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Ive thought about how players can identify ships in a vast dark space and i was browsing some forums and saw this idea 

 

engines will release trails of smoke(could be some chemical cloud) in space or non-atmo planet/moons 

 

this would make cargo trucking more safer as you can see if there are trails of smoke/chemical-gas around the area 

 

ps. if you want you can even make it cosmetic as in players buy different colors for their trails of smoke and their could be a stealth part which you can make/buy  to add to your engine so it releases no trails 

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What you are seeing in that picture is called a "Condensation Trail" (or a "Contrail"). Those trails are formed by water vapor coming out of the Engine or changes in the air pressure. The Engine exhausts 2 things, both CO^2 and water vapor. It's not just the Engines that can form them, the Wingtip as well can form them. We call them Vortices.

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For more information about "Condensation Trail" ("Contrail"), read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contrail

 

8 hours ago, Commander.Valkryie said:

engines will release trails of smoke(could be some chemical cloud) in space or non-atmo planet/moons

That is the Chemtrail Conspiracy Theory people make ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemtrail_conspiracy_theory ).

Those coming out of the Engines are not mostly chemicals, those are mostly clouds. Those coming out of the Wingtip are all clouds.

 

There is no such thing as a "Chemtrail" (try googling it and it will all lead you to conspiracies).

 

How about this picture below? Like I said, the Engines both emit CO^2 and water vapor. What you see here is a feature of a Contrail. CO^2 doesn't leave a trail, the water vapor does. There is no such thing as a Chemtrail.

 

"Experts on atmospheric phenomena say that the characteristics attributed to chemtrails are simply features of contrails responding to diverse conditions in terms of sunlight, temperature, horizontal and vertical wind shear, and humidity levels present at the aircraft's altitude." (source: Wikipedia)

extra-300-aerobatic-plane-and-smoke-trai

 

Also, Contrails can never form in space or non-athmo planets/moons. That's not possible.

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On 3/3/2019 at 1:31 AM, Eternal said:

What you are seeing in that picture is called a "Condensation Trail" (or a "Contrail"). Those trails are formed by water vapor coming out of the Engine or changes in the air pressure. The Engine exhausts 2 things, both CO^2 and water vapor. It's not just the Engines that can form them, the Wingtip as well can form them. We call them Vortices.

Tip_vortex_rollup.png

 

EA-6B_Prowler_from_VAQ-138.jpg

For more information about "Condensation Trail" ("Contrail"), read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contrail

 

That is the Chemtrail Conspiracy Theory people make ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemtrail_conspiracy_theory ).

Those coming out of the Engines are not mostly chemicals, those are mostly clouds. Those coming out of the Wingtip are all clouds.

 

There is no such thing as a "Chemtrail" (try googling it and it will all lead you to conspiracies).

 

How about this picture below? Like I said, the Engines both emit CO^2 and water vapor. What you see here is a feature of a Contrail. CO^2 doesn't leave a trail, the water vapor does. There is no such thing as a Chemtrail.

 

"Experts on atmospheric phenomena say that the characteristics attributed to chemtrails are simply features of contrails responding to diverse conditions in terms of sunlight, temperature, horizontal and vertical wind shear, and humidity levels present at the aircraft's altitude." (source: Wikipedia)

extra-300-aerobatic-plane-and-smoke-trai

 

Also, Contrails can never form in space or non-athmo planets/moons. That's not possible.

no i didnt mean chemtrails lol it was a misunderstanding i suggested for the game that engines that run on different fuels release certain type of smokes so  we can spot ships

also it would look badass as hell if there are trails it would look awesome flying in formation

 

either way great educational post :)

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On 3/10/2019 at 5:07 PM, Raising said:

As you are sending some matter to create thrust on space . Detection of that element will be relevant

yea i first thought of a star wars type trail of light but that would ruin the view of space with so many light trails 

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