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The Environment are the factors associated with a specific location within Charted Space usually a planet or world through the study of planetology.

  • Typically environments are associated with specific life-supporting factors on terrestrial worlds.

Library Data Referral Tree

Please refer to the following AAB Library Data for more information:

Description (Specifications)

These various factors include:

  • Physical factors: What is the surface of the world, if present, solids or liquids? Perhaps even gases?
    • Atmosphere
    • Gravity
    • Hydrographics
    • Size
  • Biological factors: Does the environment support life?
  • Chemical factors: Does the environment support a beneficial biochemistry?
    • CHNOPS

Biotic vs. Abiotic

  • Life-supporting environments are called biotic as in capable of supporting organic lifeforms.
  • Environments which do not support conventional life are known as abiotic, or not capable of supporting organic lifeforms.

History & Background (Dossier)

The IISS typically classifies worlds with hostile environments as hellworlds.

Sophontigraphic Designators

References & Contributors (Sources)

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