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Screenshot Saturday

Physics and physics and physics again.

My calculations indicate that for a Stanford torus with a radius of 20m, simulating Martian gravity (3.711m/(s*s)) requires an angular velocity of around 2RPM. Which is right stately.

And walking around inside of one presents all sorts of interesting challenges to a physics engine.

Ship thumb

Nick Rudzicz; ‘Ship Study’
Programmer art on canvas, ESA star data. 2012.