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    Just landed on a planet with an atmosphere

    Hyades Sector IB-W b2-6 A 3 a. The journal entry says no atmosphere, but there clearly is an atmosphere. Here is the journal entry:

    { "timestamp":"2018-05-13T16:37:31Z", "event":"Scan", "ScanType":"Detailed", "BodyName":"Hyades Sector IB-W b2-6 A 3 a", "BodyID":27, "Parents":[ {"Null":26}, {"Planet":25}, {"Star":1}, {"Null":0} ], "DistanceFromArrivalLS":1183.116211, "TidalLock":true, "TerraformState":"", "PlanetClass":"Icy body", "Atmosphere":"", "AtmosphereType":"None", "Volcanism":"major water geysers volcanism", "MassEM":0.000285, "Radius":582241.500000, "SurfaceGravity":0.335504, "SurfaceTemperature":43.765896, "SurfacePressure":0.000000, "Landable":true, "Materials":[ { "Name":"sulphur", "Percent":27.813578 }, { "Name":"carbon", "Percent":23.388336 }, { "Name":"phosphorus", "Percent":14.973615 }, { "Name":"iron", "Percent":12.577046 }, { "Name":"nickel", "Percent":9.512751 }, { "Name":"selenium", "Percent":4.353060 }, { "Name":"zinc", "Percent":3.417971 }, { "Name":"zirconium", "Percent":1.460454 }, { "Name":"tellurium", "Percent":0.936125 }, { "Name":"molybdenum", "Percent":0.821274 }, { "Name":"tin", "Percent":0.745795 } ], "Composition":{ "Ice":0.824624, "Rock":0.159549, "Metal":0.015828 }, "SemiMajorAxis":1090278.125000, "Eccentricity":0.078854, "OrbitalInclination":-1.252094, "Periapsis":91.986122, "OrbitalPeriod":47924.828125, "RotationPeriod":69907.195313, "AxialTilt":-0.436046 }






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    Hey, that's a lot of the fog that's supposed to be thin and localised. Has the Stellar Forge been drinking perhaps?

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    I've run across a few ice and Rocky ice world's that were largely covered in fog like that.

    Nice find!

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    It's not technically "atmosphere". It's electrostatically-charged dust (or, in the case of an ice world like this, finely crushed snow) which is kept suspended above the surface, despite the lack of atmosphere, by the combination of electrostatic forces, minor ground quakes and the relatively low local gravity.

    Being electrostatic, it does tend to "stick" onto the cockpit canopy and any remote camera optical surfaces, making the "haze" look much thicker than it actually is.

    Yes, I am making this up as I go along. Why do you ask?

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    That is cooooooooool, gotta grab ma mates and go there. Should we organize a little public jaunt?

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    I have to admit Federal Corvette looks phenomenal in this fog... Now find those water geysers, park it next to those and take a photo session!

    BTW, where can I find this journal? EDIT: Not your journal, mine.

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    Originally Posted by Sapyx View Post (Source)
    It's not technically "atmosphere". It's electrostatically-charged dust (or, in the case of an ice world like this, finely crushed snow) which is kept suspended above the surface, despite the lack of atmosphere, by the combination of electrostatic forces, minor ground quakes and the relatively low local gravity.

    Being electrostatic, it does tend to "stick" onto the cockpit canopy and any remote camera optical surfaces, making the "haze" look much thicker than it actually is.

    Yes, I am making this up as I go along. Why do you ask?
    I've read somewhere else that it's actually fog and the thickness depends of the time of the day. IIRC the fogs appear mainly at dusk or dawn. Though here it rather Looks like deep night.

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    Originally Posted by space voyager View Post (Source)
    I have to admit Federal Corvette looks phenomenal in this fog... Now find those water geysers, park it next to those and take a photo session!

    BTW, where can I find this journal? EDIT: Not your journal, mine.
    %User%\Saved Games\Frontier or sthg.

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    We had couple of those as DECE basecamps and the first one got even an mention in Down To Earth Astronomy's "Worth a Visit"-videoseries.


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    Originally Posted by Henkka77 View Post (Source)
    We had couple of those as DECE basecamps and the first one got even an mention in Down To Earth Astronomy's "Worth a Visit"-videoseries.
    That's not fog. It's spittle from CMDRs trying to pronounce the name of the place.

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    "Volatiles" .. visit the same valleys at night or in sunlight and the fogs come and go.

    One great, moody, reppable pic -->

    Originally Posted by Thorberg Shavestroke View Post (Source)

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    Originally Posted by space voyager View Post (Source)
    I have to admit Federal Corvette looks phenomenal in this fog... Now find those water geysers, park it next to those and take a photo session!

    BTW, where can I find this journal? EDIT: Not your journal, mine.
    Thanks! I hunted for the geysers, going to look again today! My journal is located here: C:\Users\Thorberg\Saved Games\Frontier Developments\Elite Dangerous

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    OK, so I found some geysers on this moon!!! But, alas, on the other side of the moon with no fog. Anyway, here is the location if you want to visit: Hyades Sector IB-W B2-6. Moon: A 3 a. Coordinates: 0.6352 -108.9678.

    The sister moon also has major volcanism, I'm looking there too!




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    Originally Posted by Thorberg Shavestroke View Post (Source)
    Hyades Sector IB-W b2-6 A 3 a. The journal entry says no atmosphere, but there clearly is an atmosphere. Here is the journal entry:

    { "timestamp":"2018-05-13T16:37:31Z", "event":"Scan", "ScanType":"Detailed", "BodyName":"Hyades Sector IB-W b2-6 A 3 a", "BodyID":27, "Parents":[ {"Null":26}, {"Planet":25}, {"Star":1}, {"Null":0} ], "DistanceFromArrivalLS":1183.116211, "TidalLock":true, "TerraformState":"", "PlanetClass":"Icy body", "Atmosphere":"", "AtmosphereType":"None", "Volcanism":"major water geysers volcanism", "MassEM":0.000285, "Radius":582241.500000, "SurfaceGravity":0.335504, "SurfaceTemperature":43.765896, "SurfacePressure":0.000000, "Landable":true, "Materials":[ { "Name":"sulphur", "Percent":27.813578 }, { "Name":"carbon", "Percent":23.388336 }, { "Name":"phosphorus", "Percent":14.973615 }, { "Name":"iron", "Percent":12.577046 }, { "Name":"nickel", "Percent":9.512751 }, { "Name":"selenium", "Percent":4.353060 }, { "Name":"zinc", "Percent":3.417971 }, { "Name":"zirconium", "Percent":1.460454 }, { "Name":"tellurium", "Percent":0.936125 }, { "Name":"molybdenum", "Percent":0.821274 }, { "Name":"tin", "Percent":0.745795 } ], "Composition":{ "Ice":0.824624, "Rock":0.159549, "Metal":0.015828 }, "SemiMajorAxis":1090278.125000, "Eccentricity":0.078854, "OrbitalInclination":-1.252094, "Periapsis":91.986122, "OrbitalPeriod":47924.828125, "RotationPeriod":69907.195313, "AxialTilt":-0.436046 }




    I just love those pictures.
    Have not encountered something like that myself.

    It would be cool if some huge alien creature was stalking through that fog.

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    I'm right there right now, there's zero mist.

    EDIT: there is mist on the dayside, but much less. As OP suggested, the gas giants was eclipsing the sun when the screenshots were taken, so that made the mist much thicker and denser.

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