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Stanislaw - Data Panel
|Planets:||Stanislaw is the fourth planet of ten in the system (five terrestrials, five gas giants)|
|Planetology:||Planet Type: xeric gaian/early postgaian Distance from Primary: 1.02 a.u. |
Insolation: 1.24 earth
Diameter: 0.78 earth
Density: 1.1 earth
Gravity: 0.86 earth
Day: 36 hours, 14 minutes
Year: 0.95 earth
Axial Tilt: 5°
Natural Satellite: Pirx: large selenian body, sidereal period 0.81 lunar (22 days 3 hours 3 minutes)
|Geography:||Typical xeric gaian with active plate tectonics. Continental shelves exposed; oceans restricted to former abyssal plains and trenches. Broad tidal salt flats adjacent to most bodies of water, due to large tidal range (Pirx's tidal effect is 1.6 selenian) |
Atmosphere: N2 90%, C02 3%, O2 2%, traces of H20, CH4, fines, pseudo-industrial gases
Hydrosphere: <20% of surface, variable by local season; extremely saline
Surface Temperatures: average 35° C; ranges -20 to +95 Celsius
Climate: Dry, dusty in places, with extreme temperature variations by day and season. Rain absent over large portions of the planet.
Biology and Ecology: Evolved mechosystem dominates (see below). Biological life of prokaryote grade is common in the oceans and on tidal flats.
|Important Local Artificial Intelligence:||AI Overseer: Corundum Glittering (SI:3+; present grade unknown) |
AI's Ethos: Caretakerism (presumably); other memeticies unknown
AI's Current allegiance: independent
|Government and Administration:||Activities on the surface and in orbit are under the direct control of Corundum Glittering, Corundum Glittering allows local rule elsewhere in the Stanislaw system, and avoids interference, but retains executive veto in those polities.|
|Economics, Local Infrastructure:||No industry. Partially camouflaged defensive installations and large volumes of computronium are detectable beneath the natural surface of Pirx, but their extent is unknown. Seven major orbital habitats are found in orbit, and there are a fifty-four known research stations on Stanislaw itself. Other installations in orbit or on the ground are accessed only by Corundum Glittering. All activity on and around Stanislaw is supported by extensive development elsewhere in the system. Stanislaw's sole export is a carefully screened and restricted stream of data concerning the planet, its botforms, and its mechosphere.|
|Population:||200,000 nearbaseline to superior equivalent researchers and research assistants: 50% biont (primarily Tavi), 40% vec (primarily Faber), 10% various others. An unknown number of SI:1 guardian or research entities are also active on and around Stanislaw.|
|Travel:||Stargates: none |
Spaceports: none on Stanislaw
Hazard Rating: orbital habitats - 0.0 to 0.5
planetside research stations - 2.0 to 3.7
native habitat - to 4.5 to 7.4 depending on region (add 2.1 for most vecs).
Visa Restrictions: approved researchers or media representatives only
Freedom of Movement: all traffic between habitats and research stations, and all travel on the planet's surface, is controlled by habitat and station AIs, who report to Corundum Glittering.
Environmental Requirements: Oxygen levels are low, carbon dioxide levels toxic to some bionts. High daytime and summer temperatures are an issue for many bionts and vecs. On salt flats, corrosive salts are an irritant to all life forms. Sealed biologically based protective coverings are strongly advised for vecs and cyborgs for protection against native nano and botforms.
|Note:||Corundum Glittering manages any releases of information on these topics.|
Image from Steve Bowers