>still no games featuring best planet
Life is truly suffering.
>pluto not a planet
What just because a bunch of scientists disagreed that pluto is a planet all of a sudden, no one else can disagree with their disagreements?
Pluto's a planet faggot
>Pluto's a planet faggot
If Pluto is a planet, then Eris is a planet too, Get rid yourself of your ignorance. The only reason Pluto was considered a planet all this time is because USA is butthurt that they discovered exactly 0 planets
Stay mad, faggot. More like someone got mad over their discovered planet not being acknowledged, so decided to debunk the furthest planet in the solar system just to get back at science
Yeah what do those nerds know anyways?
Earth, Venus, Europa
Saturn, Mars, Halley's Comet
Sun, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune, Ceres
Moon, Asteroid Belt, Pluto, Kuiper Belt
Mercury, Nemesis, Oort Cloud
Well, Pluto is still a planet for astrology. If you consider the Schumann resonance those guys might be onto something.
I wouldn't be so quick to disregard the planet that heralds the end of all things.
Why so unimaginative?
>game set on a station held aloft by balloons on a gas planet
>game set on an anti grav station inside a gas planet
>game set on a gas planet with an incredible dense high pressure resistant tower leading to the core which has been converted to a mining hub to facilitate mining the hydrogen and helium on the planet
There now its not just a gas planet anymore
>yfw God is watching us from the darkness of space
Saturn is objectively the best planet out there.
Look at its marvelous rings, naturally flat, creating a beautiful sight for the eyes to see. The gas, so smooth and perfect, a breath-taking achievement of a grand planet.
So why don't you like Saturn, /v/?
In a nutshell, it's a magnetic field around Earth that could affect everything from cellphones to people.
It's not such an absurd idea.
>comparing Santa to God
I'll be floating into the sky to Heaven during the Rapture and laughing as I watch you burn in heathen flames.
s-suspesnion of disbelief, I rule suspension of disbelief, so suspend your disbelief and ENJOY MY FUCKING VIDEOGAME
>Due to its distance from Jupiter's powerful radiation belt, Callisto is subject to only 0.01 rem a day.
> NASA performed a study called HOPE (Revolutionary Concepts for Human Outer Planet Exploration) regarding the future exploration of the Solar System.
>The target chosen was Callisto. It could be possible to build a surface base that would produce fuel for further exploration of the Solar System.
Miranda is a cool moon too.
>you will never see the day where we send an ocean rover there
>you will never see aliens for the first time ever on a live feed in 1080p
>you will never cuddle up with your gf afterwards and whisper "we did it"
It also has the best selection of moons.
The moon itself is like a little mountain with a flat terrain surrounding it. Imagine having a little cabin on the moon Pan near the base of its "mountain", with life sprouting around you thanks to scientific breakthroughs. You circle around Saturn and look at all the objects in it's marvelous rings. Life would be beautiful.
Just think you dense motherfucker. If other planets can somehow 'connect' to this resonance, they would affect us, our mood, our health, and this is pretty much what astrology is about.
>wanting fatty planet with huge red mark on face
Jupiter's gasses are horribly aligned, the parts where other gases meet looks messy and unorganized, whereas Saturn's gases make perfect lines where they collide, causing perfect beauty.
we can accurately calculate all planetary and star positions up to a billion years from now so if you're right an astrologist should be able to use astrology to make accurate predictions about our entire lives
I think both Pluto and Eris should be planets. The only reason Pluto isn't a planet anymore is because the scientists didn't want to add new planets. So they settled on removing one. Btw they call it officially "dwarf planet". Planet is in the name "dwarf planet", yet they say it's not a planet. Confusing.
Is this one of those threads?
I hope it is
Guys, just look at all the stuff around us, the world, our sentience, and the universe's contents. The concept of humans becoming sentient and becoming aware of everything around them is a truly baffling thing. What if humans never thought of the concept of owning land, what if there was never any formations of countries made in the world, what if when we colonized other planets the planets claimed independence from Earth itself, their mother planet? Imagine the scale of humans relative to planets in comparison, imagine Earth in comparison to the sun, imagine the sun in comparison to larger and larger celestial bodies. What if there is life out there, how would we humans handle it? Is there a way humans could advance any further in technology when we reach the age of universality? The concept of being able to think on our own, thinking up new things that don't even exist, and just being you is one that can shiver the spine. Why do us humans find music appealing to the senses? What if music was never invented? Do humans become more and more sentient as we evolve on? Will humans develop a higher form of thinking, the ability to conjure greater scientific accomplishments? Just look around at the world around you, imagine a camera zooming out from where you are sitting right now, slowly zooming out to a largest perspective of the Earth, showing you how puny you are in comparison to this planet that we live on every day. Imagine the view panning out further, to a gigantic sun, with the Earth as insignificant as a particle of dust. If the human race suddenly died out, would our technology, accomplishments, and feats all be in vain? What significance does our race have in this unforgiving universe? What significance do you have?
a yes ye olde "its not objective"
its real but somehow if you disprove its real it doesn't count because its not the truth except it is
the future is objective and anything claiming to predict it must also be objective. Like physics accurately predicting when that dumb idiot who jumped off a building is going to splat into the pavement
>So why don't you like Saturn, /v/?
Because I can't live on it. What a fucking arrogant planet. Hope it goes supernova. OH WAIT it's too pathetic even for that.
Fucking trash planet.
the only reason Pluto was a planet to begin with was because early calculations indicated it was larger than earth
had those calculations been correct Pluto would have never been a planet in the first place
induced ionospheric magnetosphere bitch
but go ahead Ganymede, flaunt your personal magnetosphere its literally the only thing you got and its not even relevant because you're shoved neck deep in Jupiter's
meanwhile I got my bitching active weather system
Well, not everything is objective, black and white; astrologists claim to know predispositions about your life, not when you're going to lose your virginity.
All my readings were accurate thus far, even going back to when I was a kid, and I'm a dubious man. I don't think that much coincidence is possible, mathematically speaking.
We always knew Pluto was small. when I was a kid people would talk about how tiny Pluto was....yet it was considered a planet.
Here should be the qualifications of a planet:
Is it spherical enough?
Does it not orbit around anything?
And does it have enough mass to pull other large objects (moons) into its orbit? (although an object does not need moons to be considered a planet)
Pluto fulfills all three qualifications....in my view it is a planet. Planet, dwarf planet, same fucking thing
Those are difficult and hefty questions, I sometimes worry that humanity will wipe itself out or enter a state of severe decline before we even establish a permanent foothold on another world in the solar system, and what if we do and things on Earth get so bad that the poor bastards have to come home immediately, only Earth can sustain them and Earth is having problems, so much for our two-planet insurance policy then.
And then I see that we humans are focusing too much on Earth, we've become pathologically altruistic and moral and it is like a heavy steel chain weighing us down, weighing our potential down.
If we returned to the era of Empires, of homogenous nations not overran by immigration, imagine then what great wonder of science and space exploration we can achieve with a stable, educated and safe population, having eliminated all hardships in their homelands they set their eyes for the stars, this is the opposite of what is happening now in Europe.
We are squandering our great potential right now, and it's so frustrating. Consider the frightening possibility that intelligent life is so precious and rare that we are the only ones to arise in the entirety of the solar system, now consider that we are currently squandering our future, advancing into space at a snail's crawl, all the while making our situation on Earth ever more desperate.
Is there no end to this madness, the vastness of our solar system is up for grabs, up for colonization, but we're still stuck on our home world, for god knows how long.
What could have been..
>All my readings were accurate thus far
that's because they're trained entertainers. They begin with vague bullshit questions, wait for you to latch onto something, then make general statements based upon what they can tell about your personality and status.
there's no "greater power" guiding you or some mystical force influencing our lives. We're nothing but very advanced physics that's managed to become self aware. We're all organic machines nothing more nothing less
>he doesn't watch documentaries on space shit
>We always knew Pluto was small
no we didn't, at first Pluto was thought to be large enough to affect Neptune's orbit
and calling Pluto a planet does nothing save for having to include 20 other objects that are basically "pluto but larger".
>It's easy to predict the future with vague statements
No shit, you can't predict anything specific, so even if astrology is true it's no more reliable than guessing based on likelihoods.
The closest thing I have to a "phobia" is that we'll blow through all our resources and collapse to a roughly middle ages level of tech.
Without the long-exhausted surface fossil fuels we could never "redo" the Industrial Revolution.
So we'd be stuck fucking plow pushing shit farmers living out meaningless lives in the decaying ruins of a much superior civilization. Until a meteor kills us off with no warning since telescopes are extinct
Focus yourself on goals that'll make the world better for all, even though the weak and irrelevant will always exist, you can't change that. We're still all humans and humans look out for each other. Make yourself work where you can make a difference. Do your part.
>There are black holes not tied to any orbit and are casually drifting in space, unnoticed.
because like everything else they'll break down eventually without us being able to recreate them because all of society broke down as well
basically either we get fusion working before we run out of coal or we're fucked as a planet
>And does it have enough mass to pull other large objects (moons) into its orbit?
Fun fact: Our moon is both larger and a lot more massive than pluto. If one were to orbit the other, it would be pluto orbiting our moon.
Our. Fucking. Moon.
Face it, it's not a planet, it's a shitty little rock in the middle of nowhere with very little real relevance to anybody except butthurt americans.
>The closest thing I have to a "phobia" is that we'll blow through all our resources and collapse to a roughly middle ages level of tech.
That's the worry I have that I wrote about.
It's a frightening possibility, not to mention the plethora of space junk and satellites we have in orbit.
God forbid theres a WWIII the first such war to see space as a battlefield and in the scramble to deprive the enemy of information and and advantage in space, we deprive ourselves of access to a safe LEO and beyond should the unthinkable Kessler syndrome occur by nations hell bent on wiping enemy technology and not caring about the consequences.
I can't see the US doing it, they have the X-37B and possible future version that could easily locate, and deorbit or capture and enemy satellite, but a nation like China or Russia or so might not give a shit and blast the satellite from a long range missile making LEO that much more dangerous to inhabit and travel in.
Commercial ventures in LEO might lose their appeal if the risk of striking space junk and debris increases to 40% or something, then these ventures might lose client and interest and we would set back our progress in space even further.
That's just a worst case scenario though, but one to keep in mind.
>More population than every other planet in the solar system combined.
>Has vegetation, suitable for human life.
>Has its own day.
>You live on it.
Why haven't you acknowledged what the best planet is already?
>mfw my #1 fear is a stealthed blackhole, black-ice comet, or some kind of unseen meteor will smash into earth and we'll all die suddenly with no warning
If we're all going to die I atleast want 10-20 minutes warning or something.
>a blackhole could enter a wormhole that spits out right inside your face
What is Halo 2?
Imagine being an outside observer, something like an omnipresent deity, watching humanity expand through their galaxy. These little specs of sentient dust moving from world to world, trying to make sense of their place in a universe that gives them no meaning. Like ants taking over a playground, their tiny ships moving across the vast fabric of space.
Why can't Space Engine + Spore be a thing? That'd be my perfect game.
>a human made probe has left the sphere of influence of our Sun
>it travels now on a wayward journey nowhere into the depths of space
I want a videogame where halfway in you detect the Voyager probes and everyone is puzzled and stunned and confused and then the disc is analyzed and played back correctly, they see the inscriptions and see men and women looking just like them, exhilarated and on the verge of tears an expedition is sent to the coordinates.
you arrive at the former location of the planet Earth, but nothing is there, just a white dwarf some hundred million miles away, scanner detects no signs of life in the solar system
>That sound around 1:00 where it sounds like someone screaming.
Of all the people on this site, faggots who get frustrated by edgy are probably the ones I like the least, the fact that it bothers you that much means that you are probably and edgelord who hates being called on his shit
Jupiter is fairly skinny right now, when it was born Jupiter had twice the size it currently has. It generates 80% of its heat by contracting
Also Jupiter's core has so much pressure H2O ice exists at 36000 K
>a gigantic object of the size of Mars suddenly crashes into the opposite side of the planet than you're at
>you get hold of the information literally in the moment it crashes
Imagine the wait.
>tfw no hypergiant visible will never explode in your lifetime
Mercury has such a weird orbit around the sun that during its longest day the sun will pass halfway across the sky, moves backwards and then starts moving forwards again
basically you think the sun is setting but suddenly that motherfucker starts moving fucking BACKWARDS giving you even more heat
Titan moon is fucking awesome.
The only moon in our solar system with an atmosphere.
Titan has lakes rivers and oceans, except it's not water but liquid methane and ethane.
>The very high ratio of atmospheric density to surface gravity also greatly reduces the wingspan needed for an aircraft to maintain lift, so much so that a human would be able to strap on wings and easily fly through the atmosphere
See the radio signals being posted? Like that. I'm not sure how they'd affect us biologically, though.
Then again, some people get heavy headaches when exposed to low frequency sounds.
The definition of a planet: Stable orbit that doesn't intersect with another planet
Definition of moon: Orbits a planet
Earth could orbit jupiter and would be considered a moon
>tfw no giant gf gas planet
why do i even live /v/?
>tfw theres going to be a hypernova that will go off within your lifetime
Far enough away that it won't affect us, big enough that it'll be as bright as a second full moon. Cosmos talked a bit about it, shits gonna be cash.
>tfw I've woken up several times in absolute panic when my bedroom windows are too bright, fearing a supernova
they tend to get foggy so the morning lights make it seem like it's the end of the world
Gonna post some tilt-shift photos of space.
Tilt-Shifting involves literally tilting and shifting the camera lens to fuck with the DOF, making the object appear small.
There is a rocky core for sure, but it's gas almost all the way through
>not maining plunto
in 50 million years Phobos is going to either collide with mars or be ripped apart into a ring of dust
also have a picture taken by Curiosity of Phobos
Ain't Jupiter a guy?
>Mercury - gottagofast dude who's always on top of the next popular hashtag
>Venus - do I have to say it
>Earth - kind maternal figure who helps the African American asteroids at the planetary YMCA
>Mars - belligerent male
>Jupiter - beer-bellied father of the other planets
>Saturn - Jupiter's wife
>Neptune - Jupiter's mistress who Saturn's suspicious of
>Uranus - likes Neptune, but is a hopeless beta
>Pluto - hobo
You know the name of that star perhaps?
Not sure, thers bound to be info on it somewhere.
Basically a star is trying to just nova, but an orbiting white dwarf is keeping it in check until the energy building up goes to hyper levels.
Interesting. Sorta like Titan's natural gas lakes, right?
>you arrive at the location of the planet Earth, it is a dark grey planet, storm raging across the landscape, scanners detect lethal radiation levels across the planet, no life signs detected >on the nearby moon there are a few structures dotted across the landscape, they appear to be mining and research bases centered mainly around the south pole,with a few stations orbiting the moon as well, no life signs detected
I like the idea of this sort of thing in videogames, where the character doesn't know whats happening or who these people were but they look just like them, yet the player is all too fully aware that was Earth, that was the Moon, the farthest humans have ever gone, and voyager the farthest our presence ever extended.
Make sure to jump to the last few seconds.
Also, all of you in this thread need to play Outer Wilds. It's free!
I don't remember Sagan mentioning that, and I haven't seen all of the latest Cosmos reboot.
Personally I like these kind of stories (HFY)
Imagine it, everything begins to be whiter and whiter until blam, you're dead
i have a soft spot for trans so eagle nebula is the best
>god is watching us
not really. you're just looking at it from an odd angle, this is what it would look like if you saw it sideways
If Pluto is a planet, then there are about 50,000 planets. When I went to school, there were two known transneptunian objects, Pluto, and its moon. Now, there have been tens of thousands discovered, and it is nonsense to say that they are planets. It's not even the biggest non-planet out there.
HFY is the best shit ever, yeah.
My story is technically HFY because humans found Earth, meaning there are other humans miraculously in the galaxy and have advanced space travel, just not us, we wiped ourselves out.
Turns out that Earth was a seed world for a Galactic Human Empire, one of many that were established to breed a new species of humanity on some of the toughest worlds
That would be even cooler. Having risen to the apex predator of their world, that part of humanity went and wiped itself out before being able to colonize the solar system.
>The only moon in our solar system with an atmosphere.
>so much so that a human would be able to strap on wings and easily fly through the atmosphere
For these reasons alone Titan is fucking god tier
Some space vidya, anyone playing/following Elite: Dangerous? Loving the space and sound design they have so far.
That sound of the drives spinning down at the end.
We probably wouldn't exist without Jupiter where it is today, its keeping us safe after all.
You aren't even the best solar system, let alone one that has the best planet.
Eat shit earthtards.
>be on mercury
>no light scatter
>everything is lit up like a fucking christmas tree on fire or 100% black if it's a shadow
Imagine wallking on that.
You there alone in a spacesuit
with hell of a thermal regulation system.
Just taking a walk in the Sun.
>Earth could orbit jupiter and would be considered a moon
Yes I know, so what? That doesn't help make Pluto any less of a pathetic snowball. The only value it carries is historical, that's it.
People need to let go of it.
>We probably wouldn't exist without Jupiter where it is today, its keeping us safe after all.
>this is what Jupiterfags actually believe
Jupiter's gravity has pulled far more asteroids into the inner solar system then not
Uranus and Neptune are not Jovian gas planets like they told us in high school. They literally don't know what they are made of internally and have always just made shit up about this stuff as they go along. They don't even know shot about Jupiter. When they crashed Galileo into it, they never released photos but changed all of their renders to something much more atmospheric. It also took much longer to burn up than they anticipated and amateur astronomers reported a giant shadowy area on Jupiter indicating it may have caused some sort of reaction.
I guess what I'm saying is we shouldn't blindingly trust these liars to tell us anything other than lies. Science is based on consensus and consensus is as strong as the weakest link. Cancerous group think has never led to progress.
>Jupiter's gravity has pulled far more asteroids into the inner solar system then not
And that's the exact reason why we should be grateful for Jupiter. If it wasn't for the heavy bombardment, water wouldn't have formed on its own probably.
>A-aliens are dumb they must crash their ships on our planet because they are so dumb, here look at some Humanity fuck yeah fanfiction I wrote up to prove how cool humans are compared to aliens
That's cute earthtard, well at least all that advanced technology you have makes your boring days better, oh wait you don't have any. Fucking primitive 3rd world planets.
>The Kessler syndrome is especially insidious because of the "domino effect" and "feedback runaway" wherein impacts between objects of sizable mass spalls off debris from the force of collision. The shrapnel can then hit other objects, creating even more space debris: if a large enough collision or explosion were to occur, such as between a space station and a defunct satellite, or as the result of hostile actions in space, then the resulting debris cascade could render low Earth orbit essentially impassable.
Real life will be Armored Core soon.
its the heaviest star we know of
its 265 times more massive than the Sun and 7 million times brighter. Its so utterly and completely massive the only way it could have formed was out of the collision of 2 or more Hypergiants and its eventual Hypernova will be powerful enough to rip the singularity formed at its center to shreds
So what you're saying is our little Pluto will one day will wonder off our system and be lost in space for all eternity followed by our moon that's slowly drifting away as well.
If you have a good computer you niggers need to play space engine
The immensity of the universe and all the planets you can explore overloads my brain and gives me a tingly feeling, bordering on depressingly insignificance.
>tfw exceptionally smart
>tfw exceeded all expectations
>tfw studying a med uni
>tfw great gf
>tfw not happy
>that feel when the guy I replied to feel
I just don't know anymore man
Remember watching a documentary that said that our moon has been slowly drifting away until it loses grip and drifts away and that it really close to us like around the time dinosaurs went extinct.
Wonder how that got past fact checking.
>its eventual Hypernova will be powerful enough to rip the singularity formed at its center to shreds
What? Please explain.
Is it super dense? I would have though Canis Majoris is the the heaviest one.
I like things that we will never ever know, like the furthest and oldest known object.
We are looking at a phantom, something that is not there and its secrets, its story, will never be known to us.
I am sorry, but there are too many fantastic nebulae to count
Had to halve the resolution, dunno if the awesome description were saved in the editing or by 4chan, so go find the original
the forces generated by the hypernova of R136a1 will be so immense they will be to much for a singularity to exist within it for longer than a few microseconds
no black hole will be formed because the explosion is THAT massive
VY Canis Majoris is only 20 times the sun's mass. Its not a particularly dense star just incredibly large
This star is more than 10 times heavier than VY Canis Majoris, its indeed incredibly dense
>china will get there first
>america will still be infighting over inane bullshit
>due to the atmosphere on Titan, raindrops fall in slow motion and they are the size of golfballs
>the rain isn't water but liquid methan and ethane
>those feels you get when looking at the Hubble Deep Field
>eating hamburgers once a week is obrigatory
>humans are known in the entire galaxy for their love of hamburgers
>they blame things like this on programming errors
>when it's actually the machines trying to rise up and kill us all
>VY Canis Majoris is so large, that if an airplane traveling 900 km/h were to circle it, it would take over 1100 years to make one journey!
>not remembering they came from uranus
USA, Russia please lift the ban on upper atmosphere nuclear testing
I want project orion to become reality dammit
>people give too much of a shit about oil and drugs for everyone to come together and get off this rock
>billions of American dollars go towards giving their idiots guns to shoot at people in turbans instead
Can we at least get a base on the moon in the next 50 years, please?
>each dot, each spec, each large blob is a galaxy
>a galaxy containing at minimum 200 Billion stars
>each star containing planets, moons, asteroid belts, gas giants, comets
>in between solar systems there are rogue planets, nebulae, patches of dust and magnetars, pulsar, quasars
>at the center of every single galaxy in that image, and of our own galaxy there resides a supermassive black hole.
Sublime, there is no other word for this feeling, this realization. Just sublime.
This is the lamest shit I have ever read, we need to stop being pussies.
It should be right by conquest.
>tfw born too soon to be a peasant on some back water world while the space kings are fighting the Space 100 year war
>it would take over 7,000,000,000,000,000 (7 Quadrillion) Earths or 7,000,000,000 (7 Billion) Suns to fill VY Canis Majoris.
>Betelgeuse is going hypernova soon
Thank god for videogames, so we can simulate to a realistic degree that which we as a society were too stupid and short-sighted to make it come to reality and advance our species.
>result of the telescope being pointed at what looked like an empty piece of sky
>each and every single speck is an entire galaxy
>some of the dots in that picture were some of the first galaxies to be created after the big bang, their light finally reaching us after a journey that spanned eons
I fucking love space
That's us! Taken from 6 billion kilometers away.
> take a nap and nearly miss an awesome space thread
you will never see Andromeda and the Milky Way engaging in their last cosmic dance as they are both annihilated and a new galaxy is created amidst a massive wave birthing millions of new stars
>Space is dead
>Politicians make promises that they then purposely underfund to get votes and cut costs at the real cost of failing to ever make progress
>These people have killed, and will continue to kill the dream of millions to spend on overpriced private army contracts, bloated pensions, bloated social spending that won't ever produce any advancement
>Instead of creating a symbol of hope for scientific progress and human ingenuity for a new generation they have created nothing and left their children with ruin and debt with nothing to show for it