Three or more equal masses (worlds) set at the points of an equilateral polygon, and with the correct equal angular velocities about their center of masses, will have a stable orbital configuration. The group does not require a central star.
- This configuration is sometimes known as a Klemperer Rosette.
- Please see Planetoid, Ringworld, Sphereworld for information about related technologies.
Please see the following AAB articles for related information:
- Applied Astrography
- Exotic Astrography
- Physical Astrography
- Social Astrography
Rosettes almost never occur naturally.
Rosettes are buildable at TL-Q (TL-24).
- In the UWP, the "main" rosette world is listed, and is given the comment code "Ax". Thus, if the UWP listing just looks like a world, but it has "Ax" code, this is a rosette. Or if not, then something more unusual, such as a small ringworld or "capsule" sphereworld. Additional information will be expected.
- Given the UWP: Tireen B45697A-9 Hi Ax, the mainworld Tireen is a typical world, but the Ax comment code shows that it is in fact one of a rosette of worlds.
- Note that even though rosettes are TL-24 technology, the technology on the worlds themselves may be at any level at all.
History & Background (Dossier)
Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)
- Some have conjectured that these may be areas where the Ancients were particularly active.
World Listing: 1116
The following sytems and worlds are known locations of Rosettes:
References & Contributors (Sources)
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