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Darkstar
September 4th, 2005, 02:56 AM
hello i have a question for fans here if they know.

Q: why is liquid naquadah a green colour?

also does anybody know anything about this mineral because i dont seem to know a great deal about naquadah, is it radioactive? is it not what is the so called by-product when using this in the generators.

does anybody know anything about this?

Lord §okar
September 4th, 2005, 05:04 AM
Naqahdah is an element, not a mineral. Stargate The Movie is not part of the SG-1 canon.

why is liquid naquadah a green colour?
Probably due to the other stuff you have to mix it with to make it liquid at room temperature. As for the eerie green glow, your guess is as good as mine.

also does anybody know anything about this mineral because i dont seem to know a great deal about naquadah, is it radioactive? is it not what is the so called by-product when using this in the generators.
Everything is radioactive. Naqahdah is relatively stable.

Darkstar
September 4th, 2005, 05:10 AM
sp my nextquestion is where about would this element fit on the periodic table, i take it people could guess roughly where it does i just would like to know? :D

Qasim
September 4th, 2005, 05:12 AM
See this thread:

Atomic Weight of Naquadah (http://forum.gateworld.net/showthread.php?t=7577)

_Owen_
September 4th, 2005, 08:01 AM
Well it is located within the island of stability, further than that...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Island_of_stability

Owen Macri

Crazedwraith
September 4th, 2005, 09:37 AM
Naqahdah is an element, not a mineral. Stargate The Movie is not part of the SG-1 canon.

Um...yes it is. We jusrt beleive SG-1 over the movie if there's a contradiction.

_Owen_
September 4th, 2005, 09:40 AM
Maybe in the movie, they were just wrong...

Owen Macri

Lord §okar
September 4th, 2005, 02:29 PM
Um...yes it is. We jusrt beleive SG-1 over the movie if there's a contradiction.
Then you would be foolish. SG-1 is not endorsed by the creators of the movie, they mock it, the true sequels to stargate are the books. It's best to consider the two sources having taken place in alternate universes. The differences between them are vast and inexplicable in any other way.

captain keys
September 4th, 2005, 02:45 PM
no its a mineral

NAQUADAH
Heavy mineral used in constructing the Stargate, Goa'uld technology, and the quantum mirror. Naquadah is the building-block for all Goa'uld technology, and (though the Goa'uld did not build the Stargates) seems to be the only material capable of handling the massive amounts of energy required to create a stable wormhole.

The mineral also has highly explosive properties, making it useful for enhancing the yield of bombs, missiles, and the like. It has at least two variants: liquid naquadah, used to power Jaffa staff weapons, and naquadria, which is more volatile and powerful. Naquadah is rather rare, and does not exist naturally in Earth's solar system.

Naquadah is also a part of the Goa'uld's genetic make-up. Its presence gives them (as well as someone who has had a symbiote die inside of them, such as Samantha Carter) the ability to use Goa'uld technology such as a hand device or healing device, and to sense the presence of other Goa'uld within a range of a few feet.

Lord §okar
September 4th, 2005, 04:03 PM
no its a mineral

NAQUADAH
Heavy mineral used in constructing the Stargate, Goa'uld technology, and the quantum mirror. Naquadah is the building-block for all Goa'uld technology, and (though the Goa'uld did not build the Stargates) seems to be the only material capable of handling the massive amounts of energy required to create a stable wormhole.

The mineral also has highly explosive properties, making it useful for enhancing the yield of bombs, missiles, and the like. It has at least two variants: liquid naquadah, used to power Jaffa staff weapons, and naquadria, which is more volatile and powerful. Naquadah is rather rare, and does not exist naturally in Earth's solar system.

Naquadah is also a part of the Goa'uld's genetic make-up. Its presence gives them (as well as someone who has had a symbiote die inside of them, such as Samantha Carter) the ability to use Goa'uld technology such as a hand device or healing device, and to sense the presence of other Goa'uld within a range of a few feet.
Whoever wrote that possesses a tenuous grasp of physics and biology.

6thMonolith
September 4th, 2005, 04:16 PM
Uh, I think that's the Omnepedia on Naquadah:o (http://www.gateworld.net/omnipedia/miscellany/links/naquadah.shtml). Personally, I thought it was an element. Does it say anything about this in an episode?

Lord §okar
September 4th, 2005, 04:39 PM
Uh, I think that's the Omnepedia on Naquadah
Gateworld should stick to episode synopses and character bios.

Personally, I thought it was an element. Does it say anything about this in an episode?
Yes it does, several, Meridian right off the top of my head but I'll do some Googling. Only the movie suggests it's a mineral but it has no bearing whatsoever on SG-1.

captain keys
September 4th, 2005, 06:42 PM
Uh, I think that's the Omnepedia on Naquadah:o (http://www.gateworld.net/omnipedia/miscellany/links/naquadah.shtml). Personally, I thought it was an element. Does it say anything about this in an episode?
you guessed it !? i had to find out for my self so i went to the omnepedia and thats what it says :S

cobraR478
September 4th, 2005, 06:56 PM
Isn't it both an element and a mineral? :S

IMForeman
September 4th, 2005, 07:05 PM
Isn't it both an element and a mineral? :S

It's all those things and more! Now how much would you pay?

-IMF
My mother, my Sister. My mother, my Sister. My mother, my Sister. Naquadah's worse than Kat and Zoe.

captain keys
September 4th, 2005, 07:07 PM
yes its both just like steal is both an element is 1.A substance that cannot be reduced to simpler substances by normal chemical means and that is composed of atoms having an identical number of protons in each nucleus.
2.A fundamental, essential, or irreducible constituent of a composite entity.

captain keys
September 4th, 2005, 07:11 PM
and a mineral is A naturally occurring, homogeneous inorganic solid substance having a definite chemical composition and characteristic crystalline structure, color, and hardness. does that help

IMForeman
September 4th, 2005, 07:41 PM
and a mineral is A naturally occurring, homogeneous inorganic solid substance having a definite chemical composition and characteristic crystalline structure, color, and hardness. does that help

yes its both just like steal is both an element is 1.A substance that cannot be reduced to simpler substances by normal chemical means and that is composed of atoms having an identical number of protons in each nucleus.
2.A fundamental, essential, or irreducible constituent of a composite entity.



Answers.com is your friend, I see.

-IMF

captain keys
September 5th, 2005, 01:58 PM
nope and what is answer .com is it like ask jeeves ? no i got those answers from my fresman year i remember alot of stuff

Dr Weir
September 5th, 2005, 03:31 PM
Then you would be foolish. SG-1 is not endorsed by the creators of the movie, they mock it, the true sequels to stargate are the books. It's best to consider the two sources having taken place in alternate universes. The differences between them are vast and inexplicable in any other way.
If that's true, they are foolish!!! SG1 and SGA are far better than the movie and as it is more explored in the tv series and that's the latest info, that matters more. They can't seriously mock it, they don't even know what they're missing!! Plus it doesn't say anywhere they are taking place in alternate universes.

Lord §okar
September 5th, 2005, 03:33 PM
yes its both just like steal is both an element is 1.A substance that cannot be reduced to simpler substances by normal chemical means and that is composed of atoms having an identical number of protons in each nucleus.
2.A fundamental, essential, or irreducible constituent of a composite entity.
Pity you didn't remember that steel isn't element.

no i got those answers from my fresman year i remember alot of stuff
That's quite phenomenal to remember a definition word for word, identical to the dictionary.com one!

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=mineral

Contrary to my previous belief the term "mineral" aslso comprises pure substances, therefore naqahdah is both a mineral and an element.

EDIT:
SG1 and SGA are far better than the movie
In your opinion.

as it is more explored in the tv series and that's the latest info,
The latest info of the surrogate TV universe. Trite, scifi chic derived, cliched banalness. Cinematic porridge passed to the masses in accessible, non-challenging 45 minute packets.

This fanboy/gurl "rebuttal" doesn't change the fact of the matter that the Stargate motion picture is not part of SG-1 canon and vice versa.

Dr Weir
September 5th, 2005, 03:46 PM
SG1 and SGA are far better than the movie
In your opinion.

as it is more explored in the tv series and that's the latest info,
The latest info of the surrogate TV universe. Trite, scifi chic derived, cliched banalness. Cinematic porridge passed to the masses in accessible, non-challenging 45 minute packets.

This fanboy/gurl "rebuttal" doesn't change the fact of the matter that the Stargate motion picture is not part of SG-1 canon and vice versa.
Huh?!!!! People here are supposed to be fans of the stargate series, can't even get what you're on about completely, I think you're taking it too seriously and its fangirl and proud of it!!!!!

Indum'kra
September 5th, 2005, 03:54 PM
Mr Sokar, I'm going to have do tell you here an now the TV series is pretty much the canon. You could say that yes they are seperate realities, but many fans simple throw on the old discontinuity paste and not care.

I can't see why you come here, there's not much movie discussion, and if you don't use the show as canon, you're pretty limited here.

The omnipedia is a database on Stargate, not some little bio's list.

captain keys
September 5th, 2005, 04:15 PM
Pity you didn't remember that steel isn't element.

no i got those answers from my fresman year i remember alot of stuff
That's quite phenomenal to remember a definition word for word, identical to the dictionary.com one!

u are right thats what i remembered dictionary.com i didnt say i remebered reading them

IMForeman
September 5th, 2005, 06:32 PM
u are right thats what i remembered dictionary.com i didnt say i remebered reading them

Captain, listen... I want to be polite to you, I really do. I've seen some folks round here being incredibly rude to you, and riding you for your phone text way of talking... and I don't want to join them. I don't like it either, but it's just not right to harangue someone openly like that. However, your normal lack of spelling, grammar or punctuation definitely show that you copied and pasted those definitions right from Dictionary/Answers.com, as they are word for word, character for character, and use proper spelling and punctuation. All I ask, is that if you use a source like that, that you credit it. I know you want us to know how smart you are, but posting someone else's work as your own is just never an acceptable practice. KO-Dokey?

-IMF

EnigmaNZ
September 6th, 2005, 02:15 AM
Naquadah, hmm, the gate weighs about 30 tons and is roughly 180 cubic feet, so it has a mass of about 375 (165Kg) pound to the cubic foot.
In it's natural form it is very stable, has a very high melting temperature, is immensely strong, is workable, is a superconductor, has a tanished grey appearance.

I like this lol. Carter speaking - De Ja Vue

"Sir, naquadah, despite its phenomenal catalytic properties based on its ability to internally conduct, outwardly resists overwhelming neutrino kinetisism."

"You see, once the neutrinos are absorbed into the metal, naquadah, they enter a different matter flow synchronisation."

Well, the neutrinos effectively acquire a different orbital orientation from the one they occupied outside the metal. The neutrinos flow into the naquadah at a rate governed by one particular cycle but are irradiated asynchronously. The discrepancy between the rate of flow of the neutrinos coming out of the naquadah and the neutrinos which already exist outside the naquadah for all intents and purpose create a field of inertia around the naquadah making it incredibly stable."

http://ipsodixit.com/Skullduggery2/De-ja-vue/Debrief-New-Home-World.htm

After an hour of reading about neutrino reations with neutrons, protons and electrons, and forming a theory, I read the statement above and became completely lost. :S

A large circular ring created by the Ancients, the Stargate is roughly 20 feet (6 metres) in diameter, weighs 64,000 pounds and is made of the quartzite-metal element called naquadah

Abydos site.

Lord §okar
September 6th, 2005, 06:54 AM
I'm going to have do tell you here an now the TV series is pretty much the canon.
Then we're in agreement. SG-1/Atlantis are canon within the context of their own universe. In the movie universe they are not, and vice versa.


Naquadah, hmm, the gate weighs about 30 tons and is roughly 180 cubic feet, so it has a mass of about 375 (165Kg) pound to the cubic foot.
In it's natural form it is very stable, has a very high melting temperature, is immensely strong, is workable, is a superconductor, has a tanished grey appearance.

I like this lol. Carter speaking - De Ja Vue

"Sir, naquadah, despite its phenomenal catalytic properties based on its ability to internally conduct, outwardly resists overwhelming neutrino kinetisism."

"You see, once the neutrinos are absorbed into the metal, naquadah, they enter a different matter flow synchronisation."

Well, the neutrinos effectively acquire a different orbital orientation from the one they occupied outside the metal. The neutrinos flow into the naquadah at a rate governed by one particular cycle but are irradiated asynchronously. The discrepancy between the rate of flow of the neutrinos coming out of the naquadah and the neutrinos which already exist outside the naquadah for all intents and purpose create a field of inertia around the naquadah making it incredibly stable."

http://ipsodixit.com/Skullduggery2/De-ja-vue/Debrief-New-Home-World.htm

After an hour of reading about neutrino reations with neutrons, protons and electrons, and forming a theory, I read the statement above and became completely lost. :S

A large circular ring created by the Ancients, the Stargate is roughly 20 feet (6 metres) in diameter, weighs 64,000 pounds and is made of the quartzite-metal element called naquadah

Abydos site.
I've no doubt you became lost, I did too, it's gratiutous technobabble, and fanon to boot. I don't know where this absurd notion that the gate can "absorb" neutrinos came from, such has never been even hinted at onscreen.

Three PhDs
September 6th, 2005, 07:05 AM
I've no doubt you became lost, I did too, it's gratiutous technobabble, and fanon to boot. I don't know where this absurd notion that the gate can "absorb" neutrinos came from, such has never been even hinted at onscreen.I think I put that forward at one point as my own idea of how it can seemingly draw energy from anywhere, for thousands of years etc. Given the abundance of neutrinos I wondered if maybe they were being used as a power source somehow.

Lord §okar
September 6th, 2005, 07:10 AM
I do remember that, the difference is you proposed it as a theory. The phenomenon I'm referring to is remarkably prevalent, most stargate tech sites seem to be proponents of that theory, except it's presented as fact. For example: http://www.stargate-tech.net/esy/gate.htm