[MUD-Dev] Planet/Solar System Generation

icecube at ihug.co.nz icecube at ihug.co.nz
Wed Jan 19 10:49:54 New Zealand Daylight Time 2000


On Tue, Jan 18, 2000 at 03:01:05PM -0600, Wes Connell wrote:
> 
> Does anyone have any good links to some planet/solar system generation 
> resources? I'm looking for some algorithms or cgis that will correctly 
> generate a planet. The depth of detail I am looking for is like size of the
> planet, distance from its star, size / temp of its star. At the same time 
> making sure the planet would be habitable and such. The physics behind such
> a task are currently beyond my ability.

Try: http://www.compulink.co.uk/~vicarage/planets/

It's a CGI interface to a star/planet generator:

   Forms allow you to select a pair of starting points from a set of both
   real stars and planets and those from Science Fiction. It is possible
   to design your own worlds. The Sun-Earth-Moon combination can always
   be chosen for comparison.

It generates a lot of general information (rotational period, gravity,
escape velocity, etc) about a star/planet/moon system. Also there's a lot of
reference information covering the details of the calculations it performs.

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