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Old April 25th, 2004, 08:02 PM
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Technically, this is the problem with shattering worlds anyway - you'd never be able to shatter them so much that they'd spread around the whole orbit of the planet. You'd break it into chunks sure, but after a while it'd just reform back together again. To turn a planet into an asteroid belt, you need to find a way to (a) spread the bits out over the entire orbit of the planet and (b) keep the bits from ever reforming. The problem with the latter is that if such an influence is there (probably a nearby gas giant disrupting the belt, as with our belt), then the planet wouldn't have formed in the first place.

But this is another one of those niggly realism things that Traveller ignores anyway. [img]smile.gif[/img]
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