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Brightest Stars - Planetary Systems List

21 May 2008

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21. ALPHA CRUCIS (ACRUX), Golkamm, 29-X-42857, 320 LY
Planet Name Ind/Col Orbit (AU) Year (E=1) Diameter (Mi)
Golkamma COL 67.243 167.78 18,655

There are four planets orbiting Acrux. One is so close to the binary stars that its surface has molten rock. The second planet is almost centered in the habitable zone, and has been "terraformed". It serves as a settlement planet for 13 races whose home worlds have become temporarily (or permanently) unihabitable. Many have chosen to remain because of what it offers.

22. ALPHA GEMINORUN (CASTOR), Duandea, 63-N-92133, 47 LY
Planet Name Ind/Col Orbit (AU) Year (E=1) Diameter (Mi)
Duandea C COL 5.463 7.370 9921
Duandea D COL 7.358 11.520 11,466
Duandea E COL 8.622 14.615 8227

23. GAMMA CRUCIS (GACRUX), 45-J-28960, 88 LY

No planets.

24. EPSILON CANIS MAJORIS (ADHARA), Choonir, 16-D-63109, 341 LY

This star has five fairly "new" planets, with none over half a billion years old (Adhara, a blue giant, is a short-lived star) . The second, third and fourth have Confederation colonies, with the third being a substantial development of about 65,000 people. The second and fourth are scientific research facilities

25. ALPHA URSAE MAJORIS (DUBHE), Yahver32-R-61555, 122 LY

No planets.

26. GAMMA ORIONIS (BELLATRIX), Thodar, 40-N-57079, 233 LY

No planets.

27. LAMBDA SCORPII (SHAULA), Segelin, 47-E-12384, 364 LY

No planets. The star is a fascinating multiple star system that attracts scientific teams from across the Alliance and the Confederation.

28. EPSILON CARINAE ( AVIOR). Mortu, 51-R-92378, 623 LY

No planets.

29. OMICRON CETI (MIRA), Varia, 72-K-09411, 410 LY

No planets. This is the well-known variable star, Mira. It is in this list only because at its peak brightness, it is a second-magnitude star.

30. EPSILON ORIONIS (ALNILAM), Wannaver, 29-K-38394, 1326 LY

No planets. This is a very short-lived supergiant (4 million years old max) that will most likely self-destruct as a supernova within the next million years. It's of scientific interest, but has no other value.

31. BETA TAURI (ALNATH), Choomari, 68-G-26519, 128 LY
Planet Name Ind/Col Orbit (AU) Year (E=1) Diameter (Mi)
Choomari Dro COL 14.622 25.180 10,255
Choomari Rek IND 18.713 36.457 14,084
Choomari Mor COL 22.946 49.503 9243

This is a ten-planet system. Five have life, but only the listed ones above are permanent habitations. The 2nd and 6th planets have scientific colonies. Dro, Rek and Mor are Three, Four and Five in the language of the people of Choomari Rek. There was at one time a small 11th planet close to the star. It was impacted by a massive, asteroid-sized body and was driven out of orbit toward the star. It fragmented from tidal forces and burned up in the star's atmosphere.

32. BETA CARINAE (MIAPLACIDUS), Yavaar, 45-N-30977, 112 LY
Planet Name Ind/Col Orbit (AU) Year (E=1) Diameter (Mi)
Matelka IND 14.662 25.284 8735

This is a 5-planet system. Matelka has indigent life. They have colonized the 2nd and 4th planets, but have not yet advanced to interstellar travel.

33. ALPHA TRIANGULI AUSTRALIS (ATRIA), Bratan, 22-F-46122, 410 LY

No planets.

34. ALPHA PERSEI (MIRPHAK), Dhulla, 35-D-13456. 590

There are no natural planets. However, the Confederation has located one of its "artificial planets" in orbit around the star to study it.

35. ETA URSAE MAJORIS (ALKAID), Ro Danni, 93-X-21065, 101 LY
Planet Name Ind/Col Orbit (AU) Year (E=1) Diameter (Mi)
Ohaldem COL 21.803 41.561 7438
Sarchaklindar COL 28.307 61.484 11,094
Mazarett COL 32.514 75.688 9937

This system was colonized by the Confederation several thousand years ago. It is rich in minerals and metals that they use for industrial purposes. Because of it vast resources, it has been attacked by hostile forces, and has enlisted the aid of the Alliance for protection in return for unlimited scientific operations. The outermost planet, Agel, has been adapted for that purpose.

36. GAMMA GEMINORUM (ALHENA), Protiam, 43-G-71601, 105 LY

No planets.

37. EPSILON SAGITTARII (KAUS AUSTRALIS), (unnamed), 32-M-62109, 144 LY

No planets.

38. ALPHA URSAE MAJORIS (DUBHE), Aladrek, 71-R-26322, 124 LY

There are four planets. The 2nd and 3rd are colonized by the Confederation, but the colonies are not of sufficient size to rank the planets as permanently inhabited. The 4th planet is another cornucopia of minerals and metals, but it is occupied solely by robotic mining equipment due to high radiation levels that prevent a sustained living presence.

39. DELTA CANIS MAJORIS (WEZEN), Phural, 47-G-91288, 1784 LY

No planets. The original MLP listing was totaly fraudulent. The star is a huge, high-mass supergiant. It is only 10M years old, and is already approaching its red-supergiant phase. It is of interest scientifically.

40. BETA CANIS MAJORIS (MIRZAM), (unnamed),53-D-62519. 503 LY

No planets.




           



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