Tarsica: Knowns and Unknowns II: The Rewrite

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Re: Tarsica: Knowns and Unknowns II: The Rewrite

Postby Shyriath » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:21 am

Yeah. I'd had access to those at the time, but as I recall, the consensus at the time had been that the material was unrealistic enough that it should be retconned as fanciful legend.
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Re: Tarsica: Knowns and Unknowns II: The Rewrite

Postby Orion » Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:37 am

Bah. The ecology as described is completely feasible within the given context - heating and cooling is diurnal causing melting and re-freezing of fresh water daily, this in turn causes evaporation which forms snow. Such situations have been hypothesized as potential environments on other planets that may support life. The polar worms, for example, are based on real species of centipedes that exist within the Arctic.
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Re: Tarsica: Knowns and Unknowns II: The Rewrite

Postby Shyriath » Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:38 am

Yeah, but the Arctic's on a planet massive enough to hold onto an atmosphere. Though, then again, there is Titan, so...
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Re: Tarsica: Knowns and Unknowns II: The Rewrite

Postby Ryker » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:30 pm

Titans atmosphere is of great density due to its distance from the sun.
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Re: Tarsica: Knowns and Unknowns II: The Rewrite

Postby Orion » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:43 pm

Titan is not the only moon to potentially hold an atmosphere and snowfall; Triton also possesses a tenuous nitrogen atmosphere.

Here's an interesting article about Rhea, one of Saturn's moons:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... nce-space/
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Re: Tarsica: Knowns and Unknowns II: The Rewrite

Postby Wil » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:43 pm

Orion, do you have any more ideas on Tarsica? What do you think about Natopia's colonies there?
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Re: Tarsica: Knowns and Unknowns II: The Rewrite

Postby Orion » Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:56 pm

Just noticed this. Digging articles up from the grave, are we? :p

Natopia's colonies have been there for ages. Don't really have much to offer on that topic. A regulatory agency that was actually active would be nice (we have MAS, but it's hardly active). But then few people utilize Tarsica. Even the full potential of Micras hasn't been thoroughly exhausted; and it's probably better to focus on that objective rather than an inhospitable moon.
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