Originally posted by Shiny:
Oooo! Oooo! Maybe it's in a region of space that has a very thin atmosphere..too thin for humans to survive without protection, but enough to allow bee locomotion...
This hadn't occurred to me.
Have any of you ever read "The Integral Trees," By Larry Niven?
If so, 'nuff said. If not...
"The Sting" could've taken place in the dense part of a gas-torus around a neutron star - The physics of which are beyond the scope of this
As Fry & Leela were wearing space-suits, said gas-torus need have been neither breathable, nor particularly dense; but there are a few problems with even this
If the gas-torus was even a fraction of an Earth atmosphere, it would be blue,
as our sky is, due to the scattering of blue light.
The sky we see there is black.
... The hive obviously had some slight gravity, since our heroes weren't floating around...
Anything inside the aforementioned gas-torus would be in free-fall, and I seriously
doubt that eve a space-beehive
would be massive enough to have any appreciable gravity.Gawd!I am such a geek...
... And I meant "Nerd King" in the nicest possible sense.
I know you were; I was merely making light of it.
I doubt he's taken any, but still; No offense intended Ralph.
Originally posted by Ralph Snart:
And I took it as such...
Ah, never mind then...