I’ve searched for a fitting thread but could’t find a match. In this thread you can post comparison from Battlescape to real world shots to get a feeling about HOW realistic the engine really is. Just look at these 2 images: guess which one is real and which one is ingame.
A planet 40 light-years from our solar system, believed to be the first-ever discovered planet to consist largely of diamond, may in fact be of a less exquisite nature, according to new research led by Johanna Teske from the University of Arizona.
estimates of its size and mass were consistent with a dense planet of solid rock. Spitzer data suggest otherwise: About a fifth of the planet’s mass must be made of light elements and compounds–including water. Given the intense heat and high pressure these materials likely experience, researchers think the compounds likely exist in a “supercritical” fluid state.
A supercritical fluid is a high-pressure, high-temperature state of matter best described as a liquid-like gas, and a marvelous solvent. Water becomes supercritical in some steam turbines–and it tends to dissolve the tips of the turbine blades. Supercritical carbon dioxide is used to remove caffeine from coffee beans, and sometimes to dry-clean clothes. Liquid-fueled rocket propellant is also supercritical when it emerges from the tail of a spaceship.
On 55 Cancri e, this stuff may be literally oozing–or is it steaming?–out of the rocks.
Guess you would have to qualify what is ‘speculation’. After all, early explorers and scientists use to speculate the world was round and orbiting the sun instead of the other way round. Speculation doesn’t come from thin air unless you are an internet blogger.
Are you implying that science.nasa.gov is just an internet blogger? Honest question, no malice intended although I unintentionally sort of sounded like that.
Guess you would have to qualify what is ‘speculation’. After all, early explorers and scientists use to speculate the world was round and orbiting the sun instead of the other way round.
That’s also not entirely true, scientists and explorers had a pretty good idea that the Earth was round since Eratosthenes ca 200 B.C. It was the uneducated and those who wanted power over the uneducated who expressed the belief of a flat Earth.