Gliese 667 C d : Dante Colony [1,2]
RA: 17h 18m 57s Dec: -34° 59′ 23″ Distance from Earth 22.7 Light years
Other Designations GJ 667 C d, HR 6426 C d
TERRAFORMED: 2034 – 2042 POPULATION: 11,000,000
ESTABLISHED: 2044* INDUSTRY: Manufacturing, Education, Mining.
NOTES: Headquarters of the off-world Weyland Academy extension schools. Located on the edge of the habitable zone. Discovered in 2013. 22.7 light years from Earth (6.97 Parsecs) KEY RESOURCES: Phosphorus, Erbium, Lithium.
Gliese 667 is a nearby triple star system in the constellation Scorpius, about 22 light years away. The star Gliese 667 C hosts at least six planets. Three of them, all Super-Earths, are located in the habitable zone. The habitable zone is so densely packed that any additional planet is likely to destabilize the system. This planet, Gliese 667 C d, is located outside the habitable zone and therefore to cool to host liquid water on its surface. Exoplanet Catalogue
Phosphorus is a vital plant nutrient and its main use – via phosphate compounds – is in the production of fertilizers. Just as there are biological carbon and nitrogen cycles, there is also a phosphorus cycle. Phosphorus is used in the manufacture of safety matches (red phosphorus), pyrotechnics and incendiary shells. Chemicool
Erbium isotopes are good neutron absorbent and are used in nuclear reactor control rods. The oxide erbia is used as a pink colouring agent in glazes and glasses. Erbium is used in alloys especially with vanadium to decrease the hardness of metals. It is also used in amplifiers and lasers. Chemicool
Lithium, is used in the manufacture of aircraft and in certain batteries. It’s also used in mental health: Lithium carbonate is a common treatment of bipolar disorder, helping to stabilise wild mood swings caused by the illness. Live Science
- The Weyland Century, https://alientimeline.wordpress.com/the-weyland-century/
- Gliese 667, http://www.openexoplanetcatalogue.com/planet/Gliese%20667%20C%20d/
- Phosphorus, https://www.chemicool.com/elements/phosphorus.html
- Erbium, https://www.chemicool.com/elements/erbium.html
- Lithium, https://www.livescience.com/28579-lithium.html