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Terramartis as it currently appears

Largest moon of Goliath the third planet of (Sephiroth A) and only human colony in the system.

Overview Edit

This world was once very much like Mars, a former warm D-Class moon save for the massive amounts of green unicellular microbes that covered most of the planet. Massive research was conducted on the world to ensure that if any terraforming procedures were to be enacted they wouldn’t harm the local species.

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Terramartis before terraforming


When it was discovered that the terraforming process wouldn’t affect any of the local one-celled lifeforms as long as they had plenty of land, humans began to terraform the marslike moon and within half a century the world was vastly different. Many of the large craters were filled with water and small forests of imported trees dotted the world. This now temperate E-Class world, while sparsely inhabited, is at the moment a research outpost to study the three other living worlds of the system, Gilgamesh, Enkidu and Oonik’uuwo.

Population Edit

Only three hundred years old, the population of the planet has yet to reach one million, even with people immigrating to the planet to study the phenomenon of three living worlds in one system.

There is not much of a government to speak of as of yet as is the case with most newer colony worlds and especially with scientific outposts.

Climate Edit

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With a diameter of only 11547.3 km, this moon has a gravitational pull of only 0.6 G. It orbits its parent planet once every 2 standard days at a semimajor axis of 358926.6 km. It has a mean temperature of 46.4 °C.

Before it was terraformed it was tidally locked to Goliath and had a very low atmospheric pressure of 0.04. The only life form living on the surface was a once celled mosslike plant that spread across the world, covering most of the desert. It did photosynthesize but at an amazingly slow rate, keeping the world dry and with an extremely low oxygen content.

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 When the terraforming process began the world was bombarded with ice asteroids to spin the world a bit faster in order to make an earthlike day. Oxygen was also introduced to the thin atmosphere, thickening it considerably. The moss thrived on the new influx of water and began to form new mutually beneficial symbiotic relationships with the fledging forests. Its current day is now only 1.04 standard days and it has an atmospheric pressure nearly identical to Earth at 1.01. 

There is now snow at the higher elevations. One of the larger lakes, the only one surrounded by large snowy mountains, was seeded with aquatic life from Gilgamesh, Enkidu and Oonik’uuwo over a few decades to try and find a natural balance that could survive.


 

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