GLIESE 876 D: WAN AN OUTPOST [1,2]
RA: 22h 53m 13s Dec: -14° 15′ 13″ Distance from Earth 15.3 Lightyears
Other Designations GJ 876 d, Gj 876 d, Gl 876 d
TERRAFORMED: 2045 – 2053 POPULATION: 11,200,000
ESTABLISHED: 2048* INDUSTRY: Agriculture, Light Manufacturing, Electronics.
NOTES: The forests of Gliese 876 d are the product of cloning and transplantation from Earth. Discovered in 2000. Located 15.30 lightyears from Earth (4.69 Parsecs) KEY RESOURCES: Lumber, Water, Niobium.
The planet’s mass is about 7.5 times the mass of Earth, halfway between the mass of Earth and that of Uranus.  Gliese 876 is a red dwarf only 15 light years from Earth in the constellation Aquarius. The orbits of the outer three planets are locked in a Laplace resonance. This resonance is also present in the moons of Jupiter: Io, Europa, Ganymede. This strong dynamical interaction leads to interesting conclusions about the formation history of the system. It is a very strong indication that the planets migrated in the proto-planetary disk to their current position and got locked into mean motion resonances during that process. Gliese 876
Niobium is a shiny, white metal that typically forms a film on its surface when exposed to air, turning shades of blue, green, or yellow, according to Chemicool. It has a wide range of uses from use in hypoallergenic jewellery to jet engines to superconducting magnets.
- Weyland Century, https://alientimeline.wordpress.com/the-weyland-century/
- Exoplanet catalogue, http://www.openexoplanetcatalogue.com/planet/Gliese%20876%20d/
- Gliese 876, https://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/multimedia/images/2005/gliese.html
- Niobium, https://www.chemicool.com/elements/niobium.html