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08 August 2005, 10:31 PM
Wow times flies when you are having fun.

Believe it or not it has been a Year since the creation of this forum.
And what a trip it has been,
we have fired trebuchets, ridden rollercoasters, crashed cars, made volcanoes explode and made snow avalanches.

Well I want to do something special for the Birthday challenge, so I am opening the floor for your ideas and suggestions on how to celebrate this event with a blast!.


CgTalk:FXWars! Catapult! (Trebuchet) Challenge:1 (
CgTalk:FXWars! Snow Avalanche Challenge VOTE!:2 (
CgTalk:FXWars! FXWars! Roller Coaster Challenge VOTE!:3 (
CgTalk:FXWars! Volcano Challenge VOTE!:4 (
CgTalk:FXWars! MoonShot Challenge VOTE!:5 (
CgTalk:FXWars! CARCRASH Challenge VOTE!:6 (

08 August 2005, 12:46 AM
Hey forgot to link to the car crash thread ;)

08 August 2005, 01:10 AM
How about a best fireworks show?

08 August 2005, 08:25 AM
Here's something I was reading about recently. And, of course, I immediately thought about how I would make this into a visual effect :D

Space scientist Christopher McKay and Robert Zubrin, author of The Case For Mars, have also proposed a more extreme method for greenhousing Mars. They believe that hurling large, icy asteroids containing ammonia at the red planet would produce tons of greenhouse gases and water. For this to be done, nuclear thermal rocket engines would have to be somehow attached to asteroids from the outer solar system. The rockets would move the asteroids at about 4 kilometers per second, for a period of about 10 years, before the rockets would shut off and allow the 10-billion-ton asteroids to glide, unpowered, toward Mars. Energy released upon impact would be about 130 million megawatts of power. That's enough energy to power Earth for a decade.

If it is possible to smash an asteroid of such enormous size into Mars, the energy of one impact would raise the temperature of the planet by 3 degrees Celsius. The sudden raise in temperature would melt about a trillion tons of water, which is enough water to form a lake, with a depth of one meter, that could cover an area larger than the state of Connecticut. Several of these missions over 50 years would create a temperate climate and enough water to cover 25 percent of the planet's surface. However, the bombardment by asteroids, each releasing energy equivalent to 70,000 one-megaton hydrogen bombs, would delay human settlement of the planet for centuries.

Crashing an icy asteroid into Mars? Now that would be a blast! :)

08 August 2005, 04:11 PM
I like the firworks idea. Not the hardest one yet but fun and it would be fitting for the occasion.

08 August 2005, 12:57 AM
No more ideas?

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