The Solar System

Somewhere in the vast expanse of space outside our observable universe, in a galaxy known as The Medetran, lies a humble and isolated solar system. At the heart of the solar system sits two binary stars - Magnus and Ignis. Ignis is the smallest of the two stars and completes its orbit around Magnus every 28 days. Within the solar sytem, all planets are circumbinary, meaning they all orbit around both parental stars. Two of the planets, Enkei and Yaima, are also binary planets and are the only known planets known to harbor life. Enkei is also home to the only known intelligent life form - the homonids.

A diagram of the solar system (not-to-scale)

Magnus

Mass:
Luminosity:
Diameter:
Surface Temp:
Lifetime:
Habital Zone:
Frost Line:
Gravity Line:

2.1879 × 10^30 kg

5.36888 x 10^26 W

1530540 km

6061 K / 5788 °C

7.88 Billion Years

1.1 - 1.94 AU

5.73 AU

0.11 - 44 AU

(1.1 Sol)

(1.396 Sol)

(1.073 Sol)

(1.049 Sol)

(0.788 Sol)

Ignis

Mass:
Luminosity:
Diameter:
Surface Temp:
Lifetime:
Habital Zone:
Frost Line:
Gravity Line:

Semimajor Axis:

Orbital Period:

5.1714 × 10^29 kg

3.4468 x 10^24 W

513400 km

2927 K / 2654 °C

290 Billion Years

0.1 - 0.2 AU

0.459 AU

0.026 - 10.4 AU

29920000 km

0.0766834 years

(0.26 Sol)

(0.00896 Sol)

(0.369 Sol)

(0.5065 Sol)

(29 Sol)

28.0091 days

Magnus Ignis

Total Mass:
Total Luminosity:
Habital Zone:

2.705 × 10^30 kg

5.40335 x 10^26 W

1.14 - 1.96 AU

(1.36 Sol)

(1.405 Sol)

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A comparison of a sunset as seen on Enkei and Earth

Enkei

Enkei is home to countless diverse ecosystems from deepsea hydrothermal vents, to anoxic swamps, to dense jungles. Native organisms have adapted to life in the oceans, on land and in the skies. The mineral-rich crust disperses vast amounts of iron and phosphorus across oceans and continents whilst high levels of volcanic activity continually pumps minerals up from out of the seafloor. The nutrient-rich environment, warm climate, and vast network of inland seas means the current geological era is the most productive Enkei has ever seen. Continents are dominated by animals that regularly exceed 50 tonnes whilst the largest marine organisms reach 5 times that weight. These organisms are still dwarfed by the largest plant species which reach heights in excess of 500 metres.

Yaima

Not much is known about Yaima. For most of human history, it was simply regarded as a large blue moon. In the 123rd century, the first manned voyage to Yaima took place as a multinational venture. Within minutes of ariving, the presence of long-theorised native macrofauna were comfirmed. After the loss of two crew members, the remaining astronaughts opted to not to return to earth due to contamination concerns. Video data was transmitted from the vessel for 6 months before a presumed power failure. Yaima was declared too high-risk and no further missions were planned until the turn of the 124th century when multiple drones were launched with the intention of documenting the ecology on the surface.