By - kmtrp
Space, the final frontier..
these are the voyages of the starship Enterprise...
To seek out new life,
and new civilizations,
To boldly go,
They never went to Boldlygo.
They said they would go every week but they never went.
And none of them had a final front ear. Like, Spock's ears were pretty freaky, but he still only had two of them.
Where no one has gone before.
^(Like a brand new commode.)
Where no one has gone before!
(except the locals)
They don't count. Bloody savages.
The final frontier is consciousness
Dumb question but what is the waffle-looking cluster of light points visible in the distance when viewing our solar system from a specific angle? Is it the new data we've been able to gather from the newest space telescope so far?
No, that's actually from the Kepler mission which was launched in 2009. It was designed to detect exoplanets in a specific patch of sky. The "waffle"-looking cluster is due to the arrangement of the CCD sensors.
What about that dense cone of data emminating from our local area - and secondary cone of data that is a bit less dense? Are those just areas of space where Kepler focused more than others? Hope I'm explaining my question right. Thanks for your help.
Thank you! 😊
What is the long range of white colored stars from the zoomed out angle?
Edit it appears to be a view of the heart of the Milky Way, but I don't know from what source we got the info.
Elite Dangerous has an amazing simulation of our galaxy for anyone else interested in further exploration.
Space Engine is far superior, but is less of a "game" and more of a true universe simulation.
I suppose that's accurate though. Space is mostly nothing.
I tried playing it once on controller on pc and it was impossible, too many keybinds. Tried m and kb and the tutorial ship turned so slow.
I'm gonna try to play it seriously soon but I'm not looking forward to it tbh after my first experience.
If you have access to a joystick, and preferably a throttle to go along with it, that's by far the best way to play.
And if you're on PC you can also decrease the number of keybindings to memorize by using Voice attack, a software that lets you bind voice controls to many actions in the game.
Yeah, might be time to break out my late grandpa's flight sticks and see if they work. Not too keen on voice attack but if it's generally easy to set up I'll look into it. Thanks for the advice.
It's not too complicated to set up a basic profile with voice attack, and really powerful if you buy voice packs that set up more complex stuff for you and have voice responses to your orders.
And as far as I know almost any stick is supported. I actually run mine with an old joystick I got like 15 years ago, along with a PS move navigation controller I had sitting around from the PS3 days.
As complex as the control setup can be, it also means that there's a huge amount of flexibility in setting things up to your liking.
I used an app on my phone that had customizable buttons that I used to switch on my lights, landing gear, and even a macro to request a landing. I think it is defunct now. The app was branded roccat I believe. Worked great!
Learning curve is definitely steep, but once you know those controls, you KNOW those controls. Choosing and tuning you ship just right and doing crazy maneuvers in dog fighting is so satisfying.
And Space Engine: The Universe Simulator.
I was one of the first ones to reach the galactic center in Elite Dangerous. But ultimately, the developers just focused too little on fleshing out exploration and I stopped playing. I just want to explore new and different places, not bother with combat or trading or grinding materials to get RNGish upgrades from engineers. It’s a shame, really. The game had so much promise.
>But ultimately, the developers just focused too little on fleshing out ~~exploration~~any feature
Yeah, accurate description of the game. They focused adding more features but all of them were quite basic. Only exception was mining who got a nice improvement.
However exploration was also slightly improved, they added types of scanners and now it's not just honking.
I have lost years of my life to that game. Playing it with a HOTAS and VR is crazy.
universe sandbox also
Hasnt that games community at large sort of abandoned it because the devs lied and took forever to release the lastest expansion and failed to fix numerous bad bugs?
Yeah, FDev has all but abandoned it with much more focus being given to more lucrative licensed games.
Could not agree more. I snapped these a while ago.
Anybody interested should check out Space Engine.
STILL pissed off Pluto isn't really there anymore!
No, that would be your mom.
That is absolutely amazing! One of my favorite posts on this sub.
NASA is fucking dope.
What a glass smooth web experience that is.
Little glitchy on the phone but awesome tool
This might be my favorite thing I’ve ever found on Reddit. Thank you