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Beacon, weaponry, or just another convenient asteroid hull for the next customer?

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Aside from being a bit shiny, this looks more like a Numenera group than a Supers team.
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The Marava is a great set of 400 ton ship plans with 200 tons of stats. It's why the plans are so amenable to modification: there is always room for what you want to do.
In reality 200 dton ships are pretty small. I'm working on converting the Lily Marlene (TNE's properly sized A2) to the more common 1.5m grid, CT/MT/MGT drive and tonnage assumptions, and to fine tune the plans to make a little more sense.
Here's the raw bulkhead layout of the Lily Marlene (a Jayhawk, essentially), converted to a 1.5m grid.
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Based on Ron's sketch ( https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RonaldStepp/posts/R7VXBYPrRz9?cfem=1 ).  This is close enough to 400 dtons for most.  The decks are shown top to bottom, left-to-right.  The uppermost is not given a grid due to being a crawlspace at best.  Each deck's rough tonnage is listed at the bottom with two numbers: the tonnage if the deck dimensions were entirely available, and the tonnage taking the edge bevel into account.  Ron 's depicted bridge window is on the topmost gridded deck, and the port holes are on the next deck down.
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And coincidentally, look a lot like the Addaxur, the foremost of Zhodani client races.
Waterbears can go without food or water for more than a decade. They can survive temperatures from 0 to above 100°C.
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More new things about space.
First Ring System Around Asteroid Discovered

It was just announced by the European Southern Observatory that:

Observations at many sites in South America, including ESO’s La Silla Observatory, have made the surprise discovery that the remote asteroid Chariklo is surrounded by two dense and narrow rings. This is the smallest object by far found to have rings and only the fifth body in the Solar System — after the much larger planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune — to have this feature. The origin of these rings remains a mystery, but they may be the result of a collision that created a disc of debris. The new results are published online in the journal Nature on 26 March 2014.  ⓐ

The rings of Saturn are one of the most spectacular sights in the sky, and less prominent rings have also been found around the other giant planets. Despite many careful searches, no rings had been found around smaller objects orbiting the Sun in the Solar System. Now observations of the distant minor planet [1] (10199) Chariklo [2] as it passed in front of a star have shown that this object too is surrounded by two fine rings.  ⓐ

We weren’t looking for a ring and didn’t think small bodies like Chariklo had them at all, so the discovery — and the amazing amount of detail we saw in the system — came as a complete surprise!" says Felipe Braga-Ribas (Observatório Nacional/MCTI, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) who planned the observation campaign and is lead author on the new paper  ⓐ

Press Release:
ⓐ  http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1410/

Full paper:
http://www.eso.org/public/archives/releases/sciencepapers/eso1410/eso1410a.pdf

Image: Artist Impression of rings around Chariklo (ESO)
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