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Questions tagged [clouds]

For questions about clouds (formation, appearence, features)

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Would a flying superhuman leave a contrail behind?

I'm writing a speculative fiction story that includes superhumans, and I'm trying to get some of the specifics nailed down. Several of my superhumans have the typical powers of flight, usually able to ...
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How can I ensure my Evil Tower is always stormy?

It's been a good year for me as an Evil Overlord. Lots of princess kidnapping turned into sizable ransoms, several of my Doomsday Devices were sold for high prices at auction, and my Minions have been ...
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Clouds on a planet surrounded by a giant “meridian” wall

I am writing a fan-fiction (thus the world that my story is set in is not mine though some modifications can be done in accordance to my story's timeline and setting in relation to the canon universe) ...
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Is it possible to detect a flying creature hiding inside a cloud with our current technology?

In my story, flying creatures rule the sky. These creatures are usually tiny like an eagle or a vulture compared to huge (cumulus/cumulonimbus) clouds and these creatures always hunt and hide as ...
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Red clouds with a blue sky

Is there anything that could change the colors of the clouds while still maintaining the sky blue? Or any other color for the clouds, except blue. You can use our solar system as a basis for this. ...
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How strong could a land of ice clouds be?

In my world, there is a forest of giant trees on both polars. The trees create a canopy that is perpetually covered in ice. This frozen canopy extends so high that it supports a "land" of frozen ...
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What would the clouds of a planet with 100% surface water look like?

A planet in one of my solar systems has 100% of its surface covered in deep water, many hundreds of kilometers deep. Some criteria relating to the planet. It's fairly close to its host, a sunlike ...
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Could a Saturn-like hexagonal cloud be possible in an earth-like planet?

On saturn's north pole there is a hexagonal cloud which does not move. My question is: is it possible to theoretically make a hexagonal cloud on an earth-like planet? And furthermore, is it possible ...
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Multi-colored Clouds

A little while back, I went to see Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (honestly unsure of what reaction this is going to get), and there was a particular scene that showed a desert planet's ...