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    • oh, I have some! what if the core was hot enough to heat up the planet, and there were massive storm clouds that gave off enough light to make it eternally twilight.

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    • i believe they're classified as 'erratic wandering planets'.

      are you asking/suggesting if a wanderer could sustain life, and as such be a mobile base of sorts?

      the problem with a hot core is that a planet needs to be close to a sun's gravitational influence to maintain it's heat (i think, i might be wrong), if a planet escapes, or is blown out of, it's system then the core would rapidly (relatively speaking) cool which would, in essence, turn it into a colossal asteroid with a giant ball-bearing in the middle.

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    • mayby the core was warp-powered? it would of course have to be a daemon planet, but why not?

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    • Why not have a massive amount of radioactive material in it's crust and a dense insulating atmosphere? It could basically run off its own heat for a few thousand years.

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    • I like that idea too, but a few thousand years ultimately isnt too long for a planet.

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    • Hmmmm. . . suppose it gets captured every so often within the gravity well of system and gets chucked back out again due to being so weakly held? Might shake up it's inner nickel/copper/iron cocktail enough to keep things flowing.

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    • eh, who knows. what if it had a superstorm which could absorb energy from stars so efficiently it didnt even need to be in orbit to gather the energy.

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    • Certainly could go together with having a heat-trap style Venusian atmosphere. What you askin this for anyway? Curiosities' sake or are you making something?

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    • if you were reffering to me, I didnt make the thread but I do like the idea.

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    • Ack, diddn't notice, sorry.

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    • twas a wikia contributor, so we may never know...

      in the meantime, I am implementing that atmosphere into a rogue planet in some random RP...

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    • if it's a regular planet then issues arise: if the crust is radioactive enough to provide sustainable interplanetary heat then it's almost certainly too radioactive to support life. there's almost no chance of a wanderer keeping any atmosphere - an atmosphere requires a considerable amount of gas/liquid vapour, but the void of deep space would be too cold for it to remain gaseous, thus no storms and no venusian style heat-trap atmosphere (an atmosphere that's intrinsically linked to core heat and proximity to the sun). if a wanderer were to periodically 'swing by' nearby stars it would provide enough heat to unfreeze any potential atmosphere, which would create massive storms, but if it gets too close then any gas/vapour gets boiled away. also the core would remain frozen (unless it gets really close) - the time spent between systems would be far too long for any thawing to be viable, for example: when meteorites make planetfall, despite the heat of atmospheric insertion, their core tempereture is still only a few degrees above zero kelvin.

      sorry if it seems like i'm raining on the parade but i'm only pointing out the flaws (as i see them) if it were a normal planet. i too like this idea and if it was a deamon-world then it could very well have the stated features, and would be pretty cool/terrifying.

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    • Now, theres a thought. Suppose the planet was covered in a series of insulated catacombs? The deepest ones might be able to sustain there own little pockets of atmosphere and heat while the surface's freezes, thaws, and storms, eh?

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    • what if the storm's were limited to the upper atmosphere, but enough heat radiates downward but very little downward? The gravity of the planet would have to be higher to contain the storm's, so it could be a really thick planet.

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    • Something REALLY close to being a gas-giant but still has a "livable" (broad term of course) surface? Possibly.

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    • The best possible chance is a Daemon World, they care not for your laws of physics!

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    • the best chance, sure, but not the only one. also, what about terraforming? surely some crazy technology could help...

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    • Why not both? An intermingling that could live with or wihout Chaos? Perhaps even sustained by tech as a further redundancy?

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    • I suppose so, but it just seems like it would act like a beacon in the warp, and make it much harder to stay hidden. My idea was like using the cloud to cloak it from outside stars (I actually mentioned something like that, the plan was that the star was too far away to provide much heat for the planet, and so it was actually just like the idea that was mentioned other then that it had a controlled orbit. (I will prolly put that in soon.)

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    • Ah, a planet formed to be a hidden mobile fortress, eh? Maybe with volcanic propulsion and a powerful electromagnetic field that makes it hard to target the surface. Not to mention a super suctiony gravatic field.

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    • that would be cool, but I wasnt really thinking 'mobile'. more like 'super secret hidden base' but yeah about the gravatic field and electromagnetic's. also, I was thinking of building a whole bunch of 'planetary control towers' which I could use to maintain the planets health (as in, not polluting its atmosphere to hell and back.)

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    • The Gorillas humanity used to work with had something like tha. Why not?

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    • I am... actually, its really wierd cause my faction is a radical splinter cell of exodites who dont live at all like either exodites or regular eldar do.

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    • i would imagine that in 40k someone would surely have the technological means to make a viable wanderer planet/super-secret mobile fortess/super-secret hideaway. in fact, if it's necrons, ancient eldar or even ancienter old one tech then pretty much everything i said in my previous post is irrelevant :)

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    • well, I am doing that. only dif is that it isnt mobile, it just sits there.... (there is a good reason, but I dont want to reveal it just yet...)

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    • Thank you all for your ideas!!! I really appreciate it! I'm trying to brainstorm for a book I want to write!

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    • And also to answer your question, I want the planet to be able to sustain life yes, and I was thinking, maybe it has giant reactors that work at keeping it at temperatures that permit life. Also yes I plan it to be something akin to a mobile fortress. If I finish my book I'll make sure to tell ya guys about it! I can't spoil too much ;)

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    • Also to 'Rambling Hound' ! I was actually going to do something like underground catacombs of sorts,

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    • And also, isn't there such a thing as Warp Iron that is used for fueling Starships and the like? I think there will be natural deposits of it and that will be used for fueling the reactors, and also since it is a wandering planet, the local occupants can simply plunder systems that they might pass by evey once in a while for resources that would be otherwise unavailable to them

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    • One more thing, I hope the planet to be classified as  Death World, with dangerous creatures/man eating plants, the whole shabang

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    • Apologies for responding so late Dx

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    • Alright! :) I have an account now!

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    • I  have always found the lore of Warhammer40k very interesting, and have also always wanted the privilege of adding to it.

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    • Having account trouble, apologies.

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    • Callummacdonald79 wrote:
      i believe they're classified as 'erratic wandering planets'.

      are you asking/suggesting if a wanderer could sustain life, and as such be a mobile base of sorts?

      the problem with a hot core is that a planet needs to be close to a sun's gravitational influence to maintain it's heat (i think, i might be wrong), if a planet escapes, or is blown out of, it's system then the core would rapidly (relatively speaking) cool which would, in essence, turn it into a colossal asteroid with a giant ball-bearing in the middle.


      Well Callum, I plan it to be the homebase for the characters in a book I want to write for 40k. Also, for the core, the planet is going to have reactors that heat it.

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    • Just how close to real world science would you want this to be? Is the life on it indiginous and how similar to our own ecosystem would it need to be? 

      The primary problems I see would be a light source and lack of consistent rhythms. Light is required for photosynthesis and therefore plant life, which in turn is required for animal life. Not necessarily a problem if you postulate sufficiently alien life forms. Equally we (and all organisms) are surprisingly reliant on cycles and rhythms within the ecosphere, which in turn are largely based on things like lunar cycles, planetary rotation, etc. Even if these things are provided by the various stellar systems the planet passes through they would be inconsistent over time, leaving organisms adapted to one set of conditions non plussed in the next.

      As for the plundering systems they pass through, they'd have to be travelling awfully fast to make that feasible, even at a significant fraction of the speed of light it would likely be centuries between contacts, and at those speeds the contacts would be fleeting at best, with massive catastrophic consequences to the eco system from things like shifting gravitational conditions leading to tectonic activity, sudden drastric non seasonal temperature shifts damaging organisms on every level, etc.

      Basically I'd say for this idea to work the indiginous lifeforms would have to be extremely alien in make up, the planet would have to remain pretty much isolated from other natural space borne bodies and any space faring colonists would have to rely on technological means to support life.

      Within those sorts of parameters, I'd be interested to see what you came up with

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    • Well radioactive material at the core could provide enough energy for themosynthesis, but that is only like to be able to sustain very simple organisms. But you'd need to have more materials than normal because in the planets that have molten cores the tidle forces inacted on it by the sun and their moons tend to have a very large effect. If someone were to find drilling and tunneling methods sufficently advanced they could be colonies but i wouldn't expect to find native intellegent life.However i might be the perfect place for ancient beings to be hiding.

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