Me. Confused... When did that happen? And whats all this about a mask, you mean to tell me after all this time that your avatar is not you!?
Well, that changes everything... Two Kippers for you it is! :D
In a game that is not based on PvP (although it is possible, it is certainly not required) there is no need to directly oppose other players - by design. The three modes (that all share the same galaxy state) have been a core part of Frontier's design from the very beginning - why should they change that now?
The options offered would not keep all players happy.
The guy who Channel 4 thought it was, is still in jail. I guess we'll find out more as time goes by.
Just goes to show the difficulty faced by the authorities. They have to have actionable intelligence and just cant go rounding up everyone on their watch lists. Not only does it lead to wrongful prosecution it also aids to the terrorists recruitment process.
What was your latitude?
What was the axial tilt?
Was the planet in a binary (or was it a moon?)
Rotation period for earth is 24 hours, but a day length vs night length can vary completely at any ratio. And they can also be half of the orbital period if at high enough latitudes.
Moons and close binary orbits can also have a mismatch between the perceived day night and rotation period for several reasons