Ice World

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Ice Worlds or Ice-capped World are frozen worlds generally beyond the HZ.

  • Much, often the majority, of the world’s water is locked in icecaps. Sometimes all of it.
  • Planet or world type.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Despite the seeming definition, ice worlds are not covered completely in ice although a majority of their surface often possesses an extremely cold of frigid climate. However, bands of more temperate surface area may exist.

Planetary Characteristics[edit]

Ice worlds typically have cool or frozen climates and are not always completely covered over in ice, but they do have climates predominantly colder than is considered comfortable for most forms of conventional life.

TC Water World Series (Water) (IISS Scout Handbook, pgs. 490-491)
Type Code Size Atm Hyd Pop Gov Law Remarks
Ice World Ic Any 01 123456789A -- -- -- World with much of its water in ice form.
Average Water World None Any -- 123456789 -- -- -- World not completely covered in water.
Water World Wa 56789 -- A -- -- -- World covered in water. Average depth oceans.
Ocean World Oc ABC -- A -- -- -- Panthallasic world. Deep water oceans.

Probably Planetary Orbit & Climate[edit]

No information yet available.

World Placement by Zone (IISS Scout Handbook, pgs. 490-491) (← starward) Habitable Zone / HZ] (staraway →)
TC Inner (-) HZ-2 HZ-1 HZ HZ+1 HZ+2 Outer (+) Remote & Far Systems Remarks
Ic No No No Unlikely Yes Yes Yes Possible Ice-capped Worlds are usually cold or frozen and many are ice balls to an extreme.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Many interstellar speculators have been experimenting with unconventional foodstuff crops designed to thrive on cold or frozen worlds. Few have yet discovered commercially viable products to date, but many predict that cold-weather foodstuffs will one day be a widely sought out commodity.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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