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Offline Chris-HB

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Alpha Centauri
« on: April 01, 2018, 02:18:28 PM »
This week I discovered that you can add more than one sun in Terragen 4. This is exactly what I was looking for.  :)

Below is a little render illustrating a possible planet orbiting Alpha Centauri A. The presence of earth-sized planets or super-earth worlds in the Alpha Centauri system is not yet excluded, but such planets still remain to be discovered. Each of the two stars has zones around it where long-term stable orbits are possible. For the sun-like Alpha Centauri A, this zone extends to about 1.1 times the Earth-Sun distance.

Alpha Centauri A is older and more luminous than the Sun. This means, an earth-sized planet even near the egde of the stable orbit zone would receive so much energy that is is likely to be an end time world - a desert world, locked in an escalating greenhouse climate and losing it's water into space. Heat-resistant organisms might still hold on for some time.
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Offline luvsmuzik

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Re: Alpha Centauri
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2018, 02:21:05 PM »
Great image! I assume you also know you can also have more than one planet?  :)

Offline Chris-HB

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Re: Alpha Centauri
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2018, 02:24:57 PM »
Thank you!  :)

I have seen that I can add another planet, but did not yet figure out how to use this. Can I put the second planet into the sky, as seen from the first one?

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Re: Alpha Centauri
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2018, 02:28:09 PM »
You sure can! Search either solar system or multiple planets, many many references on how to. Do you have the TG presets package?
Geek at Play tutorials used to have a video on this. I think it is still available free on YouTube.
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Offline Chris-HB

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Re: Alpha Centauri
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2018, 03:08:39 PM »
This is great indeed. Thank you!  I will look this up. :)

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Re: Alpha Centauri
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2018, 06:12:47 PM »
Nice, I really like the inclusion of a verbose description in scientific terms...gives "meat' to the matter.
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