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Six-Star System Found: TYC 7037-89-1

Discussion in 'World Building' started by Malik, Feb 1, 2021.

  1. Malik

    Malik Auror

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  2. Ban

    Ban Sir Laserface Article Team

    Well that is coïncidental. Earlier today I was reading about the system in Firefly and how their five-star system is actually possible (had no clue).

    Good job universe, you out-scifi scifi.
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  3. Eduardo Letavia

    Eduardo Letavia Troubadour

    It would be something to imagine all those three binary systems with planets inhabitated by early space-faring races, a bit more advanced than us I mean, and all of them with a knack for not liking their stellar neighbours (fight for resources? fear of the "other"? supremacism?). Space war strategy could be a very elaborated thing playing with orbital mechanics in such a complicated system.
  4. ThinkerX

    ThinkerX Myth Weaver

    cool...but not the place you'd find an earth-like world.

    There are other systems with five or more stars. Most, alas, appear to be far too young to have developed planetary systems.

    Years ago, I did identify a couple of four-star systems with suitable ages and separations between the stars to have a fair shot at hosting an earth-like world or three. My notes:

    This one I tacked in some planets. The astronomical info on the stars and their orbital period is accurate, or it was at the time:

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  5. Prince of Spires

    Prince of Spires Inkling

    I had seen it as well. Just very awesome. It goes to show that in a universe with more galaxies than there are grains of sand on earth, pretty much anything you can think of will happen somewhere, as long as it is physically possible.

    I do think it's very unlikely that there will be any life in that system. The tidal forces and temperature differences alone would be very harsh on a lifeform. Then, there's very varied levels of radiation.

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