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The similarities don't end there though, this planet is orbited by a very moon-like moon, at almost exactly the same distance that the Earth is by our own beloved Luna, and I think that this planetary system was created in the same way as our own, by a catastrophic impact.

How do I know? One word: Obliquity. The planet has a 63.5 degree axial tilt, and the moon orbits in line with that tilt.

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I found an earth-like planet that's very much like our own! First thing of note, it's got 47% of Earth's mass, and its surface gravity is 83% of Earth Gravity. The surface pressure is 83% of Earth's as well. To put that in prospective, the air pressure at Mt Everest is .3 atmospheres, so 30% of sea level air pressure. The oxygen content is 19.2% here too, which is good, only 2% less than Earth's.

Breathing this planet's air would also feel like being at a high elevation on Earth.

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oh hell yeah, now THAT'S an exploration voyage

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I just found not one but TWO water worlds!!! They BOTH HAVE BIOSPHERES! One's the moon of the other! And they're completely undiscovered!!! AAAAAAA THIS IS THE MOST MONUMENTAL DISCOVERY!

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kinda wild that anything can survive at all on this weird planet though

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I just found a binary pair of gas giants, orbited by a water giant, now that wouldn't be all too wild, except that one of the gas giants has ammonia based microbial life, AND the other has water based microbial life. Wild.

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Brown dwarfs are bodies which walk the blurry line between planet and star.

T class brown dwarves such as this one appear magenta, not actually brown. Its about twice the radius of Jupiter, even though its 62 times as massive as Jupiter, at 6% of the mass of the sun. This brown dwarf is several magnitudes colder than the orbiting metal hell planet from before, at only 730 C.

It can't do hydrogen fusion, however it can fuse deuterium, a hydrogen isotope, giving it its dim glow.

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Here's the planet up close, or, well, exactly 1.3 LS away, or the distance from Earth to the moon. Behind it, a ringed T class brown dwarf with an extensive ring system is featured. This planet is perhaps a chthonian planet, an ex gas giant that had the majority of its atmosphere stripped away by the nearby brown dwarf that its tidally locked to.

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This planet is fucking METAL. first of all, the atmosphere is made of super dense, superheated steam.

Venus has 75 atmospheres of pressure at its surface.

The Mariana Trench at the bottom of Earth's ocean is under 1,071 atmospheres of pressure.

This planet? 504,920 atmospheres of pressure. And at 3,277 degrees C, every metal except for tungsten would melt, if not for the immense pressure keeping it solid.

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I can't help but get the feeling that this moon-moon shouldn't exist. I mean, look at it, it's literally an oval. Generally this thing is really treading the boundary between being a moon and breaking up into a ring.

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I found ALIENS! Funky kinds of fish and crabs, mostly, but aliens nevertheless. Also, someone else found them first, but still, this was an unexpected treat. Also, I found some water based life on a gas giant a few systems back, but I didn't count that because it was just funky radiation eating microbes.

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fyi @ida secretly owns the most badass ship in the galaxy

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this gas giant is so THICC

it's got a day that is just 9.6 hours long, its spinning so fast that its shaped like an egg

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I've decided to become an explorer, and this is the first notable discovery I've been able to smear my name across, a volcanic binary planet pair!

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It's nice to be back in the cockpit and lurking around in my usual haunt, Alchemia Virginis. The 59 Virginis system is home to many things, The Tavern spaceport, a thriving mining and piracy scene, the Alchemists faction, and it's also home to 8.8 billion other people. I am glad to call myself one of them. It's been too long, Alchemia.

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Elite Dangerous is going to be Star Citizen before Star Citizen is Star Citizen

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