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How quickly could a Norse longboat get from Denmark to “Vinland” (Newfoundland) and beyond?

Alright, departing from my usual fantasy setting to something of a thought experiment. Let's say, for argument's sake, some Dane longboat captain in the 10th or 11th century worked out how to make a ...
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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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How would I create a planet with exaggerated aurora?

I want to create an earth-like planet with massive aurora, visible during the day, and from the equator. How would I go about doing this? Do I increase the strength of the planet's electromagnetic ...
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How big does a moon have to be to have the earth locked to it?

I would like a earth-moon system like Pluto-Charon (but with earth instead of Pluto) where both will be tidally locked to each other within something like 3 billion years (before complex life appears)....
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Practicality of Zeppelins for Temporary Agricultural Irrigation?

I'm building a colony that is an unintended eclectic museum of simultaneous, anachronistic stages of industry: Industrial, Machine Age, and Atomic+ (onward into more esoteric, advanced technologies ...
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Is it possible an ice line from pole to pole in a tidally locked Earth-like moon?

I am aware that there are a lot of answers explaining the fundamentals of a tidally locked "Earth-like" moon around a giant gas planet. For example this one: Habitable moon of a gas giant: working out ...
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Increasing structural integrity on Phobos, is it possible?

In Warlords Phobos is comparable to Ellis Island for Mars with its surface being home to many decent sized colonies and space ports (making use of the close proximity of Phobos to Mars) that ...
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What factors would deternine the evolutionary pathways of chaos spawn?

In this world there are certain areas that are heavily radiated with energy that seeps in from another realm. In these places, evil creatures are born from out of nothing called chaos spawn. They ...
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Extinction Equilibrium: 50%

The last time I asked a worldbuilding extinction question, I asked on what sorts of factors would create an extinction event in which 96% of all terrestrial species and only 70% of marine species died ...