Planet Building - Planetary StructureSo, Planet X is orbiting a yellow star and a red dwarf in a binary system and has 3 moons, now what?Planet Building - Planetary Structure2 hours ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Now that you have your star system and satellites sorted, it’s time to start putting the pieces together and building the actual planet. It is important to understand how all the elements of your star system will impact the formation of your planet, and how your planet’s own internal structure will contribute to its ability to support life in a plausible way.
As we began our stellar system with the star, we will begin our planet with its heart, the core. When a planet forms, large amounts of dust and debris from the stel
EclipseYou are, as every lovesick poet says, the sunEclipse8 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
And I am the moon;
I don't revolve around you,
But whenever I can I try to reflect your light.
If we were to meet it would be catastrophic-
Not just for me, but for everything I do revolve around;
So we can't be as close as I would like
But sometimes, if I'm lucky, I get to share your sky.
I am the moon, and you are the sun;
You'll never even notice me
Except perhaps when I stand between you
And some small part of what revolves around you.
I am not as important as a planet;
I never even thought I was
And that's why, although you're the one who's distant,
It's me who is eclipsed.
The NightlandUp north, it never really got dark.The Nightland3 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The sun, a small white circle of warm ice, would be high in the sky all day and most of the night, only allowing for a meager few hours of would-be-darkness. And even when it set, a small line of red would be ever present on the horizon, while the light clung onto the landscape with a faint but tireless will to survive. Snowflowers would never close their petals, and animals had long since adopted a sleep pattern that barely included any sleep at all, leading scholars to speculate that they regained their energy through photosynthesis.
Indeed, it never really got dark in the north. In the summer, th
Planet Building - The Stellar ScaleThere are millions of variations of planets. Unfortunately, there is only one variation we know of that is guaranteed to be able to support life, and that’s the one you’re standing on. What we have here on Earth is the perfectly balanced formula for creating a habitable planet with life. But what if you don’t want to set your story on Earth or its intergalactic clone? What if you want your Planet X to be different, to have two suns, or six moons? There’s no reason you can’t have those things, but once you start playing with the formula it is important to understand that the end result will change.Planet Building - The Stellar Scale2 hours ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This