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    EOW 89 An Entirely Man-made Planet, viewed from Space

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    EOW 89 An Entirely Man-made Planet, viewed from Space

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    how is it made?
    hows is it sustained
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    spaceships?
    We've all seen the death star, howsa about soething different
    doens't have to be round
    what kind of star is it orbiting?



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    Last edited by chaosrocks; July 21st, 2008 at 08:33 AM.
    To see the world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.

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    heehee, I'm in 100%.... except the deadline is today!?! LOL

    I'm sure Chaos will fix that ... oh and awesome topic

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    Ooooh sounds cool-- I love thinking about this stuff!

    BUT I have some questions, if you'll permit me to play a nerdy lawyer.

    Where is the line drawn between a space station and a planet? The reason I ask is mainly threefold:

    1. Regarding shape, when objects get to be a certain mass, the object's internal gravity, pulling evenly from every angle, causes it to be spherical (least surface area). My point is that any manmade thing with enormous mass that's NOT a sphere would be "torn in" (there are some exceptions, but Larry Niven took the best one). But my point is that, unless this thing was smaller than a conventional planet, any other geometric shape wouldn't really work.

    2. Can I assume that the definition of a planet is that it orbits a star? (Because if you define a planet as something that has its own gravity, what about a gigantic space station that uses centripetal force as its gravity and doesn't orbit a sun?)

    3. Does this planet have to be a single "unit"? I want to show more a less a connected "network", the sum of which might equal the mass of Earth, but, when spread out, wouldn't get the problem I mentioned in "1."


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    4. Does a black hole count as a star?

    5. Am I overanalyzing this?


    So, yeah, sorry for going all lawyer on you guys but I'd hate to get started on an idea and find out it doesn't qualify as an actual "planet".

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    funny one thought I had was a connected network of sorts as well. I doubt Chaos will be too picky, I'm sure most of our ideas will be fine, but then again I don't really want to try and answer for her soooo.....

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    sorry about the date...coulda sworn I changed. Fixed

    1.Nivin figured out a way, im sure you can too, although spherical is ok, it isn't mandatory.

    2. yes a planet orbits around a sun. and is large enough to contain complete human societal units. I am willing to accept some loose definitions of sun. for example a microminiture planet that orbits around a living creature using the living creature as an energy source, might be acceptable. the thing around which the planet orbit must be the energy source for the planet.

    3. I have no objections to networks.

    4. I doubt if you could orbit a black hole, it would suck. literally.

    5. yes

    note: SPECIFIED>>>>MAN MADE.... inhabitants are Human with all the needs and limitations of the human body
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    Ok, thanks Chaos!

    By the way, what a cool idea of an organism as a star!

    Also, most people don't think of it this way, but it actually is possible to orbit around black holes without being sucked in, just like it is for a satellite in Earth to orbit it without being sucked down to it. The civilization would have to watch they don't get too close and pass the "event horizon (surface)".
    Maybe it could feed on the heat/radiation the Hole belches...

    Nah, as much fun as a Hole might be to paint, I think I'll stick to the conventional star.
    Last edited by Zirngibism; July 21st, 2008 at 11:59 AM.

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    On a more serious note:

    Does the 'Sun' (for better of a better word) have to look like a sun? Can it also be man made? Can it be a long tube that this man-made planet orbits in order to sustain life?

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    as long as you don't violate the second law of thermodynamics too badly
    energy has to come from somewhere.

    YEAH I KNEW SOME LOVELY CREATIVE PERSON WOULD COME UP WITHTHE DEATHSTAR.....PLEASE LET THAT BE IT'S LAST APPEARANCE IN THIS THREAD...THANK YOU
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    Hey Rist how did you hack that original design I had going from my computer before I even had a chance to post it?!? Now I've gotta start from scratch, THANKS!

    Actually though, I do have a question for you, Chaos... can the "view from space" be from say, up high in the atmosphere of the planet? I just want to make sure my shot isn't too close. I figure it will be ok as I have seen some nice NASA pics of earth from about that distance... but I thought I would bug you with the question anyway

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    np
    Im flexible as to how I define space... just wanted to give the opportunity to portray the atmosphere of theis Man made planet...if it has one
    To see the world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.

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    thanks! thumnailing away...

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    Okay, I'm joining the fun. Maybe this will push me to actually make a complete painting, instead of the half-assed sketches I do all the time :/

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    EOW 89 An Entirely Man-made Planet, viewed from Space
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    *really* cool topic - reminded me of a Dyson Sphere, but I suppose that wouldn't quite qualify as a "planet," would it?

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