Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Chiron System

The Chiron System is a sparse place compared to other solar systems, often attributed to the density of the star and the high electromagnetic core of Thor. The System contains one medium sized star, a small rocky planet named Hermes, the terran sphere Thor with its single moon Apollo, the gas giant Hercul with its 12 moons, the gas giant Tiamat with its 5 multi-colored rings and finally the terran sphere Trinity with its 3 moons in altered elliptical orbits. There are only 2 meteors that regularly travel through the system, and unlike the Sol System is contains no asteroid belt.

Chiron is a medium sized star, with an intensely heated core. A higher than average core temperature fuels the star, leading to frequent solar flares and expulsion of comic gas into space. It also spins around the galactic core at an increased rate, the movement speed helping to increase the heat density of the star itself. Frequent solar storms have lead to a highly charged atmosphere in the planets within the Chiron System, as well as scorching and destroying any proto-planets that may have existed in a closer alignment in the early days of the system.

The first planet in the Chiron system is the planet Hermes. Orbiting incredibly close to Chiron, Hermes races around its star at a breakneck speed. One Hermes year is only 99.5 days, and temperature extremes can reach up to 2000F on the daylight side (Hermes has a 12 hour day) and plunging to 950F on the dark side. No moons, and deemed uninhabitable by Apollo scientists, it is the smallest planet in the Chiron System just a few miles in diameter less than Apollo.

The Third planet, Hercul, is a gas giant. Swirling with gold and amber gas storms all along the surface, the actual core of the planet is rumored to be no larger than Apollo itself. Severe and frequent gas storms rage across the surface, some which stop over the years others which have raged on since Apollo first gazed eyes on it. Hercul is ringed with twelve moons, the largest being Augean (with its volcano's spewing toxic clouds of gas and soot into the air) to the smallest being Cretan.

The Fourth planet, Tiamat, is another gas giant in orbit around Chiron. Tiamat's gas is a prismatic coloration, naturally a soft black but when reflecting the rays of Chiron is shimmers with color. Tiamat has no moons, Apollo theorizes it was once of the last planets to develop from the excess storms cast off of Hercul, but instead has five multicolored rings (red, blue, green, white and gold) which are all that remain of its original moons. The rings all spin incredibly fast, orbiting the planet similar to a moon, and it is gravity alone which keeps the rings from coliding into each other.

The fifth, and last planet, in the Chiron system is Trinity. It is a terran sphere, much like Thor and Hermes, and is shrouded in white coloration that seems to permeate the entire atmosphere. Apollo scientists are unsure if the white coloration is due from a gigantic ice sheet surrounding the planet or high density cloud and ozone cover. It has three proto-moons (not true spheres but most likely asteroids caught in orbit), orbiting in opposing elliptical patterns around the planet. It is the farthest away and thus the least is known planet in the whole system.