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Solar Winds: Limitations and questions
Posted By: ErnieDate: 7/17/04 7:31 p.m.

Hello All,

When drawing fleet movements in church the other day (what better place?) on a dry erase board - questions on strong solar winds emerged.

Everyone knows the kind: They protected Earth's location from the Pfhor. However:

-Where to they originate from? The star inside the system of question, or from another star system? Would they block off just one system, or do these winds flow around/past many systems - effectively blocking off entire sectors of the galaxy?

-How do these solar winds limit space travel or communication around the region(s) in question?

I presume strong solar winds would deter / block radio signals (explaining why Humanity didn't know of the Nebulons/Nar/Vyale/S'pht/Pfhor before the UESC Marathons encounter).
I may be wrong about this.

-How does Strong solar winds limit sensor scans or travel into these regions in general? I guess this opens up the question of what space travel method do the Pfhor / UESC fleets predominantly use?

"Folding" in and out of a system is routinely used to describe Durandal's FTL traveling... what sort of hyperspace/distortion travel does the Mara-verse use?

Thanks everyone. Also: A planet must have at least an Earth-range orbit to avoid being reduced to an Venus or Mercury-style planet, yes?

Regards,
-Blayne [ernie]

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Solar Winds: Limitations and questionsErnie 7/17/04 7:31 p.m.
     Re: Solar Winds: Limitations and questionsCheerful 7/17/04 8:24 p.m.
     Re: Solar Winds: Limitations and questionsForrest of B.org 7/17/04 10:43 p.m.
     Re: Solar Winds: Limitations and questionsEnkidu 7/18/04 3:54 a.m.
           Re: Solar Winds: Limitations and questionsErnie 7/18/04 3:43 p.m.

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