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Other Objects
« on: November 03, 2008, 06:18:22 AM »
Can there be auroras in U.S.? What about meteors and asteroids? Could they make a good part in U.S.?

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Re: Other Objects
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2008, 06:49:12 PM »
Meteors can be small asteroids (just change the size and mass) and there already are asteroids. Auroras... that might be a nice addition to Universe Sandbox.

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Re: Other Objects
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2008, 09:34:45 PM »
Like NeutronStar said... Asteroids already exist in Universe Sandbox.
Right click and select 'Asteroid' from the 'preset' drop down list in the top left under New Bodies.

A meteor is simply an asteroid that enters the Earth's atmosphere. (But it would be cool if it broke up and left a fiery trail, on the to-do list)
Here's a great video of a space craft reentering our atmosphere (so kind of like a meteor):
http://www.space.com/common/media/video.php?videoRef=SP_080930_atv_reentry

Auroras are the result of the interaction of the earth's magnetic field and solar wind. It's a great idea, but I imagine that the cost/benefit ratio would be high to make something realistic. I'll think about it some more.