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Old July 9 2013, 12:43 PM   #156
Mytran
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Re: Let's Discuss the Romulan Bird of Prey!

Having asteroids orbiting a star (even as far out as the Kuiper Belt - perhaps even Oort Cloud distances) makes a lot more sense than some random rocks just hanging there in space in the perfect position.
I suppose you could attach some station keeping thrusters to them, but then why not build a space station and be done with it? Maybe the tech of a century ago wasn't up to it, maybe they like using the "almost solid iron" make-up of the rocks as protection ... but orbiting a star seems like the most maintenance free option to me.
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