A planet at the galactic core where the collective knowledge of humanity is kept.
The fourth planet of the type G7III star Libraria (RSC 8409-1177-3-116-56 in 9.7.4 Beta v5), this temperate E-Class planet is located a mere 17.8 light year from the galactic core. Discovered in 4623, this 1.7 billion year old planet was initially written off as a curiosity due to the unicellular form of marine life in the planet’s oceans. However, a small group of scholars and scientists saw the planet as an opportunity to preserve all data about mankind’s past and present.
A group of colonists chose to brave the decade long journey in order to establish a colony on the planet. They took with them vast databases filled with contemporary human knowledge as well as plant and animal specimens to seed the land with terrestrial life. Once they arrived in 4742, they dismantled their ships as most colonists do and built their first city, a domed one called New Alexandria as well.
Along with the databases they had brought terraforming equipment as the planet's original axial tilt was 98°3'. They bombarded the planet at first with large asteroids so as to alter this tilt to become more Earthlike as well as to slow down the planet's day night cycle. The new axial tilt is now 28°58'. The terraforming was completed in 4769.
With the FTL link with the core worlds established, they began to not only store all information in their vast computers but also printed out books made of an indestructible form of paper. They even “printed” out small slabs of stone with the information. They were not going to let any natural disaster take away their history.
As millennia passed, the influx of information grew steadily and so did the colonists who were willing to live on the frontier to help document and backup knowledge. Some even moved to other worlds in that system and dug underground and built vast caverns of nothing but backup information in case anything happened to New Alexandria.
New Alexandria inspired many back in the core worlds to build other library planets and installations around the galaxy which soon became interconnected but able to function on their own in case of failure. This became known as the Alexandrian Network.
Currently there are around 1 billion inhabitants, some of whom are scholars who handle the influx of information from the Alexandrian Network. Others maintain the planet, maintaining the farms and the food supply.
The scholars basically run the planet, but do so very well. It is now a popular tourist attraction with the discovery of how to make wormholes.
With a diameter of 12754.3 km, the planet has a gravitational pull of 1.1 G. It has a semimajor axis of 1.1 AU and a year of 1.03 terrestrial years. Its local day was originally 14 hours and 30 minutes but after the orbital bombardment to slow the planet's rotation and alter the axial tilt, it became 1.005 standard days.
It once had an atmospheric pressure of 0.3 but some minor terraforming added more atmosphere to the planet giving it an earthlike atmospheric pressure of 1.3. It has a mean temperature of 22.6 °C. It has six moons, one of which is a warm D-Class world and the other being a temperate S-Class world.
Currently the planet is a temperate lush forest world with small cities all over the major continents. Due to its proximity to the galactic core, one can see stars even during the day.
In its past before terraforming the only lifeforms were the beginnings of native life in the oceans of the world. The land was desolate and lifeless.