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Captain's Log Stardate 20111213

Post by RiveraK2 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:21 pm

[Captain's Log Stardate 20111213]

Following my encounter with an immense unknown vessel; I have arrived at Omega Psi Phi in order to begin my search for an artifact sighted on one of the system's celestial bodies. A thorough neutrino scan of the area revealed a rather large three hundred ton object, 0.007AU from my vessel on the fifth planet's second moon, a greenhouse world named Vb. I directed my ship portside towards the body at one-half impulse while simultaneously preparing to enter its atmosphere.

Throttling my vessel to full-impulse the ship's chronometer read: 0.006AU, 0.005AU, 0.004AU, 0.003AU, 0.002AU, 0.001AU. Finally, the Trontech entered the world's atmosphere with a thundering quiver. The vessel's integrity was being tested as the planet's crushing atmospheric pressure attempted to obliterate my vessel, however shields held up brilliantly.

Upon successfully landing on the surface of world Vb, a quick scan revealed the three hundred ton object stern-side about two and a half miles southwest of my current positon. Successfully locating the object was not difficult however, what it turned out to be was an incredible discovery.

[Log to be continued..]

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Re: Captain's Log Stardate 20111213

Post by JuliusCaesar » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:03 am

AUs are units of distance....

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Post by Mel'Kaven » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:39 am

He probably means it like AU per hour or something.

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Re: Captain's Log Stardate 20111213

Post by RiveraK2 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:25 am

JuliusCaesar wrote:AUs are units of distance....
Yes, I know. It is the abbreviation for Astronomical Unit, or the distance between our Earth and Sun.
1AU = 93 million miles. Within our solar system, we use AU to measure distances. If wanted to
measure beyond that, it would be more practical to measure in light years instead.

So, whenever I say 0.5 AU for instance, 0.5AU really means 50% of 1AU or 46,500,000 miles.
If I say 0.006AU that means that its 10% of 6% of 1AU which = 558,000 miles.

Instead of wasting my time typing large numbers, I simply type percentages of 1AU.
Everything RK2 has encountered so far has been under 1AU, or less than 93 million miles.

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Re: Captain's Log Stardate 20111213

Post by JuliusCaesar » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:06 pm

But you were reading this on your ship's chronometer. Those measure time...

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Re: Captain's Log Stardate 20111213

Post by General_Neox » Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:16 pm

Why are you being a troll? The man's trying to resurrect some long lost RPing in Starport and it is well written and he's doing a great job. You couldn't have said something like "I like the story man but I'm just wondering why you used AU's"? Stop being so critical of someone that's trying to do something good and creative in the community. That's kind of ignorant.

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Re: Captain's Log Stardate 20111213

Post by Voltage » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:10 am

JuliusCaesar wrote:But you were reading this on your ship's chronometer. Those measure time...
Correcting more english eh? Can't you just tell him good job?

It's funny how you can make getting an arti interesting :P

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Re: Captain's Log Stardate 20111213

Post by JuliusCaesar » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:39 am

I am entitled to my opinion aren't I? I never said it was bad, just that the mistake was affecting the strength of the prose. Relax.

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Re: Captain's Log Stardate 20111213

Post by Voltage » Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:19 am

Add more please!

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