There's a new map of the BSG star system...

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  1. Wereghost

    Wereghost Part-time poltergeist Commodore

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    ...and a high-res image on IO9. It looks kind of cool and interesting, though purists will note that there are now four stars in the system and not three as stated by the hybrid in The Plan. :rolleyes:
     
  2. David cgc

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    Well, "twelve battles, three stars" can mean a lot of things.
     
  3. Gep Malakai

    Gep Malakai Vice Admiral Admiral

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    ^Like what? I know what it sounds like it's supposed to mean...

    It is sort of odd, though, that Espinson would get it wrong if they were working the quadrupedal star system thing out during BSG's run. So maybe it as supposed to mean something else.
     
  4. pst

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    yeah good catch there with the three stars.

    but uh, i have to imagine there were more than 12 battles anyway. so that hybrid was full of it.
     
  5. SD70ACe

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    Or they hadn't figured out four stars by the time The Plan was in production.
     
  6. Robert Maxwell

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    Four stars? Really? :lol:
     
  7. Gep Malakai

    Gep Malakai Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Well, technically two binary star systems that are rather close together. The article does say they based it on a real double-binary system.
     
  8. Marc

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    The Colonial's system must of been really good.

    Either that or it had been tortured by Cardassians.
     
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    Could've been worse, there's a seven star system in Cassiopeia :p

    That map is full of oddities. Caprica and Gemenon orbit each other, and Aerilon and Canceron share an orbit in the Lagrange points of a star and a large gas giant, for instance. Speaking as an astrophysics geek, this is certainly one weird set of systems, but it's not impossible. The only one that bugs me is Scorpia and Libran, their orbits/planetary conditions look too close.
     
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  10. Robert Maxwell

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    There's no reason you can't have a lot of stars grouped together in one system, it just strains credibility that you could have planets in stable orbits--much less have them be habitable--in such a system.
     
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  11. Skywalker

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    Yeah, but this is BSG, so...God did it. :shifty:
     
  12. 6079SmithW

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    ^But, as BSG has taught us, sometimes the miraculous happens and we get a bizarre set of coincidences that seem almost divine. God has a plan for everything and He made the system, as is, so that it was a suitable place for humanity to settle on post-Kobol.

    I am only half joking because the speculation that the system is stable and viable for humans, even in its somewhat weird configuration, is due to God willing it to be so is a completely valid argument in context of the BSG-verse.

    *edit* Damn it! Skywalker said it more straightforward than me. I concur. God did it. :p
     
  13. vampgrrl

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    Well remember, they are using old BSG as a basis for this...

    There is no way to place so many habitable worlds so close together and it not look odd.
     
  14. Silvercrest

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    You know it doesn't like that name.
     
  15. Skywalker

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    Sorry, dude! Didn't mean to make you type all that for nothing. :lol:
     
  16. Robert Maxwell

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    Yeah, fuck it. I guess God did it. :lol:
     
  17. Ethros

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    Seems odd that Canceron is the most populated planet, when it's barely ever even mentioned in BSG
     
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    Agreed. This map is missing the hands of God behind the star systems.
     
  19. Frontman

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    Seeing this planets makes me think again how is it possible that those people came from Kobol and don't remember it although they have distant past seen on artifacts in Adama's office? They spoke of Kobol as "myth" and "old wives tale". Maybe angels deleted their memory? I mean they did make allusion of it in "Malestrom" after Starbuck (an angel) died Adama destroyed that old sailing ship.
     
  20. Robert Maxwell

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    Kobol itself wasn't a myth--it turned out to be very real. But the exodus from Kobol was a few thousand years ago. Think about where we were 3000 years ago. Most of history from around that time is pretty mythical to us. Not that we have no evidence of it, but that it's so distant and we have relatively little information so it's not "real" to us.

    Kobol could hold much the same status for the Colonials: a real place where they used to live and things happened, but the stories have been distorted and attained mythical proportions over time.
     

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