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Old February 20 2013, 07:31 PM   #32
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Re: Star Trek: INS- Son'a/Dominion Question

Hartzilla2007 wrote: View Post
Again in the simulation it looked like THE. RINGS. WERE. DISINTEGRATING.
Okay, that would have been the (IIRC) "isolinic reaction" that allowed the particulates in orbit to be collected. This is also the source of the heat that require the Baku to be removed.

As in no more rings, as in no more radiation being generated.
Not quite the particales were removed. However the particale would have continued to to generate the radiation where they were taken.

]If there are no new particles being generated because THERE ARE NO RINGS TO GENERATE THEM
I don't think that where the new particles were originating.

then that means there is only a limited supply that will eventually run out.
Okay, this is where you're missing something.

It has to do with where the particale came from in the first place. They could have formed with the planet itself billions of years in the past. Which means they are billions of years old, and are permanate.

Or, they are emitted by the systems sun, some paticales are captured by the planet's magnetic field and formed into a ring. Somewhat like our own Van Allen Radiation Belt. The majority of the particale travel outward into the Brier Patch, where they form a very thin defuse cloud.

Or siilar to above, they originate in the Brier Patch, and are again captured.

If the particale are permanate, then no problem with the collected particale, the Federation (and others) will have them forever.

If the particales in the ring do age out and basically die in time, this means the particale in the ring were being "resupplied" as fast as the existing particale died.

So when the Federation's collected particale died, they simply return to the planet and collect the new particles that the plante has captured.

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