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MemberOvomorphJul-21-2012 10:28 PM
The first time the intermittant life form is found by the pups the captain says that the readings started when the storm first hits. The storm he also says is made up of silica sand and large amounts of static electricity. I believe Static electricity is perhaps the power source for the Juggernaut and the green electrical goo that operates the buildings at the instaliation. This could also be how there is power even 2000 years later because of constant storms like the sand storms of egypt that have raged in the same area for thousands of years.
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aircraftfixer

MemberOvomorphJul-21-2012 11:37 PM
Err, I don't know about that. Static Electricity can and does retain potential, but there isn't any real way to regulate it. Touch screens work well because of static fields being interrupted, but that is mostly because the signal is more like a communication grid- brief displacements of energy. Opening doors and launching spacecraft require continuous voltage and current. The Juggernaught might somehow utilize static electricity on LV-223, but can it reliably find such storms on other planets? Powering items in the structure built on this same planet could somehow be achieved this way, but is static electricity the core technology that the engineers use? Lightning is the best description of a static electrical mechanism. The energy builds up, and builds up until it finds a way (conductive arc) to discharge all at once.

zzplural

MemberOvomorphJul-22-2012 12:21 AM
I imagine that the power source would be some completely exotic alien technology that even the designers of the Prometheus would begin to understand. For all practical purposes, limitless energy on demand. Unlikely to be electrical, I would have thought, IMHO.
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Ruhaniya

Veteran MemberMemberOvomorphJul-22-2012 12:24 AM
Well what we do know is: Green is the color and maybe some crystals too [img]http://paranoidnews.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Green-Aventurine-Crystal-Alien-Skull-e1291972514802.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.arkadiancollection.com/files/imagecache/product_full/TC08-Natural-Green-Tourmaline-Crystal.jpg[/img] [img]http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lljc8eAdbc1qiomjjo1_1280.png[/img] [img]http://www.expandmywealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/marijuana-kief-trichomes.jpg[/img] [img]http://media.eurekalert.org/multimedia_prod/pub/web/45575_web.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.nikonsmallworld.com/images/gallery2003/fourbythree/hm_Sundew.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.redorbit.com/media/gallery/national-science-foundation-gallery/pf3161_sundew2_h.jpg[/img] [img]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7172/6726425675_b1e938e232_z.jpg[/img] [img]http://i45.tinypic.com/nfs8rn.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.wholesalersusainc.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/m/5/m55.jpg[/img] [img]http://i49.tinypic.com/1zdw4eg.png[/img] [img]http://i.imgur.com/NfE7o.jpg[/img] [img]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Z569O-SH73Y/TrYLcObtrhI/AAAAAAAAB_c/DP5wwhgO1RU/s1600/IMG_0968.JPGedit.jpg[/img]

Indy John

MemberOvomorphJul-22-2012 1:38 AM
With so little known about this moon..any power source could have been hidded right in front of the Prometheus landing site... Yes there seems to be a need for a power source....but what kind of power? I think of power in terms of electricity., Who is to say what kind of power if availible in advnced power.. But if the storage area in the caves..was actually used by the Engineeers,,then dependable power supply must be there,,,,and found.. Check out the power supply used by the Krell in the movie 'Forbidden Planet '..
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Ruhaniya

Veteran MemberMemberOvomorphSep-08-2012 5:54 PM
In the Novel for Alien, the Nostromo find a possible power source in the Derelict from a Perpetual Motion device that was like a metallic orb moving through a cylinder.
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