|Polyphemus/Capella (Solomani Rim 1537)|
|Classic Era (1115)|| |
|Primary||M1 V M3 V M0 V|
- This world is a "Twilight Zone World", a planet that is tidally-locked to its primary world, giving a hot pole, a cold pole and a twilight zone in-between.
- It is a member of the Solomani Confederation in the Capella Subsector of Solomani Rim Sector.
- This world has a colony at Teucer (world).
Polyphemus is a freak among worlds. Long ago, it became tide-locked to its red-dwarf primary, its volatile compounds freezing out on the night side. Quite recently, however (in the last million years or so) some cataclysmic event restarted the planet's rotation with respect to its primary. How this happened is not yet known, although it's clear that there was a massive release of energy. Most of the planet's surface rocks show signs of melting, and the planet's core is much warmer than would be expected for such a small world.
Trinary Solar System
Polyphemus Trinary Star System Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks Polyphemus Primary Primary Red M1 V Polyphemus Companion Secondary Red M3 V Polyphemus Far Companion Tertiary Red M0 V
1537 Polyphemus (Solomani)
Starport: Class V.
Diameter: 3,400 miles (5,400 km). Gravity: 0.38g.
Atmosphere: Thin oxygen-nitrogen.
Population: 20 billion.
Control Level: 6.
Tech Level: 11.
World Trade Number: 6.
History & Background (Dossier)
Non-canon: Polyphemus (Solomani Rim 1537) is a prosperous, science-oriented world and is the home of the Polypheman Scientific Academy, a university specializing in robotics and xenosciences, as well as one of the few Hiver embassies in human space.
Polyphemus is the homeworld of High Councilor Kathleen Ryan-Cox, minister of science and technology.
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