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The Menace - Pt 27

July 4th, 2007, 7:00 pm

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Reply RyanMC, July 4th, 2007, 8:19 pm

I’m not entirely sure how accurate the math is on this comic. I’m pretty sure it would take Ridley quite some time to travel a couple of dozen light-years to the nearest inhabited planet. Not that I know how close the nearest inhabited planet is, but I’m pretty sure it must be quite a piece away if the Galactic Federation hasn’t made contact with this planet yet. Of course, maybe there are rules that say the people of the planet have to develop space travel on it’s own before they’re allowed to interact.

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Reply supercomputer276, July 5th, 2007, 10:35 am

Holding your breath... *laughs* That's gold, mon, GOLD!

Reply Angel85, July 5th, 2007, 1:03 pm

I always wondered how Ridley flies in space. I can imagine an armored skin to protect him from hard vacuum, and even the metabolism necessary to go that long without oxygen, but he can't propel himself with his wings in space, he'd need some kind of thruster that isn't visible in his sprites. It was easier in Metroid Prime, with the cybernetic Meta-Ridley, which was basically Ridley's brain put in a robotic body. MAN that was an awesome boss fight.

Reply DementedKitsune (Guest), July 6th, 2007, 2:35 pm

Actually, Meta-Ridley was a cybernetically ENHANCED Ridley, his body was still primarily organic, it just had a ton of robotic enhancements added to it. And you CAN move in zero g without thrusters, it's just like swimming only without the water.

Reply Corey, July 6th, 2007, 6:10 pm

Uhhh..... no. In space, theres nothing to push against, so you'll be flailing around uselessly.

Reply Malroth (Guest), July 6th, 2007, 6:11 pm

Its a little physical law called conservation of momentum, when you swim, the fluid friction of the water causes some of the water surounding your body to cling to your body following its movements, when you provide a powering stroke the water clinging to you is accelerated then released backwards, this in turn pushes your body forward. On the return stroke the process applies agian in the opposite direction, but since the surface area of the arms is much smaller when making the return stroke the force applied in the forward direction is much smaller than the force applied in the reverse direction, resulting in a net forward acceleration. In space there is no working fluid in frictional contact with your body, therefore no momentum change is applied on either the power or reverse strokes, thus "swimming" in space would have no effect.
Edit: man i type too slow, someone else completed their comment before i finished

Reply DementedKitsune (Guest), July 7th, 2007, 3:09 pm

Actually, in space friction isn't what makes you move, if you swing your arm in space your body will start to spin because with no friction to keep you in place the force of motion CAUSES you to develop cyclical momentum. Basically, the force of a single movement can make you move while in space, why do you think they move slowly in space? Because it's so dence they can't move quickly? Not likely, it's because with no resisting forces or matter your bodies moving momentum is dangerous when you move to fast. In space conservation of momentum still works, just you have to applie the force to stop AND start yourself. Otherwise there wouldn't be a need to put thrusters on space suits.

Reply Misfit (Guest), July 30th, 2010, 11:03 am

How are they all supposed to fit in the ship?

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