar to ours on a floating-island earth?

Assume that this earth is celestially equivalent to ours: e.g. same solar system, same position, same orbit, etc. Would the sunset look similar to ours on a floating-island earth? The earth itself ...
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Life on a gas giant?

I know of the conceptualized "Sinkers", "Floaters" and "Hunters" that Carl Sagan and Edwin Salpeter of Cornell conceived of - as possible life forms that might inhabit a gas giant. At the time they ...
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Floating cities with a new superconductor

Inspired by this great answer. There is a planet with: Floatium, a superconductor that behaves as such at 0 ºC and is found in nature. A stronger magnetic field than Earth's. In really cold areas I ...
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Can a planets magnetic field be strong enough to make floating continents?

I have a planet similar to Venus(similar size and atmosphere) that has floating continents in the atmosphere due to strong magnetic fields. If it is possible, what would the continents need to be made ...
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Using magnetic repulsion to build zombie-proof building

There has been much thought on how to create a zombie-proof building but I think I have this figured out. I propose a building that covers an area of about one city block, so: 264 x 900 ft, that ...
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Floating City for 1 billion people

I'm currently planning for my own new story, and in one point in time there will be a city somewhere on the Atlantic Ocean which has to have the space resources necessary to sustain for around 1 ...
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Floating cities with a new superconductor v2

I made a question regarding floating cities coming from a misunderstanding of this great answer. Luckily one comment showed me how floating cities could be possible in a slightly different scenario. ...