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The Gas Drag Power property of an object represents the rate that energy from supernova drag heating or other nearby explosions is added to the object over time. Supernova Drag Power is a read-only property that is continually calculated by Universe Sandbox.

Property Details[]


For Planetary Body object, the Gas Drag Power property is located in the Energy Flow section of the object's Surface tab, when the Energy Absorption Rate property is expanded. For Stars, Black Holes, Fragments, and Human-Scale Objects, the Gas Drag Power property is located in the Temperature tab.


Gas Drag Power can be viewed using the following units:

  • Solar luminosity (L star) = 3.846×1026 W
  • Watts (W) is the SI unit for luminosity.

Simulation Effects[]


Gas Drag Power is one of several sources of energy that can increase an object's Average Temperature or Surface Temperature.