Norba from PafP-1 probe as it approached Norba before using a gravity assist to get to Quorol
|Release date||July 19th, 2020|
|Creation date||July 12th(?) - 15th(?), 2020|
|Paflaolus b B, Paflaolus 1 B, Paflaolus I B, CelWP P2 b B, CelWP P2 1 B, CelWP P2 I B|
|Known satellites||Quorol (binary companion)|
|Mass||1.475 Earth masses|
Norba's mass is around 1.475x Earth's mass.
Physical Characteristics[edit | edit source]
Norba is part of a double-planet system of two Venus-like planets around the star Paflaolus, its surface is covered by a thick atmosphere composed of mostly CO2 along with thick yellow clouds. Norba's surface has not yet been explored, but it is certainly a rocky surface possibly with volcanoes. Norba's thin rings extend from 2537.802 km above Norba's surface to 9187.802 km above the surface.
Orbit and Rotation[edit | edit source]
- Barycenter orbital period: 0.38124536 y
- Barycenter eccentricity: 0.0340
- Barycenter inclination: 1.12 degrees
- Barycenter ascending node: 263 degrees
- Barycenter argument of pericenter: 167 degrees
- Barycenter mean anomaly: 93.054 degrees
- Norba orbital period (around Quorol): 2.371623526 d
- Norba rotational period: 2.371623526 d (tidally locked)
History[edit | edit source]
An intelligent civilization evolved on the planet of Asterion, and they had dreams of exploring what was beyond, but everything they wanted to explore was out of their reach for a long time. Until a certain day, the day that changed their race forever, the day they created an engine powerful enough to reach far away star systems. They started planning a mission to a star system they had been looking at and dreaming of exploring, and they chose Paflaolus. They found the two planets orbiting Paflaolus, named Norba and Quorol, interesting, they are a binary planet system composed of two Venus-like Super-Earths, one of which had rings. And so the PafP-1 probe was sent on its way to Paflaolus, and after several years, the probe reached its final destination, and it took many images of both planets over the mission's lifespan, uncovered the secrets and details of both the planets that they had never known of before, until it was time to end the mission, in a Cassini Grand Finale-style crash into the surface of Quorol.