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=== Orbital Location of the Habitable Zone ===
 
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== History & Background ([[Dossier]]) ==
 
== History & Background ([[Dossier]]) ==

Latest revision as of 09:48, 16 January 2019

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A Habitable Zone, Life Zone, or "Goldilocks Zone" is a planetological term for the area of stellar system space in which the right conditions for conventional sophont life is thought to be most favorable.

  • Imperial scientists often use the shorthand abbreviation HZ or Hz to indicate this term.
  • Some also call it the green band.

Please see the following AAB Library Data articles for related information:
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Description (Specifications)[edit]

In practice, this zone tends to be a few planets out from the main star of a system, in which the conditions for liquid water, temperate weather, and other necessary conditions for conventional life can arise.

  • Too far out, and liquid water no longer exists, meaning that only cryomorphs, or extreme cold species can survive.
  • Too far in, and only thermomorphs, or extreme heat-loving species can survive.
  • And of course, there are hundreds of other factors also involved.

Orbital Location of the Habitable Zone[edit]

The location of the HZ within star system is dependent on the stars or stars within the system.

  • However, in a hypothetical 12 orbit system, orbit 6.5 is considered an ideal HZ under the right conditions. Orbits 6 and 7 are also considered part of the life zone.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The idea of a Habitable Zone was independently developed by many different major and minor race sophont species.

  • However, the one thing that most of these Charted Space species hold in common is that they are conventional carbon-based lifeforms. Their idea of habitability differs greatly from exotic or unconventional lifeforms such as Jovionoids.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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