Tau Ceti

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System TauCeti.png
Name Tau Ceti
Type K-Class Star
Spectral G8.5
Mass 0.783 ± 0.012 M☉
Diameter 0.793 ± 0.004 D☉
Temperature 5,344 ± 50 K
Luminosity 0.52 ± 0.03 L☉
Distance from Earth 11.905 ± 0.007ly


A warm star that has hovered in the sky for a millennia. Tau Ceti was one of the first star system to be colonized once humanity had begun its expansion from it's own system.

Important Bodies

Tau Ceti (Primary)

A older star the still glows brightly. The mass and size of the star has lead to a system slightly smaller then that of Sol. Status as a K-Class it is able to host a handful of planets capable of supporting life.

Tau Ceti b - `Mehit`

A dead world lacking an atmosphere due to it's close proximity to Tau Ceti. Constant bombardment of solar radiation and a slow rotational period have otherwise left the planet in a highly undesirable state. As such very little effort has gone into any sort of planetary study, outside of sparing expeditions on the dark side of the planet and orbital scans which reveal very little for mining content.

Tau Ceti c - `Binma`

Home away from home, A nice blue planet snug in the goldilocks zone with native live and a booming economy. A still growing amount of fluff on this nice little rock can be found here.

More about Binma

Hyperion Orbital Scaffold

An absolutely massive orbital spacedock located in GeoSync orbit around Binma. The Scaffold serves as the relay between Binma itself, Between Binma and New Gibson, And effectivley the rest of Tau Ceti. Though not the only spacedock it's certainly the largest in system, And holds all sorts of amenities including hotels, Restaurants, And lots and lots and LOTS of ships coming and going.

Aria

A moon approximate 1/6 The size of Binma. A lightly blue with some interesting geological formations thanks to years of soaking in impacts. Site of many prospects for Helium-3 harvesting in addition to just looking pretty.

Gelian

A brown moon 1/10 the size of Binma, Brownish in color with strange patterns similar looks to Ganymede. Very little notable features outside of that.

Tau Ceti d - `New Gibson`

A large planet that didn't roll the "decisive victory" for being able to support life. A 1.97 Gravity level, A spastic EM field, And a general lack of plant life aside from specific conditions have made the planet less then desirable for the average human. Though thanks to the planets rocky makeup, Valley's, Gulleys, And other ravine like area's have become spotted area's that can contain life thanks to the enclosed regions able to retain O2 A large incentive for industrious actives was offered early own for atmospheric building, Which has lead to a larger then life production area today. //(Name subject to change maybe, Maybe something like Garia or Minerva)//

Tempestus

A moon of "New Gibson" Approximately 1/8 The planets size, Notable interesting for it's rather diverse material makeup and an interesting amount of seismic activity. Despite this it lacks anything that could be called a significant atmosphere and is largely considered unsuitable by normal means.


Halcyon

A captured asteroid approximately 2/8 the size of "New Gibson." Notable for pockets of crystaline formations deeper inside, Making archaeologists believe it was once a part of a larger forming planet. Aside from that, Used for Helium-3 gathering.

Peabody

A very small lunar body approximately 1/10 the size of "New Gibson." A very low gravitational field and a rather lackluster surface made this orbital body the last to be fully explored. Still, A minor surface base and Helium-3 gathering elements exist on this tiny rock.

Tau Ceti e - `Lemnos`

A super earth like planet that exists far outside the Goldilocks zone as the fourth orbiting body in the System. The planet holds a grueling 3.9 measurement in G-forces, A large collection of Methane oceans, And a very dense atmosphere with a high content of Sulfur Dioxide. Despite this the planet has been eagerly plotted for multiple assisted human and robotic mining operations thanks to an incredibly dense amount of heavy metals from simple surface prospects. Additionally, The planet also holds a collection of extremophiles which seemingly have thrived in the hostile conditions of the planet, Placing an additional scientific interest on the planet as well.

History

TBD