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2 Centauri System 

 

System: 2 Centauri

Primary Star: HD 120323

Stellar Type: M5III ☼

Companion Star(s): None

Distance from Earth: 177 ly

Constellation: Centaurus

Region: Spica

Population: 21 Million

 

Summary:

The 2 Centauri System contains three planets and a warm asteroid belt.  The sun is a red giant near the end of its life, it was once an f-class sun like star.  The system is very old around 8-10 billions years old.  The sun pulsates every 12 days becoming brighter then darker again.  The constant pulsating creates stress on the atmosphere of the  worlds here.

 

 

 

2 Centauri B

Planet B is the last surviving terrestrial world in this system.  When the sun grew into a red giant it caused this world insides to stir up, becoming highly volcanically active.  Lakes filled with lava and liquid metals can be seen on the surface (glowing red on the night side).

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Centauri C

A sulfur rich hot gas giant.  Located at 8 AU from the sun, Planet C was once a cold Jupiter like planet.  The sun grew larger and brighter turning into a red giant thus causing this world to become extremely hot, even at its distance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Centauri D

Planet D was a cold Saturn like world during most of this system's life.  The planet currently sits in the middle of the habitable zone of the dying system.  A very short period is all this world will know milde temperatures because the sun will began losing its outer layers becoming a white dwarf.  This world will subsequently freeze again forever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Centauri D2

A once icy moon orbiting planet d now has water covered surface under a thick atmosphere.  The planet's endless oceans will exist for a very short period before turning to ice again.  The planet's population live in domed cities, sitting on top of platforms, rising above the water.

 

 

 

 

Closest Inhabited Systems:

 

Name

Distance (ly)

Type

Wesley

30.62

G0IV

Pavillon Rouge

34.43

G0V

Parusia

36.25

K3V

Alanaterra

41.45

K3V

Garden

41.82

K0V

Harvestacres

43.14

K2V

Crescent Heart

43.66

G5V

Daliasunta

49.00

G3V

 

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