The Nuz Planetary System

Nuz PictureNuz Star

The history of the Nuz Planetary System is similar to the history of Earth's own Solar System. The system began from when the swirling clouds of hot interstellar gases and particles condensed and formed the Nuz star. Nuz is a yellow G2 spectral type star, located about 400 light years away from Earth, in the Milky Way Galaxy. It is approximately 5.7 billions years old which makes it 1.1 billion years older than our own sun. Nuz has a mass of 1.05 and a radius of 1.10 compared to our sun. Tthis makes it a bit larger and heavier than our own sun, but smaller than Alpha Centauri A, the star closest to earth. Its surface temperature is about 5800°K ( the same as our sun) which enables a planet in its "Life Zone" to sustain an abundance of life in its rich tropical forests and vast oceans. Once this star was formed, large pieces of rocks and frozen liquids were attracted by its gravitational pull and bound together at various distances to create the 4 planets that now orbit around it.


The 4 Planets Orbiting Nuz

Planet
Distance

from Nuz

(Earth=1 AU)*

Moons
Mass

(Earth=1)

Diameter

(Earth=12,756 km)

Mean Surface Temp

(Earth= -89 to 58°C )

Rings
Orbital

Rotation

(Earth years)

Rotation Period

(Earth days)

Gravity at

equator

(Earth=1)

Atmospheric composition
Rean
0.62
None
.751
6,492 km
475°C
no
.55
195
0.7
CO2
Enod
1.02
Two
Oel
Illag
0.862
13,998 km
-80 to 56°C
yes
1.6
1.1
1.1
CO2, N2+O2
Mondux
9.35
None
89
55,020 km
-162°C
no
25.25
0.45
0.88
H2+He
Raf
33.85
None
15
3,284 km
-248°C
no
158.9
0.79
0.09
H2+He
*AU, which stands for "astronomical unit", is a unit for measuring distance. One AU is the distance from the Sun's center to the Earth's center. It is equal to 149,600,000 km (93,000,000 miles).


The Planet's Orbit

Animated Enod system


The Planet Enod

Enod layers (By Edwin A. Rivas)

Enod is the second planet in the Nuz system. It was formed about 5 billion years ago, as a result of what is known as the Big Bang Theory. The Big Bang may have taken place about 15 to 20 billion years ago. Just like earth, its exact age can not be determined because of the constant changes that the planet endures due to erosion, volcanic activity, and constant mineral recycling that takes place on the planet. Enod's composition (atmosphere, crust, mantle, outer core, and inner core) is responsible for the changes that take place on the surface of the planet.

Enod is slightly bigger than earth but with similar properties (see chart above). Its location in the middle of the system's life zone helps give the planet a nice tropical climate along its equator, but much cooler temperatures as you distance yourself from it. The colder temperatures further away from the equator, create the large masses of ice glaciers at the planet's poles. It is estimated the these glaciers contain approximately 25% of the planet's fresh water.

Enod is about 79% covered by water. This water sustains an abundance of plant and animal life. Its two masses of land expand across the planet's equatorial region. This creates a climate that is suitable for the growth of large tropical rain forests that provide the animals and inhabitants with plenty of food and shelter.

Enod is orbited by two moons (Oel and Illag). These two moons are similar in size and material composition. It is believed that they were created when a giant asteroid smashed against Enod, sending asteroid and planet matter into orbit around the planet. In time, these particles fused together, creating the two moons that now orbit Enod at exact opposite sides of the planet.

Over millions of years the two small moons, orbiting so close to the planet, have been exposed to constant bombardment from tiny pea size asteroids and comets. Both moons have weak gravity, so once an object impacts one of their surfaces (at speeds in excess of 90,000 mph) a billow of dust is released up and eventually begins to orbit around Enod until it falls towards the planet and burns in its atmosphere upon entry. When light from Nuz hits these particles that are spinning around the planet, it creates a ring around the planet.

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