Sphaera

Sphaera is an earthlike planet tucked in an unremarkable G-type star system somewhere in galactic quadrant 4 of the Milky Way. It would be practically identical to any other terraformed world if not for its incredibly high sophont diversity.

Geography

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Location

Sphaera is the third planet from its sun Aurin, a G3V-type yellow dwarf. It has two moons: Kune, a large planetoid; and Selene, a chunk of flotsam halfway between asteroid and comet. Additionally, a derelict space station drifts in orbit, called the Running Star by many Sphaerans.  

Physical Geography

 
Sphaera is an Earthlike world with three major continents: Sikano (south), Arokha (northwest), and Eren (northeast). Thalassaterria, the massive island chain to the northwest of Sikano, is sometimes counted as a separate continent due to its size and tectonic characteristics. Sphaera hosts a wide range of nations and geopolitical powers, from the rigid borders of the Tyerian Empires to the loosely affiliated tribes of kawataro in the southern hemisphere.
  Sphaera has three major continents. Sikano dominates the southern hemisphere; a vast wilderness filled with rivers and lochs carved out of the landscape by the ancient glacial period. The myriad biomes of Arokha occupies a sizeable two-thirds of the northern hemisphere, with the last third taken up by the smallest continent of Eren. Thalassaterria, the massive island chain to the northwest of Sikano, is sometimes counted as a separate continent due to its size and tectonic characteristics.
Sphaera from space

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    Sphaera is an Earthlike world with three major continents: Sikano (south), Arokha (northwest), and Eren (northeast). Thalassaterria, the massive island chain to the northwest of Sikano, is sometimes counted as a separate continent due to its size and tectonic characteristics. Sphaera hosts a wide range of nations and geopolitical powers, from the rigid borders of the Tyerian Empires to the loosely affiliated tribes of kawataro in the southern hemisphere.
Name
Sphaera
Designation
SC 7129c
Type
Planet
Planetary class
TR (terran)
System
SC 7129 (Aurin)

Physical Characteristics

Mass
0.96 MEarth
Radius
6282.95 km
Volume
1.04e12 km3
Surface Area
4.96e8 km2
Surface Gravity
9.7 m/s2
Escape velocity
11.04 km/s
Avg. surface temp.
15oC

Orbital Characteristics

Semi-major axis
146 400 000 km
Orbital period
300 days
Rotation period
20 hours
Obliquity
23.4o
Satellites
  • Kuna (I)
  • Selene (II)

Atmospheric Characteristics

Surface pressure
106.39 kPa
Composition
  • 72.84% N2
  • 26.04% O2
  • 0.58% Ar
  • 0.54% other gas
Alternative Name(s)
  • Eiod (Ei’shiax)
  • Moa (Enelese Iylfeic)
  • Mund (Darvic)
  • Gaeis (Tyrian)
  • Ge (Kannor)
  • Rokh (Ornikh)
  • Miaal (Uhali)
Type
Planet

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Comments

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23 Mar, 2021 16:00

I absolutely love the attention to scientific detail in your work, especially here. Reminds me of my own world but somehow even more concrete with its scientific descriptions. The premise of your setting is extremely admirable as its very easy to allow soft magic to rule a setting when any magic is introduced. My only hope is that you expand articles like these more in the future. Cheers!

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27 Mar, 2021 15:33

Thank you so much, that means a lot to me!! I'm solely focused on the Diaspora at the present time, but I forsee my worldbuilding focus cycle shifting back toward Sphaera come summer, in which case I have a wealth of information to polish up and publish as articles. :D

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28 Mar, 2021 01:50

You are very welcome! I am very well acquainted with the infamous focus cycle, I gotta couple of projects myself that I find myself cycling between so I understand that a lot aha. I look forward to future updates! ^ ^

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