Alezia

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Alezia
Alezia.png
Alezia imaged by Kapaldian Liberation Task Force ship Meta-2 on approach.
Creatorfyr02
Release dateJune 6th, 2020
Creation dateJune 2nd, 2020
Release number6
Designations
Pronunciation/ə-lɛ-ziə/
Regar c, MOL 2 c, CelWP F4 c
Orbital characteristics
Periastron0.95444 AU
Apoastron1.04146 AU
0.99795 AU
Eccentricity0.0436
1.022758 yr
Inclination96.22 degrees
146.694 degrees
256.09 degrees
StarRegar
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
8630 km
Mass1.91 Earth Masses
Albedo~0.2
Temperature263 K

Alezia, also known as Regar c, MOL 2 c or CelWP F4 c, is a temperate super-Earth orbiting in the habitable zone of the G-type main sequence star Regar. Out of the three planets that orbit Regar, Alezia is the middle planet in terms of distance from Regar. Alezia is around 2 times the mass of Earth and was added in Release 6.


Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Artist's impression of Alezia and its rings without clouds.

Alezia is a temperate super-Earth planet in the habitable zone of Regar, being at the right distance away from its star to host liquid water. From the outside, Alezia appears to be a cloud-girdled vapor world, with white water clouds completely obscuring its surface. However, a dive under the clouds reveal that Alezia is in fact a large ocean world, completely covered in water, with traces of acetic acid and metal impurities being noted in mass-spectrometer analyses of Alezia's ocean water. Alezia's clouds are made up of almost entirely water vapor, with traces of acetic acid; its atmosphere is mostly nitrogen, with minor but still significant amounts of carbon dioxide as well as traces of dinitromethane; the origin of the trace amounts of dinitromethane is not currently known. Alezia is not known to possess any large moons; it is believed the lack of moons in the Regar system is due to the close proximity of the planets' orbits, as any moons that would have formed would have quickly been disrupted by gravitational interactions between Alezia and its neighbor planets; however Alezia does possess a set of thin rings, which circle the planet 1400 kilometers above its cloudtops. The average ring particle size is believed to be small; it is also believed that the rings are young, and were possibly formed via tidal disruption of a small moon.

Life[edit | edit source]

During the descent of KLTF ship Spec-Integral-A1, researchers aboard the ship took several samples of ocean water. When the water was examined, it was found that there were a multitude of small, erratically moving objects in the water. Whether these objects were biotic, abiotic, or virus-like life is currently not known; further observation of more water samples was not possible as the water collected for resource management had been purified, with all solids removed and ejected from the ship.

History[edit | edit source]

Alezia's ocean from its surface, as imaged by KLTF ship Integral-7.

In order to stay out of the forces monitoring Kapaldia during the March of Liberation, the Kapaldians exited their home planet bound for Tonero while on the far side of Rizikon relative to the positioning of the Eurak forces. Incidentally the Regar system was directly in the travel path of the Kapaldian rebel forces; a vote took place in which the Armed Travel Board voted 21-4 to stop at Regar, primarily because of a higher-than-expected resource consumption rate and the fact that the mission science committee had determined that there was an 81% chance for Alezia, a 42% chance for Rezomida, and a 29% chance for Vaga of being in the habitable zone of Regar. Most of the Kapaldians' attention was focused on Alezia, which turned out to be in the habitable zone and was a prime resource restocking location. The Kapaldian Liberation Task Force parked their ships in orbit while ships Integral-6, Integral-7, and Spec-Integral-A1 descended to collect resources, such as water and nitrogen, while ship Meta-2 conducted several survey orbits to thoroughly examine, survey, and research Alezia; several weeks later the KLTF departed from Alezia and exited the Regar system. After the March of Liberation concluded, the system was given the designation MOL 2 in order to commemorate systems that were visited during the March of Liberation.