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Unreal catalog planets?
marvDate: Tuesday, 28.08.2012, 16:15 | Message # 1
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Hi!
I'm enjoying this progorm ruthlessly, blowing my and others' minds constantly. Although there is an odd thing I came across today. There are planets, Earth-like planets which I can't find on the google at all, but in the progam they exist, with a lot of infos about them. I made sure couple of times to keep the procedural planet's box unchecked. (and the other one too, which is about generating planets for real constellations) Also, I restarted the program, resetted my location, etc. But still... So here's the thing:

In the constellation Alpha Centauri, or as the program only knows it "Toliman", there is a a so called "Toliman B doublet" orbiting Toliman B star (or Cen B). This doublet consists of a super-earth-like planets called Bloop and another dunno what kind of planet: Bloopy. So what's up with these guys????? I'm very curious... Plus, there are a bunch of other planets I found in other closeby constellations which shouldn't exist.


Edited by marv - Tuesday, 28.08.2012, 16:17
 
Antza2Date: Tuesday, 28.08.2012, 16:24 | Message # 2
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Hi!
I'm enjoying this progorm ruthlessly, blowing my and others' minds constantly. Although there is an odd thing I came across today. There are planets, Earth-like planets which I can't find on the google at all, but in the progam they exist, with a lot of infos about them. I made sure couple of times to keep the procedural planet's box unchecked. (and the other one too, which is about generating planets for real constellations) Also, I restarted the program, resetted my location, etc. But still... So here's the thing:

In the constellation Alpha Centauri, or as the program only knows it "Toliman", there is a a so called "Toliman B doublet" orbiting Toliman B star (or Cen B). This doublet consists of a super-earth-like planets called Bloop and another dunno what kind of planet: Bloopy. So what's up with these guys????? I'm very curious... Plus, there are a bunch of other planets I found in other closeby constellations which shouldn't exist.

Space Engine procedurally generates planets, stars and galaxies. You can for example fly to another galaxy and find planets, even though there are none in the catalog.
You can also land on these planets and find detailed surface features, as long as they are outside of our solar system.





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Edited by Antza2 - Tuesday, 28.08.2012, 16:26
 
marvDate: Tuesday, 28.08.2012, 18:07 | Message # 3
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I said I disabled the random planet generating element...
 
Antza2Date: Tuesday, 28.08.2012, 18:11 | Message # 4
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I said I disabled the random planet generating element...

Ah! Sorry. Didn't see that part. wacko
Edit: I seem to have the same problem...
Strange.





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Edited by Antza2 - Tuesday, 28.08.2012, 18:15
 
SpaceEngineerDate: Tuesday, 28.08.2012, 18:43 | Message # 5
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You guys are funny biggrin




 
marvDate: Tuesday, 28.08.2012, 19:23 | Message # 6
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Why? biggrin If I had said something stupid I should have realized it by now. But man, as I got your attention, please let me shake hands with you virtually. I haven't really tried many space simulator programs, but I don't think any of them could live up to this, everybody else is saying this too. It's a mystery to me why it is so unpopular. You, Sir made something remarkable. The feeling which a human being feels when he cruises through millions of stars (knowing the fact that 1/20 of them being potential solar systems and a vast percent of those probably having life on its planets) in seconds... Thank you. surprised

ps.: sry my English, I'm not native speaker
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Tuesday, 28.08.2012, 19:32 | Message # 7
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In the constellation Alpha Centauri, or as the program only knows it "Toliman", there is a a so called "Toliman B doublet" orbiting Toliman B star (or Cen B). This doublet consists of a super-earth-like planets called Bloop and another dunno what kind of planet: Bloopy. So what's up with these guys????? I'm very curious... Plus, there are a bunch of other planets I found in other closeby constellations which shouldn't exist.

Some of the worlds in Alpha Centauri are from the movie Avatar; others are ones made by SpaceEngineer. One other system has such planets too, Cyrannus; these are from Battlestar Galactica. You can go into your universe.cfg file and remove the entries for Avatar and Cyrannus if you really don't want them and you only want real astronomical catalog objects.





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marvDate: Tuesday, 28.08.2012, 19:45 | Message # 8
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Ooooohhh, so it was a booby trap. angry biggrin Probably it's not the place for suggestion, but here we go: Nowadays we explore exoplanets rapidly, and some of those are earth-like. These "more significant" discoveries should be highlighted in some way. The fantasy-booby-trap planets could be differentiated too, in order to avoid future misunderstandings. :P
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Tuesday, 28.08.2012, 20:26 | Message # 9
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The fantasy-booby-trap planets could be differentiated too, in order to avoid future misunderstandings. :P

None of the real planets have proper names (aside from 51 Pegasi b, sometimes called Bellerophon) that's the telling sign right there. Also, if there were Earth-like worlds around Alpha Centauri, it would probably be front-page news.

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These "more significant" discoveries should be highlighted in some way.

SpaceEngine merely provides a catalog of known worlds and a way to view them. If someone thinks that a particular world is of interest, then they have only to press F3 and type its name. If someone thinks that particular objects are of interest and that people should visit them, then they can make a scripted tour and release it as an addon. Maybe something like this will be included in a default release at some point.





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marvDate: Tuesday, 28.08.2012, 20:56 | Message # 10
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HarbingerDawn, get in the role of the future average player, who doesn't even know what a solar system is.
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Tuesday, 28.08.2012, 21:06 | Message # 11
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Like I said, maybe there will be some kind of guided tour for future releases. Community addons of that sort could even be made now. I may try my hand at one later, I'm starting to like this idea.

And if someone is that ignorant about astronomy and is old enough to work a computer and run astronomy software, then I don't feel bad by not catering to them. Good thing I'm not the developer smile





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Edited by HarbingerDawn - Tuesday, 28.08.2012, 21:06
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Wednesday, 29.08.2012, 08:26 | Message # 12
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