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Worldbuilding with stellar grids, by HDE 226868
In recent years, I’ve become a big fan of an alternative to guessing or running the numbers from scratch: stellar grids. These are tables put together by astronomers who specialize in stellar modeling and population synthesis. They perform precise numerical computations to model a star’s properties. The grids they generate may be evolutionary tracks, showing how a star evolves over time, or isochrones, showing multiple stars of the same age. Sometimes these tables are made public, and an enterprising worldbuilder can save a lot of time and effort by consulting them.
Tags: Worldbuilding, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Stars, Science
Previous post: You are a flat-earther (Or how I learned to stop worrying and model less), by Joe Bloggs
But what about explaining the tidal bores that rush up the river of the Shining City every evening? Is there a way to explain those that’s consistent with the two-moon system that you’ve concocted?
Oh no. Panic. There is no way to reconcile these tidal bores and having two moons! But the tidal bores are critical to the fishing industry, and the Priesthood of the Two Sisters is an integral part of the government of Lesser Numoria!! Aaargh! The entire world is in danger of becoming inconsistent!!!!
Tags: Worldbuilding, Science
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