Twilight Zone World

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A Twilight Zone World or Ribbon World is tidally locked to a star with a temperate band at the Twilight Zone, plus a Hot region (hemisphere) facing the Primary and a Cold region (hemisphere) away from the Primary.

Description (Specifications)

Ribbon worlds are tidally locked planets, aligned with a star, with one very hot side and one very cold side. Because of this, the habitable zones of these planets forms a thin ribbon around the equator.

Planetary Characteristics

Twilight Zone Worlds do not generally retain natural satellites.

TC Exotic World Series (Rarity) (IISS Scout Handbook, pgs. 490-491)
Type Code Size Atm Hyd Pop Gov Law Remarks
Locked World Lk -- -- -- -- -- -- Locked close satellite.
Twilight Zone World Tz -- -- -- -- -- -- Twilight Zone Orbit 0-1
Satellite World Sa -- -- -- -- -- -- Satellite or moon.
Double World None -- -- -- -- -- -- Double-planet mainworld.
Doughnut World None -- -- -- -- -- -- Toroidal world.
Ellipsoid World None -- -- -- -- -- -- Egg-shaped world.
Mobile World None -- -- -- -- -- -- Mobile world, whether artificial or natural, with added engines.
Ring World None -- -- -- -- -- -- Artificial ring world. Megastructure.
Rogue World None -- -- -- -- -- -- Extrasystemic world.
Sphere World None -- -- -- -- -- -- Dyson series worlds. Megastructure.

Probably Planetary Orbit & Climate

No information yet available.

History & Background (Dossier)

An example map of a twilight zone world.

  • One side of the world permanently faces towards the star.
  • One side of the world permanently faces away from the star.
  • Between the two is a twilight zone, where the star eternally hangs on the horizon.

Example Twilight Zone World.png

Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)

This type of world is found throughout Charted Space.

World Listing: 1105

The following systems and worlds are associated with this world type:

14 of 14 World articles in Twilight Zone World
Adrablsish  •  Anacreon  •  Asterope  •  Asterr Tyui  •  Caprice (SR 3035)  •  Dempukish  •  Derla  •  Ekhugush  •  Irashdaa  •  Liishuga  •  Loren (RD 2311)  •  Polyphemus  •  Suleiman  •  Ugarup  •  
startbacknext(14 listed)

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