WEYLAND MEGACORP ARCHIVES – Gliese 667 C d: Dante Colony

2017-08-26 (20)
GLIESE 667 CD: Dante Colony

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[3], Erbium[4], Lithium[5].


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. [2]

Exoplanet Catalogue

PHOSPHORUS

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. [3]

Chemicool

ERBIUM

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. [4]

Chemicool

LITHIUM

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. [5]

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References

  1. The Weyland Century, https://alientimeline.wordpress.com/the-weyland-century/
  2. Gliese 667, http://www.openexoplanetcatalogue.com/planet/Gliese%20667%20C%20d/
  3. Phosphorus, https://www.chemicool.com/elements/phosphorus.html
  4. Erbium, https://www.chemicool.com/elements/erbium.html
  5. Lithium, https://www.livescience.com/28579-lithium.html