Star System Description
The Star System
The system containing 871-438 consists of a remarkably stable main
sequence G1 star, the barren dust ball is in the third orbit. There
are two asteroid belts in orbits four and six. In addition, there is a
pair of gas giants: a small one in the seventh orbit and a large one
in the ninth. The system's Oort cloud contains the usual hundred
billion or so comets.
The two asteroid belts mostly consist of small bodies up to a maximum
diameter of ten meters (roughly fifty displacement tons). Over eighty
percent of these bodies are carbonaceous chondrite meteorites. The
remainder are formed from various different ice compounds. Neither
belt contains sufficient mineral resources to be of interest to
belters. The inner belt has a diameter of about 0.1 AU and the outer
about 1.5 AU.
The small inner gas giant is a dull bluish-green disc composed of
eighty percent hydrogen and fifteen percent helium. The remaining five
percent of the giant is composed of the usual heavier gasses: ammonia,
argon, carbon dioxide, chlorine, fluorine, methane, neon, nitrogen.
Also detectable in trace concentrations are a multitude of other
compounds created from these basic gasses as well as some other
heavier elements, notably sulphur. This planet has three rocky moons
and two icy moons orbiting, none of which showed any signs deserving
of further investigation.
The large outer gas giant is your standard whitish-orange giant
composed primarily of hydrogen. Detectable quantities of ammonia,
fluorine, helium and nitrogen exist. Notably absent is the presence of
carbon based gases and compounds. This gas giant has a system of rings
containing large numbers of very small carbonaceous bodies. Also
present in orbit are upwards of fifteen natural moons in a variety of
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