Located in between the orbits of two gas giants, Nesara is a habitable world about 8.6 billion years old. For the last 7 billion years, life has flourished, experiencing many short-period ice ages, meteorite impacts and extreme volcanism which has brought life to the brink of extinction.
Once believed to be a world without any civilizations, the discovery of an alien species called the Nara'Ze surprised a billion scientists across the Milky Way.
Nesara, first known as RS 8409-1792-7-159141-557 4 (and discovered with version 0.9.7.4 beta patch 5), was discovered in 2159. During the first decade of its discovery, scientists believed the planet could support very simple forms of life until they determined its age of 8.6 billion years old. In 2171, about eleven years after its discovery, it was discovered to have a green atmosphere that contains about 65% oxygen, 34% methane and 1% of other gases, including carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and many other gases.
Nesara is orbited by two large moons called Neta (closest) and Nexea (furthest). It is orbited by another three asteroids, giving it a total of five moons. The Nara'Ze colonized all five moons about 300 years ago and ventured past Nesara's sphere of influence about 150 years ago.
Nesara is a small world compared to Earth. With a diameter of 9055 kilometers and a mass of 0.35 Earth's (giving it an ESI of 0.901), the planet has a gravitational pull of 0.71 g, which plays a key role in the evolution of life. The planet is estimated to be roughly 8.652 billion years old.
Nesara is orbited by five moons. The two largest are Neta and Nexea. They orbit on low-inclined and almost circular orbits. The next three moons are captured asteroids. These asteroids have wide, elliptical and inclined orbits that bring it close to Nesara and further away. To an observer on Nesara, the three moons would appear to get smaller at aphelion and bigger at perihelion. Nara'Ze landed on Neta in 1908 during a manned mission to investigate some mysterious substances on the surface. They soon landed on Nexea to extend their reach with their spacecraft technology.
With an average temperature of -10.3 °C, it is mostly a cold and calm world with very little weather activity. However, due to its eccentric orbit of 0.098, it experiences harsh seasons. Temperatures can reach a maximum of 2.3 celsius and a minimum of -23.5 °C. Life has adapted to these conditions for billions of years. Some simple forms of life have developed the ability to hibernate throughout the winter and re-awake during summer.
Its climate is also driven by its axial tilt of 46 degrees, double than Earth's tilt of 23 degrees. This makes seasons even more dynamic, extreme and deadlier. Throughout its entire year, cyclonic and anti-cyclonic storms form and strengthen over the oceans and weaken as they approach mainland.
Due to its more extreme axial tilt of 46 degrees, the weather on Nesara is far more deadlier. Tornadoes are far more common, which can last for nearly one day (about 18 hours on Nesara). Rain and snowfall are among the most common type of weather found occurring on Nesara. In some conditions, hail will fall from the sky and will accumlate to create small glaciers.
Its atmosphere is roughly 197.5 kilometers high with an atmospheric pressure about 10% of Earth's atmosphere. The speed of sound on Nesara is 315 meters every second. Unlike most planets discovered, it does not have a greenhouse effect. Although there are greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide and a high level of methane, it does not warm up the planet. The exosphere, which roughly starts at 250 km in altitude, reaches a scorching temperature of 1144.3 celsius.
LifeEditLife first appeared on the planet about 7.8 billion years ago, about 800 million years after the formation of the planet. While the planet had more water than land, life had only evolved to the point of single cellular organisms until about 2 billion years later when the first multicellular organisms appeared in the ocean. It took another one billion years for life to evolve on to land, however, it didn't take long for the first aerial creatures to appear. The most dominant aerial creature is the Skyane, a large, hot air ballon-like creature that moves with the wind. It moves up and down through the atmosphere by inflating its balloon-like part which contains helium.
About 20 million years ago, the first ancestors of Nara'Ze appeared. Some of the ancestors of Nara'Ze were aerial and marine creatures until they went extinct a few million years ago.
Among all life discovered on the planet, there about 40,000 types of species discovered on Nesara.
Nara'Ze are the sentient and most advanced and technological species on Nesara. Standing approximately 1.6 meters tall, they are remarkably similar to Humans. Their faces are similar with mouths, lips, ears, two eyes and a nose, however, the only difference is that males don't grow facial hair. Biologically, they can live to almost 200 years of age, however, more cyborg-like Nara'Ze are virtually immortal. They have a global population of 8 billion.
Their technology is similar to 21st century Humanity, having explored all five of their moons, discovering asteroids that pose a threat to their green planet and, more importantly, exploring the unknown and understanding their place in the universe by attempting to discover life beyond their fragile, life-full, green planet.