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Offline ebinsesos

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Planet Busters
« on: May 10, 2006, 07:03:25 pm »
ok... so on the new IGN video, it turns out that one of the habitable planets is actually a moon of some gas giant... my question is, what would happen if you used a planet buster on the gas giant? moon flies off into space??  whatever happens that moons in for a bad day.



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Re: Planet Busters
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2006, 07:05:00 pm »
it might just be that you can't use the planet killer on the gas giant

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Re: Planet Busters
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2006, 07:05:09 pm »
ok... so on the new IGN video, it turns out that one of the habitable planets is actually a moon of some gas giant... my question is, what would happen if you used a planet buster on the gas giant? moon flies off into space?? whatever happens that moons in for a bad day.

Ooh, good question. I would hope that it gets pulled into the gravity of the star and orbits like a planet. (I would probably do this on purpose for simplicity, although living on a moon sounds uber fun.)
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Re: Planet Busters
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2006, 07:15:29 pm »
Realistically, it would depend where in its rotation it was on how it travelled.  In Spore, hmmm, I think the moon goes bye bye too.
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Re: Planet Busters
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2006, 07:17:41 pm »
Me? I'd prefer to live one that moon than a normal planet. Did you see the lighting?

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Re: Planet Busters
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2006, 07:24:28 pm »
it would be cool to live on the moons around gas giants, i like to make an Endor like planet with large forests and stuff..hehe
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Re: Planet Busters
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2006, 07:32:07 pm »
Destroying a gas giant would be catastrophic. I'm guessing the moon would be destroyed...

Plus, how exactly would you destroy something with a less than definite surface... You'd have to ignite the planet!



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Re: Planet Busters
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2006, 07:34:42 pm »
I'm not a astrophysicist, so take my wild guess with a grain of salt, but the fragments from the large solid core of any gas giant would soon make that moon a cloud of fragments as well. So you would get a two for one deal. I think.
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Re: Planet Busters
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2006, 07:37:00 pm »
The moon would no longer be held in by the planets gravity field anyway.

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Re: Planet Busters
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2006, 07:37:12 pm »
I'm not a astrophysicist, so take my wild guess with a grain of salt, but the fragments from the large solid core of any gas giant would soon make that moon a cloud of fragments as well. So you would get a two for one deal. I think.

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The moon would no longer be held in by the planets gravity field anyway.

yes that is what would happen.But the moon could also be destroyed by the explosion.
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Re: Planet Busters
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2006, 07:49:01 pm »
Very interesting, I never thought of what might happen.


On a side note, and I'm not saying this to hijack this thread, I wanna know. Could you colonize a gas giant? Sort of like cloud city in star wars

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Re: Planet Busters
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2006, 07:56:12 pm »
Very interesting, I never thought of what might happen.


On a side note, and I'm not saying this to hijack this thread, I wanna know. Could you colonize a gas giant? Sort of like cloud city in star wars
That would require superstructures, which are out.

And on topic, wouldn't the energy beam (provided the buster is a beam of energy) react with the dense gasses and cause some monsterously large explosion? Unless Spore gas giants aren't primarily hydrogen, like ours are.
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Re: Planet Busters
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2006, 08:13:20 pm »

..............Unless Spore gas giants aren't primarily hydrogen, like ours are.


Well if it means a solution to the problem "Can you blow up gas giants?" then I would imagin they would be made of hydrogen. Unless the want it so you can't blow up gas giants

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Re: Planet Busters
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2006, 08:14:37 pm »
Uranus is mostly methane. And it rains diamonds there sometimes.

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Re: Planet Busters
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2006, 08:17:29 pm »
wow you learn something everyday.

If we ever make it there I guess diamonds are pretty much worthless then.