The Disco Solar System

The Disco Solar System is located in the giant Etherealm spiral galaxy (M3001) which contains approximately 200 billion stars. Disco is one of 3,021 solar systems within its galaxy of which seven are known to sustain life. Disco is one of three planets orbiting its sun. It is second in order from its sun and the only planet within the "life zone" of its solar system. On both the inner planet, Roxy, and the outer planet, Chaos, temperatures are too extreme to sustain life. Disco's sun is an F class star with temperatures in the 7,000 degrees Kelvin range. Although this sun is hotter and larger than earth's sun, it supports moderate temperatures on Disco due to its distance (190,000,000 miles) which is more than twice that of earth's distance from its sun.

Planet Summary

Planet Ave. Surface Temp. Equatorial Diameter (miles) Distance from Sun (miles) Rotation (day) Revolution (year)
Roxy 500 degrees C 2200 40 million 32 earth hours 145 earth days
Disco 20 degrees C 6100 x 4000 190 million 3.6 earth minutes 622 earth days
Chaos -90 degrees C 110,000 330 million 21 earth hours 987 earth days

Planet Roxy

Roxy is a small, rocky planet orbiting nearest to the sun. Daytime temperatures range from 480 - 520 degrees Celsius. Since Roxy rotates every 32 hours, the surface does not have a chance to cool even at night. Roxy has virtually no atmosphere, having lost all such gases to the gravitational pull of the nearby sun. Roxy's red appearance stems from high quantities of iron on the surface.

Planet Disco

Planet Disco is an astronomical anomaly due to its disc shape and rapid rotation. Both characteristics stem from a near-collision with a large comet during Disco's early formation. The passing comet's gravity siphoned off much planetary material and set Disco spinning very rapidly. As the planetary matter began to solidify, its potential sphere-shape became flattened as a result of the competing gravity and centrifugal force. Disco's small size of 6100 miles by 4000 miles results in a gravity approximately one-half of earth's. Disco's day is a brief 1.8 minutes, on average, followed by a 1.8 minute night. The result is a sun which appears to blink on and off in the sky, much like a celestial strobe light. Disco's flattened shape results in extreme seasons. During winter, the colder hemisphere receives no direct sunlight whatsoever and experiences temperatures in the range of -70 to -50 degrees C. Disco's equatorial region remains temperate throughout the year. Disco's atmosphere is a breathable mixture consisting of 78% nitrogen, 18% oxygen and small amounts of carbon dioxide and other gases.

Planet Chaos

In the most remote orbit lies Chaos, a gas giant similar to our Jupiter. Its atmosphere is 70% hydrogen, 13% helium, and 17% methane. The presence of methane in the outer atmosphere gives Chaos its greenish-blue hue.

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