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Rubicon (QCB658): neutron star star with 2 planets

  RubiconBeta   Griffin  

Solar system 'Rubicon (QCB658)' comprises the star 'Rubicon' and the retinue of celestial objects gravitationally bound to it: 2 planets and their 89 moons, as well as asteroids, meteoroids, planetoids, comets, and interplanetary dust.

The principal component of this star system is the star 'Rubicon', a neutron star class star that contains about 99.99% of the system's known mass and dominates it gravitationally. Rubicon is located more than 637 lightyears from the center of the galaxy.

Rubicon Prime is a Neutron star (Class N3a) that was first mapped in 2410 AD by the Terran Colonial Service. The planets were clearly unsuitable for colonization, as the whole system was an unsual maelstrom of EM and gamma radiation that made closer inspection impossible. It was belived the neutron star had tw0 planetary bodies. Occasional short lived gravimetric disturbance and tachyon emissions were noted from the system. It wasn't till 600 years later that one of these was revealed to be a red dwarf, named Rubicon Beta and the other, a very odd planet named Griffin, that had a habitable zone. It was only when a Claim of Posession was made, that it was found to be inhabited. A Terran technoclan, House Euphrates, had apparently occupied the planet for some hundreds of years as their claim was based on more than 100 years of continuous occupation. How they discovered it in the first place is unknown and how they can travel safely in and out is also unknown.


The nearest system is QCB668 a binary red giant system 32 LY away. The nearest system with planets is QCB660, a red dwarf star with 5 planets 35 LY distant. You will have noticed this region is mainly red dwarf or red giant stars. Rubicon Prime is close to the galactic core, which is around 600 LY away. Terra is more than 2000 LY away.

Getting There

Rubicon Prime is well away from commercial star lanes. Even if you could get there, currently there is no known way to safely enter the system. The only option is to contact a member of House Euphrates.

Where to Stay

The only habitable area in the Rubicon Prime system is located on the planet Griffin.

This solar system comprises 2 planets

RubiconBeta is a small terrestrial planet (4089 km radius) which orbits its star in 100 Earth days, one day on RubiconBeta lasts 16 Earth hours. Its average temperature is 1504 K (1231 C), its atmosphere mainly consists of nitrogen, oxygen and it has 1 moons.

Overview of the Rubicon System: Rubicon is a very unusual system, which for centuries was thought to consist of a neutron star (Rubicon Prime), also known as the 'Dark Sun', and 2 planets. The system is enveloped in a dense electromagnetic field th ...

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Griffin is a medium gas giant (29482 km radius) which orbits its star in 10199 Earth days, one day on Griffin lasts 2 Earth hours. Its average temperature is 1522 K (1249 C), its atmosphere mainly consists of hydrogen, helium and it has 88 moons.

ADDENDUM The above information is incorrect. Griffin is indeed a very strange planet, so strange that many now consider it artificial. It was data sent back from the SS Intepid shortly before it's demise that triggered more reserch into this s ...

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Planetary Statistics

distance from star:29*106 km639*106 km
radius:4089 km29482 km
mass:546*1021 kg205003*1021 kg
surface gravity: 2.17 m/s2
0.22 Earths
15.7 m/s2
1.60 Earths
escape velocity:4.221 km/s30.46 km/s
year: 150 RubiconBeta days
100 Earth days
122388 Griffin days
10199 Earth days
day:16 hrs2 hrs
axial tilt:23°
temperature:1504 K
1231 C
1522 K
1249 C
atmosphere:3% H2
3% He
51% N2
42% O2
1% CO2
0% other
83% H2
17% He
0% other

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