Summary: Can an interstellar planet be hot enough to heat it's terrestrial moon without igniting fusion?
I am a science fiction writer, however I am studying astrophysics to better captivate audiences with real and believable plots,
The idea in question is an interstellar sub brown dwarf gas...
How long/what distance would it take a spaceship (with a hypothetical propellant-less engine) to accelerate to near light speed, and secondly, how low long/what distance would it take to decelerate back to zero again?
As a project, I'm trying to solve for the approximate radius and mass of a approximately earth-sized planet, Mann, from Interstellar. According to what was provided,
g = 7.84m/s2
The solid part of the planet is composed of a honeycomb of rock and ice
The space inside the honeycomb is...
Today's _Out There_ column ( in the New York Times) by David Overby takes a look at the physics of _Interstellar_ and the reception thereof by various audiences.
Interesting article. It can be found on page D1 of the print edition.
Links- (One is the article's formal permalink, the other...
Show that the solution of the form ρ1 = ρ1(x±a0t) satisfy the equation:
∂2ρ1/∂t2 - a02∂2ρ1/∂x2 = 0
and that they correspond to waves propagating in the directions x increasing or decreasing.
P = P0 + P1
ρ = ρ0 + ρ1
u = u1
The Attempt at a Solution
Hello everyone! I recently watched the new Interstellar movie, and have some questions that I would like answered. Warning: Spolier Alert! My questions will contain spoilers, so if you havent seen the movie yet, and plan to do so, leave now. Also, if you are going to rant about the movie, do it...