The new randoms. "spoilers"

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The new randoms. "spoilers"

Post by sob » Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:54 pm

Let talk about the new randoms note if you do no not want to know about the new randoms do not go beyond this post
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Post by GildedBear » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:50 pm

There are new randoms, beyond the proteans? I totally need to play more. *mumbles* stupid responsibility making not play Sots when I have school work to do.

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Post by sob » Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:06 pm

GildedBear wrote:There are new randoms, beyond the proteans? I totally need to play more. *mumbles* stupid responsibility making not play Sots when I have school work to do.

Dont know if they active but they there
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Post by Mockery » Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:34 am

I've seen a gardener appear on the map, and I've heard mention of a neutron star with neutron star fleets. About all I can give you.

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Post by SFS Lovenought » Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:05 am

How can anything constructed of neutronium or originating from a Neutron star travel the galaxy?
Let me present you a quote.

"Neutronium was the material used in the hull of the doomsday machine in Star Trek.

Now I'm not terribly sure what the mechanical properties of neutronium would be like. It certainly is very dense (about a billion tons per cm3, about the volume of the end of your little finger), but it interacts with matter only weakly. I would expect both it to be pretty inefficient at stopping both electromagnetic radiation (neutrons only have a magnetic moment), and matter.

However in reality there's a somewhat bigger problem. When neutrons are outside of the nucleus of atoms, or are outside the huge pressure that exists in neutron stars, they have a half life of about 10 minutes. To make it even more awkward, when a neutron decays, it releases about a MeV of energy. So put a few extra numbers into this, like a mole of neutrons (6e23 neutrons) weighs about a gram, and a ton of TNT is 4e9 Joules and you can work out that just the neutrons in your typical human (about half your body weight), will release about the same energy as a megaton (one million tons of TNT). A little more scratching around on half life calculations and you can work out that if you have a half life of 10 minutes, then you will release about 1 part in 1000 of its total energy in the very first second.

This means that if you could extract merely a ml of neutronium, and free it from that immense pressure, then it would release the same energy as 15 million Czar bombs (the largest man-made bomb ever) in the very first second."

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Post by Breniir » Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:42 pm

I haven't seen one yet, but my speculation is that the neutron star is a remnant from a supernova, and acts like a nastier comet encounter. For a realistic comparison, the neutron star of the crab nebula was kicked to one side and is traveling at a very high velocity (obviously not FTL though). The thought is that some supernovae are not exactly symmetrical, and may throw the neutron star or black hole out of the supernova one direction or another.

If a SOTS planet is in the way of the neutron star, hilarity or death ensues. :o
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Post by Tarrak » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:34 am

Actually a neutron star is the result of a relatively small nova, a supernova results in a black hole. Hence the name of supernova really. In any case it is a pretty unpleasant thing to run into with it's gravity and radiation emissions.
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Post by mrelegos » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:50 am

...Actually, a supernova can result in a variety of effects.

There are two main types.

The first is known as an accreting binary where a white dwarf gathers more and more material from a star it is orbiting until it passes a certain limit, causing a supernova of a fixed intensity. These kinds of supernovas are used as what's known as "standard candles" in astrophysics. Since they have a fixed absolute luminosity, by observing their observed luminosity, we can deduce their distance to earth.

The next is where a giant star is large enough that it is considered a red supergiant. Once it burns through the core from hydrogen to helium to carbon to oxygen etc all the way to iron, it can no longer support itself against its gravity, which leads to internal pressure changes leading to supernova.

What happens next depends on the stars mass. If the star is below a certain limit, it will become a neutron star. However, if a star still possesses enough mass after losing most of it from the supernova (typically about 90%) that it surpasses the chandrasekhar limit, it will form a black hole.

I hope this helps.
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Post by Azrael Ultima » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:52 pm

By "giant planet" you meant a "giant star", didn't you?
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Post by mrelegos » Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:26 pm

Yes. Yes I did. This is why you don't post astrophysics rants at 2am
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Post by Azrael Ultima » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:30 pm

Well, at least we now know who to hold responsible if jupiter goes kablooey.
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Re: The new randoms. "spoilers"

Post by mrelegos » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:52 pm

Yup. Ranting Astrophysics professors at 2am. Thankfully, I'm only an undergraduate, so I can't actually cause nonsensical supernovae ;)
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