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are you sure about this? is this real science? you can't maike defintions for non-star trek things
- No, this is...at least semi-accurate, it could use revising. It's from (VOY: "Caretaker"). The Caretaker's people used a technology that dupleted the nucleogenic particals in their atmostphere, and it couldn't rain. -Halliwell
There are a lot of planets listed here said to not have Nucleogenic particles. Is there any evidence for these planets other than Ocampa? Surely a lack of nucleogenic particles is not the only reason a planet would not have rain, and unless it is said in canon that these other planets also lacked them, they should not be said here. --OuroborosCobra 04:09, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
- Nucleongenic particles were only mentioned in "Caretaker", where it was stated that they were removed from Ocampa's atmosphere by accident by the Caretaker. The other planets are just desert worlds, that very well might have nugleogenic particles but are just very dry. So I'm removing the other planets listed, as there is no evidence for the lack of nucleogentic particles.
Oh yeah, and here is some dialogue from Caretaker:
- JANEWAY: That's only one of the mysteries we're dealing with, Mr. Tuvok. Take a look at this. It's virtually a desert. Not one ocean, not one river. It has all the basic characteristics of an M-class planet except there are no nucleogenic particles in the atmosphere.
- TUVOK: That would mean the planet is incapable of producing rain.
- JANEWAY: I've studied thousands of M-class planets. I've never seen an atmosphere without nucleogenics. There must have been some kind of extraordinary environmental disaster. As soon as repairs are complete, we'll set a course for the fifth planet. --Jörg 10:11, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
I'll better put the removes tuff here in case someone wants to change it into background information (...speculation).
Planets with no nucleogenic particles are classified as a Class H planet including Ocampa, Nimbus III, Tau Cygna V, Rigel XII. (TOS: "Mudd's Women"; Star Trek V: The Final Frontier; TNG: "The Ensigns of Command"; VOY: "Caretaker")
--Jörg 10:13, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
Real World Equivalent Edit
In reality, tiny (up to a few nanometers in diameter) aerosol particles, known as Cloud Condensation Nuclei are needed for water vapor to condense into liquid water clouds: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_condensation_nuclei