EDEN'S PLANETOLOGY

EDEN'S PLANETOLOGY

 Eden is a nearly metal-free planet. Larger than earth, it is fairly quiescent geologically, with less internal heat, fewer volcanoes, quakes, etc. Mountains are lower than Earth's tallest. It has a shorter day, only about 12 hours. The low abundence of metals means there is, despite the faster rotation, a lower magnetic field. It circles an F9 star named Uriel, whose luminosity is 1.3 and mass is 1.1's Sol's. Hotter and white than Sol, there are more pots and prominances. Eden is 1.16 a.u. out, which means it is a little warmer than Earth. Normally there would be a considerable greenhouse effect which would make Eden MUCH hotter than Earth and unlivable to protein life (like Venus) but the Milton system has a much larger cometary belt than ours, and a previous comet collision ripped much of the outer layers of the atmosphere away. Smaller comet collisions have even spawned an occasional ice age. Roughly 20 degrees warmer than Earth, overall. Year is 1.18 the earthly year, roughly 14 earthly months long. It is roughly 840 of ITS days long. Cyclones are more prevelent, as are hurricanes, also greater in force. Greater atmosphere means more thunderstorms, and oftentimes lightning seems like a pillar of fire, momentarily. Nights are beautiful and comet-suded. No moon. The world is 1.15 earth's diameter, .75 earth's density, which gives it a gravity of .86 g. The axial tilt is about half of Earth's, which give it much milder seasonal changes thanEarth's. More fogs than rains, due to less volcanism, which allows less particles to form raindrops around. Small land masses can rise and sink more easily than on Earth, since the whole world is less "solid", but such changes are more infrequent than on earth, due to the quieter core...just apt to make more changes when they do.

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