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Space Pirates

Postby jayphailey » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:19 am

You could hide a pirate base on a small rocky rogue planet. Since the population of the ISCO is finite, they probably aren't searching every rogue planet all the time.

The bigger the planet, the less your base is going to alter it in the near term. Eventually it will be slightly warmer than it should be. But you have a long time.
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Re: Space Pirates

Postby kedamono » Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:44 am

Chances are that you'll find a rogue gas giant. Those things take a long time to cool off, and if they are Jupiter+ they will be warm for billions of years. So they are great places to hide your base, with a ready source of fuel and reaction mass at hand.

And it would be darker than anything you've seen. You'll have to see by starlight, your naked eyes are just barely able to see anything by starlight. But what a view. The sky would be filled with stars and the band of the Milky Way the major source of light out on that rogue. Yes, you can light the place up, but it ruins the view. And now, a bunch of lights on a base or moon would be lost in the light noise at 10LY.

Would there be moons around that gas giant? Maybe. Some might even be warm enough to live on, or should I say, inside. Much like Io and Europa, tidal forces can keep the inside of a moon warm for a very, very long time.

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