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Interesting system
umbrellacore444Date: Tuesday, 09.10.2012, 14:48 | Message # 1
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I've discovered a nice solar system
1. Terra with life
2. Oceania with life

The oceania planet is particularly interesting as the ocean is 'red' in colour. I first thought it was a lighting effect but I investigated deeper and found that the ocean has some sort of 'growth'. It has two huge polar caps aswel. In theory the whole ocean could have a huge network of kelp beds or bacteria in the water could feed off a particular mineral and turn the ocean red as a waste process.

What I need to know is this... The atmospheric pressure is just below 0.2 (20%) of Earths pressure - wouldnt water 'boil' off because the lack of pressure ? The gravity is 1.3 that of Earth ...
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Tuesday, 09.10.2012, 15:08 | Message # 2
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Hello umbrellacore444, and welcome to the forum. Please take a moment to read the forum rules.

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I've discovered a nice solar system

When you post about an interesting world/system/object in SE that you want to share, you should post its location code as well.

Quote (umbrellacore444)
the ocean is 'red' in colour

Many worlds in SpaceEngine have red oceans. Oceans may be green and blue as well.

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The atmospheric pressure is just below 0.2 (20%) of Earths pressure - wouldnt water 'boil' off because the lack of pressure ?

No, 0.2 atm is quite enough to support liquid water, though it would boil at a lower temperature than it does on Earth. Water can be liquid at pressures as low as 0.006 atm, though at very low pressures it is liquid only at a very low range of temperatures near the freezing point, and would probably suffer from accelerated evaporation.





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