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Miaubol
10th Mar 2015, 6:06 PM

Yay it's party time!!!

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Amalockh1
10th Mar 2015, 6:11 PM

It seems campus parties are still the same in the future :)

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Miaubol
11th Mar 2015, 12:44 AM

I "fear" such parties will never die.. :D

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Stever
10th Mar 2015, 6:45 PM

Now that looks like fun :D

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Miaubol
11th Mar 2015, 12:45 AM

Most definitely :))

..that's their plan at least.. ;)

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Seabiscuit
10th Mar 2015, 6:47 PM

Well of course he'd feel like partying after the last few days the poor guy had, hahah.
Boy that is one crazy looking party...!

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Miaubol
11th Mar 2015, 12:46 AM

The last two days were way too much for poor Alph, he's in dire need for booze now.

Oh yes, the parties there are crazy for sure :D

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DizzasterJuice
10th Mar 2015, 8:19 PM

I remember parties like this! In my younger days of course. :)

Reading the mouse over notes -- Normally, from what we know of planets with long synodic periods (time from one sunrise to the next), any long periods like this would cook the day side and freeze the night side (example Mercury). But there is a possible scenario that might support life. Venus has a sidereal period (time to rotate 360 degrees) of 243 days and a synodic period of 117 days. But the average temperature is about the same on both the day and night sides because of thermal inertia and winds that transfer heat. Billions of years ago Venus had an atmosphere similar to Earth's and it probably had a substantial amount of surface water before a runaway greenhouse effect caused it to change into the hot potato it is today.

tldr; Yeah, it's possible for a life bearing planet to have a 1872 hr day, but it would be pretty windy all the time.

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Miaubol
11th Mar 2015, 12:58 AM

Cool. I didn't think of the Venus thing.

I based Kordinar on an exoplanet which was considered as possibly habitable, orbiting an orange sun. The sidereal day and synodic period unknown, the planet may or may not be tidally locked, so I went for something in between - it was rotating veeeery slowly but not locked, and I just "decided" that winds as well as the still existing day-night cycle would prevent regions from overheating (at least in the non-equatorial parts with less extreme conditions). Great to see there are real existing cases supporting this idea. While this comic is no "hard science fiction", I like it when it's still somewhat realistic.

Groolar however is tidally locked, like many or most (or all???) red dwarf orbiting planets probably are, with a boiling hot side and an abysmally frozen side, and because of that - people living in the more moderate regions in between with the forever sunrise/set. The weather may be pretty stormy though - everywhere.

Hmmm, "advanced terraforming" may come in very handy here.. :P

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Skweeee
11th Mar 2015, 4:28 AM

Our longest day light day (sometime in June) up here in Edmonton is somewhere around 19 - 20 hrs of daylight. (I'm too lazy to check) What's cool is that the rest of that night is twilight until dawn.

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Miaubol
11th Mar 2015, 11:59 AM

Cool, it's very similar where I grew up (Oslo, Norway), the longest day almost 19 hours. :D

..and in the winter it's the opposite - night --> sunrise --> sunset --> night ...

People from further south like Germany are quite impressed how we are able to handle this.

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ChilPhil
11th Mar 2015, 2:41 AM

Those song lyrics are very foreboding

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Miaubol
11th Mar 2015, 12:01 PM

Indeed :D

...on the next page they get even "better".. D:

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randomNPC
12th Mar 2015, 4:54 AM

That's one crazy party! :D

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Miaubol
12th Mar 2015, 12:10 PM

..and it has just begun! :D

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