Important Communion of Worlds open star cluster, 850ly from Sol, in Sculptor. Also known as Blanco 1.
A young cluster of 321 stars, about 150 million years old, with a high proportion of A-stars. Also contains 37 brown dwarfs.
- Canberra - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Old Earth capital of Australia; originally a dull bureaucratic centre, by 3rd to 5th century a respectable University Town called the "Geneva of the South". Like Canaveral, Paris, and a number of other historical sites, was not completely demolished following the Great Expulsion, now a minor pilgrim/tourist waystation, a single small arcology, occasionally staffed by a small number of disinterested Children of Gaia (mostly marsupial rianths) like some of other old culture and university towns. Canberra Orbital is named after this ancient city.
- Third Def8