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2 weeks day, 2 weeks night, how would the sleeping pattern of the planet's dominant species work with a 28 'day' Day?

Okay, so I have this binary planet system. The main planet a bit bigger than earth with a size appropriate moon-planet. Both are habitable and with a humanoid species that evolved there. But, I know ...
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Would a sleeper ship need artificial gravity?

If all of the crew and passengers of an interstellar craft were in suspended animation except prior to Earth departure and just before destination arrival, would they need artificial gravity (through ...
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Plausibility and benefits of relatively short-term suspended-animation via hibernation?

I have a crew that need to spend a couple years traveling via spaceship. Because it's inefficient to have to provide every passenger with living-space and rations, I'd much prefer if it were ...
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What is the longest something could hibernate?

I'm my previous question I asked about the longevity of caves, now I'd like to figure out the longevity of the cave dwellers. Specifically, I'd like to put some bounds on how long they can hibernate. ...
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Realistic underground shelters for long time hibernation for mainly humans

Short variant of question: I have few big natural caves (really big). I want to transform it into shelters capable of keeping ~2.000.000 humans in hibernation, sleep, suspended animation or other ...