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 that blocks sensors and causes equipment to malfunction. Within the system fluctuating gravitational anomalies have also been detected, the cause of which wass unknown. In addition there are periodic bursts of gamma radiation and neutrinos, which are believed to come from the neutron star.
The system was first mapped in 2410 AD by the Terran Colonial Service. The planets were clearly unsuitable for colonization, indeed the whole system was an unsual maelstrom of EM and gamma radiation that made close inspection impossible. The system was of no interest for colonization and was not thought of for centuuries.
In 2703 AD a visit was made by Capt. W. H. Mordern in the SS Intrepid. Nearly all that we know about the system comes from that expedition. The ship and all her crew was tragically lost while investigating the system. It is unknown exactly what circumstances led to the ships destruction, however it is believed, at least in part to be due to the EM +/- gamma radiation storms. A follow up visit in 2780 by the great Algassian explorer Lor K'nath nearly ended in tragedy, and since then the system has been put on the Total Restricted List (Permit 234-371261373) by the GalNav Prime.
Lor K'nath proved the one of the objects thought to be a planet, Rubicon Beta, was actually a red dwarf.
One planet, Griffin, orbits the neutron star at an average distance of 2.5 x 106 km. (surface temp of Neutron star ~ 2700 K, habitable zone 1.5 to 7 x 106 kms) Orbit is synchronized so one face always faces the Dark Sun (fire) and the other away (ice).
This planet has 1 moons:
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