Tawattaran (Garden World)

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Tawattaran has a single supercontinent.

Tawattaran - Data Panel

SystemName: Ngeedon
- Distance from Sol: 1,098 ly (J2000)
- Constellation: Telescopium
StarNames: Ngeedon, YTS 4885002-3825
Physical characteristics:
- Mass: 0.739 x Sol
- Radius: 0.695 x Sol
- Luminosity: 0.203 x Sol (bolometric)
- Temperature: 4,646 Kelvin
- Spectral type: K4 V
- Rotation period: 39.93 days
- Age: 5.59 billion years
PlanetName: Tawattaran
Orbital characteristics:
- Semi-major axis: 76,600,000 km (0.512 AU)
- Orbital period: 155.7 days (0.426 years)
- Eccentricity: 0.029
Physical characteristics:
- Type: Macrobiotic HydroTerrestrial OxyTelluric LapiRhean EstuaTepidal AquaGaian Grandterrene
- Mass: 1.462 x Earth
- Radius: 7,163.7 km (1.124 x Earth)
- Oblateness: 0.002
- Density: 5,670 kg/m^3
- Mean surface acceleration: 11.36 m/s^2 (1.158 g)
- Rotation period: 101,718 s (28.26 hr)
- Obliquity: 21.81°
- Albedo: 0.260
- Mean insolation: 1,053 W/m^2 (0.774 x Earth)
- Mean surface temperature: 299 K
- Surface pressure: 448.0 kPa
- Composition: 91.9% nitrogen, 5.8% oxygen, 1.4% water (vapor), 0.9% argon, trace amounts of carbon dioxide.
- Laus: Terrestrial OxyHermean Lapidian Apnean
Semi-major axis = 494,201 km, Orbital period = 33.02 days, Eccentricity = 0.050, Mass = 4.196E+22 kg, Radius = 1,216.2 km

Tawattaran is the fourth planet of Ngeedon, an MPA/Utopia system. It was originally discovered during the middle expansion era by Utopia autoexplorers that merely noted a life-bearing but otherwise uninteresting planet; they instead built a base on the Hermian Type moon Mineral of the gas giant Custer and began to import various isolationist utopia habitats.

As MPA colonists arrived, they discovered the evidence of an extinct intelligent species (the Thyresta) and began full-scale settlement. As a part of the MPA-Utopia accords, the system was put under a shared government of the MPA and the Utopia Sphere.

The system is today noted for its Thyresta provolution experiments, a large number of habitats with relocated Homo epimetheus hominoids (descendants of the earliest case of collective subsingularity abdication ), and the extensive cavern cities on Mineral.

Image from Juhomatti Männistö

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Text by Anders Sandberg
Updated by The Astronomer 2021
Initially published on 09 December 2001.