RUS New site

Advanced search

[ New messages · Forum rules · Members ]
Page 1 of 11
Forum » SpaceEngine » Troubleshooting and Solutions » A rocky planet with rings around it (i think its a bug) (Might be an error in how the size of planets is calculated)
A rocky planet with rings around it (i think its a bug)
ElectricalEelDate: Friday, 27.02.2015, 23:44 | Message # 1
Space Tourist
Group: Users
Kuwait
Messages: 33
Status: Offline
Shouldnt this be impossible? as rocky planets have a magnetic field thats too weak to hold rings
Attachments: 0309653.jpg(240Kb)
 
DoctorOfSpaceDate: Saturday, 28.02.2015, 01:04 | Message # 2
Galaxy Architect
Group: Global Moderators
Pirate
Messages: 3600
Status: Offline
Quote ElectricalEel ()
a magnetic field thats too weak to hold rings


Magnetic fields have nothing to do with it.

We have found asteroids in our solar system with rings.





Intel Core i7-5820K 4.2GHz 6-Core Processor
G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory
EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC 6GB
 
ElectricalEelDate: Saturday, 28.02.2015, 07:41 | Message # 3
Space Tourist
Group: Users
Kuwait
Messages: 33
Status: Offline
Quote DoctorOfSpace ()
Magnetic fields have nothing to do with it.

We have found asteroids in our solar system with rings.


Sure,even earth after the body that formed the moon hit it had rings (mostly debris from the collision).

but they were very very faint

i want you to find me a terrestrial body that has rings that thick (protip:you can't,because they don't exist)

(if you do find one ill give you an internet cookie angry )
 
Donatelo200Date: Saturday, 28.02.2015, 08:08 | Message # 4
Explorer
Group: Users
United States
Messages: 261
Status: Offline
How about Chariklo?




CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K
GPU: Nvidia GTX 1080
SSD: Samsung 850 Evo 250GB
HDD: Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB
HDD: WD Blue 1TB (2012)
RAM: Unknown 16G-D3-1600-MR 2x8GB
MBD: MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition (MS-7922)
 
ElectricalEelDate: Saturday, 28.02.2015, 08:20 | Message # 5
Space Tourist
Group: Users
Kuwait
Messages: 33
Status: Offline
Quote Donatelo200 ()
How about Chariklo?


Darn it,have my cookies dry
 
DoctorOfSpaceDate: Saturday, 28.02.2015, 08:30 | Message # 6
Galaxy Architect
Group: Global Moderators
Pirate
Messages: 3600
Status: Offline
Quote Donatelo200 ()
How about Chariklo?

Quote DoctorOfSpace ()
asteroids in our solar system with rings


Literally what I was talking about.

A Google search would've shown you
https://www.google.com/search?....wgsyldQ

Quote ElectricalEel ()
i want you to find me a terrestrial body that has rings that thick (protip:you can't,because they don't exist)


Which again means if an asteroid/minor planet/small body/whatever you want to call it can have rings then it is safe to assume anything larger can also have rings.

I have no need to prove or find anything as I am not making any claims. You on the other hand are claiming they don't exist so the burden of proof falls on you.





Intel Core i7-5820K 4.2GHz 6-Core Processor
G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory
EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC 6GB
 
ElectricalEelDate: Saturday, 28.02.2015, 09:27 | Message # 7
Space Tourist
Group: Users
Kuwait
Messages: 33
Status: Offline
Quote DoctorOfSpace ()
Which again means if an asteroid/minor planet/small body/whatever you want to call it can have rings then it is safe to assume anything larger can also have rings.

I have no need to prove or find anything as I am not making any claims. You on the other hand are claiming they don't exist so the burden of proof falls on you.


Alright,i admit it i didn't really know about charliko

so you can chalk it up to my scientific ignorance

learn something new everyday


Edited by ElectricalEel - Saturday, 28.02.2015, 09:30
 
NielzDate: Saturday, 28.02.2015, 23:02 | Message # 8
Space Tourist
Group: Users
Belgium
Messages: 29
Status: Offline
If a rocky planet can hold one or more large moons, then why not millions of tiny ones? wink
 
WatsisnameDate: Saturday, 28.02.2015, 23:35 | Message # 9
Galaxy Architect
Group: Global Moderators
United States
Messages: 2611
Status: Offline
Easiest way to find out if an object can support a ring system is to check the size of it's Hill Sphere, or sphere of gravitational influence. This is larger for a more massive and dense object, but it is also larger if it is farther from whatever parent body it orbits (planet, star, or whatever). It's hard for planets to support rings if they are very close to their stars, but a small asteroid can easily support rings if it orbits much farther out.

This is also part of the reason why the outer solar system planets support enormous moon systems, while the inner planets do not. Orbital distance is as much a factor as their masses are.





 
Forum » SpaceEngine » Troubleshooting and Solutions » A rocky planet with rings around it (i think its a bug) (Might be an error in how the size of planets is calculated)
Page 1 of 11
Search: