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Offline TrayNavi

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My theory on the floating rocks
« on: April 22, 2010, 11:54:35 am »
I'd first like to say that i'm not any kind of scientist, but i feel this makes a little bit of sense.

I believe that at the core of all the floating "islands" there is a large bubble of some kind of "super helium", if you want to call it that. It might be a mixture of helium, hydrogen, and have you (i'll explain why i think the hydrogen is there later). This "super helium" would need to be replenished on certain "islands" (like the ones with waterfalls) and i think this could be done by, maybe a plant that has roots that give off this gas.

Now, about the waterfalls and the hydrogen. I think when the "surer helium" escapes from the "island"s core, the hydrogen reacts with oxygen and something else in the air/"super helium" and creates water.

After having to sit here and type that it makes way less sense to me than it did before, but w/e.

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Re: My theory on the floating rocks
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2010, 12:06:11 pm »
I believe I read somewhere (either the 2007 script or the original scriptment) that they are rich in unobtanium, so act as giant electro magnets.
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Re: My theory on the floating rocks
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2010, 12:10:16 pm »
.....well damn....

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Re: My theory on the floating rocks
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2010, 12:12:21 pm »
I believe I read somewhere (either the 2007 script or the original scriptment) that they are rich in unobtanium, so act as giant electro magnets.
Wait, but that still doesn't explain the water?

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Re: My theory on the floating rocks
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2010, 01:09:56 pm »
I believe I read somewhere (either the 2007 script or the original scriptment) that they are rich in unobtanium, so act as giant electro magnets.
Wait, but that still doesn't explain the water?

Rainwater probably. Might have a depression/porous rock/soil on the top which soaks up the water when it rains.
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Re: My theory on the floating rocks
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2010, 01:24:23 pm »
The unobtainium in the rocks act as a superconductor (at room temperature!), allowing it to float in the powerfull magnetic fields on Pandora.
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Re: My theory on the floating rocks
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2010, 07:12:13 pm »
The Activist Survival Guide gives a detailed explanation for the floating mountains. It has to do with unobtanium and how it cooled within the rocks during their formation. If you have the ASG, i would suggest reading it. It's chock full of awesome info about Avatar and Pandora.
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Re: My theory on the floating rocks
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2010, 12:11:45 pm »
The Activist Survival Guide gives a detailed explanation for the floating mountains. It has to do with unobtanium and how it cooled within the rocks during their formation. If you have the ASG, i would suggest reading it. It's chock full of awesome info about Avatar and Pandora.

It also says that the humans tried to mine it from the mountains for a while, but by fooling with the rock, the mountains moved and pretty much hit the mining equipment, thereby destroying it.  They stopped.


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Re: My theory on the floating rocks
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2010, 12:28:49 pm »
Go get a copy of the ASG. It has a bunch of inaccuracies in it (probably intentional), but is still a good source of backstory and info on Pandora.

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