Thursday, February 16, 2012
First Exile Survey: Melyn 32
Melyn 32 is a type G yellow dwarf located at 0607 in the Kapu Subsector, Exile Sector Rasu. There are seven "planets" in orbit around Melyn 32.
M32-1, nearest the star, is a rocky worldlet 2000 km in diameter. It has no atmosphere, and is tidally locked.
M32-2 (UPP: X-A66000-0) is a large world, but with an anomolously low surface gravity indicating it likely does not have a metallic core. This world has native plant and animal life both on land and in the oceans. Land-based animals are no larger than 20 kg; limited survey time found evidence of much larger sealife; possbily as large 10,000 kg. No sapient life was found. MP32-2 has a satellite roughly 1/8 it's mass. This world was recently claimed for colonization.
M32-3 is an asteroid belt, consisting mainly of metallic asteroids.
M32-4 is a gas giant with three rings and two satellites.
M32-5 is a gas giant with two rings and fourteen small satellites, the largest with a diameter of 4000 km.
M32-6 is another asteroid belt, but consists mainly of rocky non-metallic bodies.
M32-7 is a large oddly-shaped icy body of approximate diameter F. It does not appear natural, and is worthy of further investigation.