Palsa

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Palsa
Palsa.png
Palsa, from the Spacetrotter-14 probe
Designations
Pronunciation/pɑl-sə/
Etra c, CelWP M2 c, WI 135643 c
Orbital characteristics
Periapsis0.9801383389 AU
Apoapsis1.0470350611 AU
1.0135867 AU
Eccentricity0.033
0.806422649 years
Inclination1.14º
145.14831º
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
2635.69 km
1.14º
Albedo0.11
Temperature824 K

Palsa, also known as Etra c, CelWP M2 c, or WI 135643 c is the smallest and last planet around the neutron star Etra. It is a small, hot rocky planet and was added in Release 7.

Physical Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Palsa is a super-mercury, a planet similar in composition to mercury, but larger. It has no atmosphere, so it is pockmarked with craters. Palsa is a mostly uniform dark gray color, possibly with a slight bluish tint, with no contrastive albedo features. Palsa, with a mass of just 0.1 earth masses, and orbiting far interior to the habitable zone, and around a freaking PULSAR, is an extremely unlikely terraforming candidate.

History[edit | edit source]

During the colonization and terraforming of Taminar, some spacecraft left the system in search of more resources. One of the survey craft, the Spacetrotter-14, flew by Palsa and recorded significant amounts of heavy metals in the mapped area. A large mining colony was later built, and here we are today.

Biomes[edit | edit source]

Palsa has 6 biomes:

  • Lowlands
  • Midlands
  • Highlands
  • Major Craters
  • Minor Craters
  • Mining Sites

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Palsa was actually built before Bura and was originally planned to be the only planet in the system.
  • Palsa was originally at 1/10th the distance it is currently, but then it was hotter than the surface of the sun, which is not tenable.