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Help with a planet that resembles Mercury: double sunset/sunrise etc
I'm new. I'm here because I need help for the geography of a fantasy planet I'm building. I don't want to be scientific, but I also want that my planet is credible. I imagined a planet that has maybe ...
The Smallest Sun
What is the smallest sun that can exist in nature? Could a civilization develop an artificial sun that will fit inside the planet?
How can a magic civilization stop their sun from dying?
Hypothesis: In application of the laws of thermodynamics (conservation of energy) it could be that the sun's energy was (almost) depleted to perform feats of magic (energy was taken from the sun). ...
Would it be possible for a planet to have long nights and still be warm? [closed]
Hypothetically, could a swamp planet with long nights exist? Additionally, would it be possible for this same planet to have two moons and a sun?
What is the plausibility of people living on a planet with two suns? [closed]
Some of my characters travel to a planet orbiting two suns. They don't spend long there and it's implied some other species lived there before but don't anymore. Is this possible? Would two suns ...
How would a planet with three suns, orbiting only one work?
Okay, I am planning to make a planet that has three suns, and orbits one of them. Each of the suns has its own orbital path, so it's possible for the planet to have one sun, two suns, or three suns in ...
How would the synodic period of Venus change if both Venus and Earth were moved equal distances away from the Sun? [closed]
Let us say that Earth and Venus are both moved 10 million additional miles from the sun. How would the synodic period of Venus appear to change for an observer on Earth? If 584 days is Venus' current ...
Planet Orbital Zone and Year Length
So I'm building a fantasy world that takes place on a planet with a circumference of about 18,500 miles (it's average temperature is 40℉), and it orbits a Blue-Giant. How long would a year be, and how ...
What percentage of the Sun's energy can you capture with a Dyson swarm?
My secret society is planning to advance humanity as much as possible and they have decided the best way is to build a Dyson swarm. Still, they don't know how much power from the Sun they would be ...
What would something as hot as the sun do to its surroundings on Earth? [closed]
Introducing sun boy, he has the magical ability to maintain a constant body temperature equal to the surface of the sun. What would be his effect on his surroundings? Would he just vapourise ...
how would you call a star when referring to a "sunset" or "sunrise" [closed]
So, I've been developing a worldbuilding project, and I have an issue with this one planet's star, the planet it's called Xin Anhui, that means "new Anhui" a province in China, based on the ...
How would the color of the sun effect the color of the plants [duplicate]
For example, what would plants look like under a red giant? something like that. thanks
Is it possible to have a habitable planet with 2 sun that have sunset for one and sunrise for the other at the same time?
One of my characters is a bit of a romantic, he also have a post singularity fleet of spaceships at his disposal which he plans on using to scour the galaxy to find what he considers the ultimate ...
What will exactly happen if a small amount of iron from the sun's core were teleported to the Earth's surface?
It is obvious that the surrounding area will become extremely hot, but I want to know other consequences if enough iron to make a sword were to be teleported to earth. Would it be possible to make a ...
Endless global night.. but an agreeable climate, how come?
How would my planet develop an acceptable climate, without a sun ? There is no (visible) sun, but the climate permits STP, and there are 1 or more luminous, rocky moons providing some light. Perhaps ...
How far away would you need to be to survive a jet of stellar plasma on the surface of a "planet" built around a sun?
So, I'm considering writing a story, and one of the settings is a world created by a powerful wizard millions of years ago, by opening a thousand portals to gate in a thousand Earth-like worlds that ...
What are some means of subjecting Earth to a constant magnetic field imbalance capable of damaging or shutting down unshielded electronics?
I'm trying to make an alt-history in which electronics are constantly effected by higher-than-normal background magnetic effects - think a constant geomagnetic storm, except not necessarily caused by ...
What would be the consequences for microelectronics if the Sun caused more coronal mass ejections?
Let's say that the Sun, instead of being the relatively tame star it is IRL, constantly sends out low-level but unpredictable coronal mass ejections that aren't enough to negatively affect life but do ...
Can an asteroid go through the sun?
I'm looking into a story where the Earth is hit by an asteroid going very fast. This must be a complete surprise and I want to go a mile further than just giving the entirely valid solution of it ...
How could physics possibly explain the sun hanging motionless in the sky?
Right at twilight, the sun stops setting. It just stays in the same spot in the sky permanently. What would have to happen in physics for this to happen? Would there need to be an event prior to this? ...
If Earth started to lose mass, how would this affect its orbit around the sun?
Im building a world where the matter in the inner layers of the Earth starts to be replaced by a much lighter element causing earth to lose its mass. Would this eventually cause the Earth to leave the ...
World building - Sky color, star class based on the color of the plants [duplicate]
Starting a new project here If my plant foliage is blue-green/turquoise and my under water plant are in the reddish-brown/ochre color - What color should the sky be (mid day and dawn/dusk) and what ...
Hosting Life Near an Anti-Star
An anti-star is a star that produces energy via antimatter annihilation. As annihilation is 100% efficient at turning matter into energy, an anti-star the mass of the Sun produces 100 times as much ...