Exploring the Galaxy - Week 2
Another ringed giant, apart from the massiove rings, it looks a bit like Jupiter.
What the... I'm back in "Shit-space" :-(
Oooh, a star from the IRL catalogue.
That's a big star... Check the distance, I'm actually 149ls away!
Big and bright.
Look, 296ly away and it's still freakin huge.
The big star.. and also the large yellow thing on the left.. ;-)
Ok, lets take a look. Apparently it's a yellow-white supergiant reaching EOL after passing 10bn years.
Ok, maybe I'm being boring but look, now I'm 1000 ls away and it still big.
That star system was well worth a visit, the other stars look cool(?) too.
Light everywhere, yet my ship is dark ;-)
It's even friggin huge in the galactic map.
Now I'm nearly 3k ly away from home.
Enjoy the silence..
Another planet with a crapload of rings.
Here's a tip. If you have the patience to plan your jump route, avoid Class M stars. They are generally boring with boring as hell planets.
Water world with some ice caps at the poles and some clouds.
You travel long enough, you'll end up in weird palces...
Systems like this are not super-common. Interesting orbits.
The binary star dance...
I'm starting to see some Nebulae in the distance..
Interesting cluster of starts. Will have to take a look later.
Another ringed giant. Milky way seen through the rings here.
And now we see the weirly aligned clust of stars to the left..
Very distinctive ring..
Bye, giant frisbee.
That's a lot of hydrogen to scoop up.
Me, my Asp and I.
Damn you string of stars, what are you? They have a very distinct glow.
Blue-White star ey?
Going in that direction, yes.
Ooh, Nebula. Always worth a de-tour.
A whole bunch of different star types and an Earthlike planet. Now we're talking..
And there it is. My first Earth Like world -discovery.
Time for a selfie. To bad, posting to social media will take rouglhy 4000 years.
Once you discover your first Earth-like world, you tend to spend some time flying around it ;-)
Man I wish, planetary landings on planets with atmosphere was implemented.
Is that a giant Ice Cap or is it jsut reeeally cloudy down there?
It only took 4000ly to find a friggin (previously uindiscovered) Earth like world.
Ah yes, more rings..
The don't all look the same. This ringed planet has a lot of space around.
Quintuple star system but zero planets.
Hmm, jsut when you think you've seen them all..
There is beauty in the weirdness..
Water worlds are not super uncommon. This one seems to have a crapload of storms going on down there.
What the hell is this?
Those Nebulae are growing in size..
Another wonderfully weird ringed planet.
Icy rings, anyone?
Ok, seriuously.. What am I looking at?
Is that a... brown dwarf... with a positively huge ring system?
Look, that Nebula is looking pretty big now, isnt it?
Ok, that's a new one...
T-Tauri stars...Had too Google this one. Apparently T-Tauri stars are too cold to initiate Fusion reactions. Instead they are "driven" by gravitational energy.
It's getting dusty around here..
You definitely notice when you're near or inside a Nebula.
Where no man has gone before (actually, you'll be hard pressed to find a damn star not yet explored when you visit the "famous" Nebulae.)
Looks fast, doesn't it?
Cool corona effect.
Different night sky in these regions.
Not too shabby view..
Look at that weird string of stars in the background.
Ah yes, fuel scooping. You will be doing this a lot if you plan a long trip...
You definitely see a lot of other stuff in the sky.
Another IRL catalogue star. Should be interesting..
Wow. Interesting indeed. If you count the T-Tauri stars, that's a whopping 16 stars.
It looks super weird on the galactic map too.
There's a nice little cluster of stars..
Cool, 61 astronomical objects. That's a fairly uncommonly large number.
And a crapload of moons, it is..
I need a giant CD player..
Ah the ringed giants, you never get old.
Another water world.
Say what? A ringed star?
Yes, kids. Now you seen it. A friggin huge ring system around a T-Tauri star.
Something doesn't look right here..
Another huge ring system and a green-blue star. Groovy.
Back to more common gas giants with rings. Looks awsome.
Time for a Lakon commercial..
Ice caps on this Water world are clearly visible..
Bingo! Look kids, can you see it?
And hey, there's two of them. ED nerds (I mena who else is reading this, right?) my first Earth like double planet system wehere both planets are Earth like.
Looking good. I hearby claim this world!
Ok, lets have a look-see.
Yeah baby, check it out.
Mine too ;-)
Ringed Brown Dwarf. Think I saw one before, so no longer surprised.
Looks like aportal I'm supposed to go through.. Must.. resist.. urge...
Holy smokes! Discovered 89 astronomical objects. Let's check the system map in next pic.
That's a lot of bodies. Biggest body-count so far.
Another Gas giant with super bright rings (pure Ice I presume).
Once you discovered a bunch of Earth like worlds, Water worlds become less special.
Nice looking Saturn-esque planet.
Let's go for a ride.
There is variation in the planetary ring generator ;-)
A jump near the maximum jump range of my ship.
Getting close to another Nebula.
Passing some Icy planet.
Yes, Cat's Paw Nebula, we'll meet soon.
Exploring the Galaxy - Week 3
Exploring the Galaxy - Week 1