Questions tagged [planets]

Planets are large celestial bodies in orbit around a star. Sometimes, large moons are also called planets - especially if they are able to support some kind of life. A typically habitable planet is about 6,000 kilometres in diameter, while large gas giants can be much bigger. Planets can be host to millions of sentient inhabitants, or barren wastelands, or anywhere in between.

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CG series about a beast planet

I remember seeing this series back when I was in the early grades of primary school (prep to 3) so this would be between 1996 and 1999 from what I remember it was set in space and the cast was made ...
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Short Story about Schoolchildren on Venus [duplicate]

I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out the title and author of a short story I read in school so that I can share it with my husband who also really appreciates science fiction. It is about ...
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Anthology: underwater aliens / an impassable wall / a moon with an incredibly low orbit

I am looking for the names of these three short stories that I read long back in an anthology of sci-fi stories. First Story: It's about a planet mostly water that has been seeded by some ...
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Planet farthest from Coruscant?

What is the planet farthest from Coruscant in the Star Wars Galaxy? I understand that this information might not be available. If it isn't, please tell me.
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Planet where humans fight for access to algae

Set out on another planet where a human spaceship lands for a research and they observer a huge mass moving below them. On closer look this mass appears to be humans, and the density of the population ...
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First story to describe humans colonizing another planet?

Elon Musk has plans to colonize Mars within the next decade. This made me think: What was the first SF story to describe humans colonizing another planet? I don't want stories where humans establish a ...
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Children's Sci-Fi novel 1980s, another planet with moth-like creatures and glass-like grass [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out the title of a book I read as a child -- probably around 1988 -- aimed at 9-10 year olds. The story had to do with people leaving Earth and they were only able to take one ...
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Why had humanity not visited this planet?

I've been thinking about this since I saw the movie a few weeks ago and I haven't been able to put my finger on a definitive answer so I figured I'd ask here. At the end of Interstellar Why hadn't ...
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Which (non-Earth) planet appears in the most Star Trek episodes?

Which planet, other than Earth, appears in the most episodes of Star Trek? Clarifications: "appears" means a scene in the episode is actually set there (mention of a planet is not sufficient) ...
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How do all the planets in the Star Wars universe contain breathable atmosphere and Earth gravity?

All sorts of different species inhabit the Star Wars universe. How is it that their biological function is compatible with the same atmospheric gases, and that the gravity is the same on all the ...
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Trying to find a book about an extraordinary elevator [duplicate]

I don't know when I read this, probably a long time since I can't remember most of the plot scenes. Plot details I can remember: There's an engineer who, I think, wants to create an elevator. I don'...
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Short story about exobiology during human exploration of an alien planet

I have read a story long ago, where some explorers of an alien planet take an animal and use it like a boat (with a description similar to a very large Victoria. Eventually, they have serious ...
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Man on another world, kicked out of colony, tries to survive in jungle

Paperback book, probably from the 1950s or 60s. Premise, a colony has been established on a mountain plateau of a jungle planet. (pop maybe 200-500 people) There are ape like creatures living in ...
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Story about a Dystopian Future involving data-planets

I don't know what the cover art may have been, nor the publication date. This was described to me by someone, and I want to find it and read it. No idea on the author, but here's the description I ...