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If you're close enough to be detected by the naked eye, you've already messed up. While the ships we follow in Star Trek are exploration ships, they shouldn't be landing on planets or needing to get in close to see what's going on. They hide from primitive planets by parking way outside visible range and using their Very Good Sensors to look around. Now, ...


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Ships appear on the radar way before you're able to see them with a telescope, way before. And even if you saw something, you'd probably only see a point, not being able to distinguish between a spaceship and a comet. So, there is probably simply no use of camouflage. See the image of Pluto, a planet the size of Russia, and now imagine the resolution ...


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I found the book it wasn't Thunderbird but Firebird of the Firebird trilogy. Her name is Kathy Tyers. Her death was expected, but something more powerful kept her alive. Lady Firebird was born to the royal family of Netaia. Because of her birthplace in the family, however, her life is expendable. Honorable suicide is the highest calling she could ...


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