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Old 12-12-2023, 12:49 PM   #1
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Default Updated Virginia (TSDB pg.79)

I have taken the liberty of updating 61 Virginis and it’s fictional Class M planet with the latest data…

“61 Virginis
61 Virginis is a yellow-orange G5-6 V star similar to our own sun, but somewhat less bright. It has 96% of our sun's mass, 0.9857 times its diameter, but only 85% of its luminosity. 61 Virginis is 27.8 light-years from our own solar system, in the southern part of the constellation Virgo. It's older than the sun: 6.1 billion to 6.6 billion years old.
In 2009, it was discovered that 3 planets orbited 61 Virginis. These planets are mini-Neptunes, likely resembling Uranus and Neptune. In (fill in your future year) more were found. One is a desert world (but possibly a better terraforming candidate than Mars) ... and one, the fourth planet out from it’s sun, appears habitable.

61 Virginis IV (Virginia)
The fourth planet of 61 Virginis, "Virginia," orbits its star at a mean distance of 0.861 AU. Its year is 291.806 days long, and its day is 19 hours 10 minus 28.2 seconds. Virginia is about 8,200 miles in diameter. Its atmosphere is oxygen-nitrogen, but substantially richer in carbon dioxide than that of Earth. Oceans cover 81% of its surface. The level of oxygen is a strong indicator that life is present, although its exact nature remains uncertain.
Recent observations with the new Sahasara Chaksu distributed array telescope show four main continents, with ground cover suggestive of vegetation. Large island-size patches also move through the oceans, sometimes combining, other times breaking up or vanishing. It is unknown exactly what they are - theories range from weed mats to giant animals.
No signs of civilization have been observed, nor have electromagnetic signals suggesting intelligent life been detected.“

I gave it 1G gravity (1.03568G is the highest you’ll get me to go).

I also gave it a rocky moon. I would name it either Wingfield or Newport (though I feel the latter is best suited as the name of a city not a moon). It has about 1.2% of Earth's mass and the average distance between Virginia and it is 238854.99235 miles.

It seems like a nice place to settle my Upgrades/Parahumans and emancipated Bioroids.

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Old 12-13-2023, 04:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: Updated Virginia (TSDB pg.79)

What is tsdb? Transhuman database? The only thing that I can find online about tsdb is time stamped database.
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Old 12-13-2023, 05:13 PM   #3
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Default Re: Updated Virginia (TSDB pg.79)

This would probably have been better placed in the Transhuman Space forum, not the GURPS forum.
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Old 12-13-2023, 08:18 PM   #4
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What is tsdb? Transhuman database? The only thing that I can find online about tsdb is time stamped database.
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