WEYLAND MEGACORP ARCHIVES – Gliese 876 d: Wan An Outpost

2017-08-26 (14)
GLIESE 876D: Wan An Outpost

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[3], Water[4], Niobium[5].


Image courtesy of Trent Schindler and the National Science Foundation.

The planet’s mass is about 7.5 times the mass of Earth, halfway between the mass of Earth and that of Uranus. [3] 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. [2]

Gliese 876

LUMBER

WATER

NIOBIUM

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.[4]

References

  1. Weyland Century, https://alientimeline.wordpress.com/the-weyland-century/
  2. Exoplanet catalogue, http://www.openexoplanetcatalogue.com/planet/Gliese%20876%20d/
  3. Gliese 876, https://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/multimedia/images/2005/gliese.html
  4. Niobium, https://www.chemicool.com/elements/niobium.html