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mine the sun

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coo'kaktaa
00101100 Coolant Fabriq
#1 - 2013-09-05 04:20:14 UTC
the subject says it all. i wish we could mine the sun. imagine the rewards. nuclear isotopes. new and even more unstable worm holes. the ability to remove light from your part of the galaxy. a truly game changing idea.
Gorn Arming
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#2 - 2013-09-05 04:29:49 UTC
I bet if you keep at it long enough you could even uncover a rare deposit of capital letters.
Sir Substance
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#3 - 2013-09-05 05:00:51 UTC
I knew this thread was going to be good before I opened it, and I must say it's off to a flying start Big smile

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Vega Dallocort
Doomheim
#4 - 2013-09-05 05:05:45 UTC
It's not a bad idea. It could be worth exploring the possibilities. I would throw this into the features and ideas portion of the forum so it gets some attention.
Inxentas Ultramar
Ultramar Independent Contracting
#5 - 2013-09-05 06:16:16 UTC
Solar panels anyone? It would be cool to somehow farm or utilize the sun's energy. Would be a nice little extra celestial to fight over perhaps.
Solstice Project
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#6 - 2013-09-05 06:19:27 UTC
The Sun is with earth.

You mean to say "star".
KuroVolt
The Legion of Spoon
Curatores Veritatis Alliance
#7 - 2013-09-05 06:37:54 UTC
Mine the sun!

Shoot for the stars!

Ride the waves!

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Jonathan Peak
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#8 - 2013-09-05 06:42:25 UTC
coo'kaktaa wrote:
the subject says it all. i wish we could mine the sun. imagine the rewards. nuclear isotopes. new and even more unstable worm holes. the ability to remove light from your part of the galaxy. a truly game changing idea.


http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/ask_astro/answers/961112a.html

Also, as far as EVE goes, for even a small star you'd need a mining laser with pretty insane range to reach the gooey center. Or a normal mining laser, but you'd have to be very careful not to be bumped away at silly speeds.

Of course, they could just change the mechanics, but that'd kill all the fun.
Mythrandier
Solace Corp
#9 - 2013-09-05 07:43:49 UTC
Gorn Arming wrote:
I bet if you keep at it long enough you could even uncover a rare deposit of capital letters.



Thanks mate, now I have coffee all over my desk :(

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SKINE DMZ
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#10 - 2013-09-05 08:06:34 UTC
Solstice Project wrote:
The Sun is with earth.

You mean to say "star".

It is named Sun on my overview in every region of space.

I disagree

Seetesh
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#11 - 2013-09-05 08:09:45 UTC
Quick we must petition and forum rage that they change the star names from sun. Seriously who named them all sun?
Mythrandier
Solace Corp
#12 - 2013-09-05 08:25:51 UTC
Seetesh wrote:
Quick we must petition and forum rage that they change the star names from sun. Seriously who named them all sun?




A study once showed that an amazing 45% of people from a prominent western country did not know that the sun is a star.

What exactly they think it is, is beyond me.

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SKINE DMZ
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#13 - 2013-09-05 08:28:37 UTC
Solstice Project
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#14 - 2013-09-05 08:30:10 UTC
SKINE DMZ wrote:
Solstice Project wrote:
The Sun is with earth.

You mean to say "star".

It is named Sun on my overview in every region of space.
That's sadly true,
but still wrong.

"Sun", or "Sol" is the name of our star.

Most people don't know that and mistake "Sun" as a word for "Star".
Miles Parabellum
Core Collapse Inc
#15 - 2013-09-05 08:44:39 UTC
Gorn Arming wrote:
I bet if you keep at it long enough you could even uncover a rare deposit of capital letters.


Also, once the first star is mined to depletion, it turns out it was one of millions of homeworlds in a vast empire built by an advanced hydrogen-based race of living gas/plasma clouds.
This will trigger Incursion v. 2.0.
Also, there may be ancient space ship trees and killer robots involved.

(By the way, how did that franchise end? I never got a copy of the last book in that series)
Jarrod Hamu
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#16 - 2013-09-05 08:53:46 UTC
Mythrandier wrote:
Gorn Arming wrote:
I bet if you keep at it long enough you could even uncover a rare deposit of capital letters.



Thanks mate, now I have coffee all over my desk :(



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Remiel Pollard
Shock Treatment Ministries
#17 - 2013-09-05 08:56:35 UTC  |  Edited by: Remiel Pollard
Solstice Project wrote:
SKINE DMZ wrote:
Solstice Project wrote:
The Sun is with earth.

You mean to say "star".

It is named Sun on my overview in every region of space.
That's sadly true,
but still wrong.

"Sun", or "Sol" is the name of our star.

Most people don't know that and mistake "Sun" as a word for "Star".


Read, learn, then be silent

Sun, with a capital, is the English name of our sun, without a capital. A sun, the Sun. There is a difference. One is the name of a sun, the other is synonymous with star. The difference is, in fact, not unlike the difference between God and god. One is a name of a god, the other is synonymous with deity. Proper Noun, common noun.

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Lord Wamphyri
Starside Lost
#18 - 2013-09-05 08:59:10 UTC
Miles Parabellum wrote:
Gorn Arming wrote:
I bet if you keep at it long enough you could even uncover a rare deposit of capital letters.


Also, once the first star is mined to depletion, it turns out it was one of millions of homeworlds in a vast empire built by an advanced hydrogen-based race of living gas/plasma clouds.
This will trigger Incursion v. 2.0.
Also, there may be ancient space ship trees and killer robots involved.

(By the way, how did that franchise end? I never got a copy of the last book in that series)


They all lived happily ever after.

(Truth is, the series is next on my list for a re-read as I can't remember exactly, I do know all the loose ends were tied up nicely.)

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Ressiv
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#19 - 2013-09-05 09:12:29 UTC
Gorn Arming wrote:
I bet if you keep at it long enough you could even uncover a rare deposit of capital letters.

... you could have at least warned me to put down my coffee Sad
Lucas Kell
Solitude Trading
#20 - 2013-09-05 10:05:11 UTC
Remiel Pollard wrote:
Solstice Project wrote:
SKINE DMZ wrote:
Solstice Project wrote:
The Sun is with earth.

You mean to say "star".

It is named Sun on my overview in every region of space.
That's sadly true,
but still wrong.

"Sun", or "Sol" is the name of our star.

Most people don't know that and mistake "Sun" as a word for "Star".


Read, learn, then be silent

Sun, with a capital, is the English name of our sun, without a capital. A sun, the Sun. There is a difference. One is the name of a sun, the other is synonymous with star. The difference is, in fact, not unlike the difference between God and god. One is a name of a god, the other is synonymous with deity. Proper Noun, common noun.

QFT.
Though the one part I'd contest, is I'm pretty sure it's only a sun if it has orbital bodies. A Star with nothing orbiting it is not a sun.

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