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Stellar Cartography Report
Late Stage Main Sequence star
Dominant Orange visible spectrum
Surface Temp: 4800 degrees Kelvin
Orbit: 96 million Km
Diameter: 13,600 kilometer
Gravity: 110% Terran Standard
Atmosphere: Very Thin primarily CO2 with breathable amounts of O2. Can sustain life for 15 to 20 minutes before oxygen depravation begins. Death in three to four hours of asphixiation.
Hydrology: 30% surface water. Water is concentrated in the polar regions in the form of large interconnected lakes and saline swamps. All water must be purified of metal salts before consumption.
Climate: Very Very Hot, temperatures at Equator average 150 degrees F during the day, to 60 degrees F at night. Polar regions experience livable temperatures in the 80 to 100 degree F range.
Terrain: Polar regions dominated by brackish swamps, and salt domes. Equatorial region predominantly broken land, and sandy desert.
Mineral Resources: Excellent - large quantities of high grade iron, nickle, and other metals present. Also valuable deposits of heavy metals including lead, mercury, and uranium.
Archeological Report: Classified
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Ruins of human civilization have been located in the souther polar region. Ruins include many basic housing structures, as well as a base for the operation of heavy mining equipment. Large areas in the southern hemisphere display traces of massive mining. Spaceport has also been discovered, but storms, and the gradual movement of water had undermined, and collapsed half of the structures. The saline water has preserved a number of intact corpses, but DNA testing will be required to determine the species as physical recognition is unknown.
Information indicates that there might be a military installation on planet but it is unknown if the structure would hav survived to the present day. Natural erosion driven by sandblaster like storms and mild tectonic activity might have completely erased the location if it existed to begin with.
End Archeological Report:
Orbit: variable - 100 million Km to 160 million Km
Rogue Planetoid 900 Km in diameter
Silicate based, shows heavy scarring from naval grade weaponry
Orbit: 212 million Km
Diameter: 3,200 kilometers
Gravity: 13% Terran Standard
Terrain: broken lands intersperced with heavy cratering.
Mineral Resources: poor, moderate iron deposites, primarily silicate
Orbit: 350 million Km
Mineral Resources: NA
Delta is a dense belt of asteroids that shows heavily verigated composition
Orbit: 422 million Km
Diameter: 6,700 Km
Gravity: 35% Terran Standard
Hydrology: 40% composition liquid methane, hydrocarbons
Terrain: Glass-like surface scored with tracers and filled in crater-lakes
Mineral Resources: Excellent, volatile elements present
Epsilon shows a remarkably smooth surface. Impacts release pools of liquid hydrocarbons and methan that fill in the crater and 'skin' over with a thin layer of methane ice. Landing craft have all collapsed through this ice.
Orbit: 760 million Km
Diameter: 62,000 Km
Gravity: 172% Terran Standard
Atmosphere: Ultradense, primarily methane and ammonia
Hydrology: 100% in inner mantle, liquid methane and ammonia
Climate: Perpetual storms
Terrain: Oceanic - suspected
Mineral Resources: Harvestable quantities of free hydrogren, and ammonia for electrolysis into carbon and hydrogen compounds
Zeta is a blue-green gas giant. The planet has a thin equatorial ring, and 13 moons, the largest of which is 6,600 km in diameter and has a sulpher/ammonia atmosphere.
Diameter: 12,000 Km
Gravity: 106% Terran Standard
Atmosphere: Dense sulpher and thermo-carbon compounds. Highly acidic and corrosive. Pressure equal to 100 meters under water
Hydrology: 50% Oceans of acidic hydrocarbons, also isolated geysers and geothermal acid poold
Climate: Extreme average temp 100 degrees F. Storms are common, caused by sudden bursts of heat from the core in the form of volcanics, geysers, and magma extrusions
Terrain: Broken land, scored by acid rain, extreme geothermal and tectonic activity
Mineral Resources: Excellent. Theta has massive quatities of heavy, and radioactive elements.
Theta was the target of SCAR cannon bombardment. Highly radioactive, depleted fuel cores, and other nuclear waste were bombarded into the planet where it punched through the crust and increased the inner temperature of the planet. The increased geothermal activity massively increased pollutants pumped into the terraformed atmosphere, as well as completely destroying the planet's artificial biosphere.
Long term landing on Theta has failed as currently no structures have survived the heavy ambient radiation, and unstable planetary activity. Massive earthquakes are common, occuring almost on a weekly to daily basis. Volcanic activity is sudden and violent, while an acid filled thermal geyser can occur almost anywhere on the planet.
Records found on Alpha indicate that Theta was a terraformed Edenic world before it's destruction.
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