Diameter (km) 11,998
Mass (x🜨) 1.013
Orbital Period (d) 402
Rotational Period 26 hrs, 22 min
Semi-major axis (AU) 1.103
Star type G2-Main sequence
Location from Earth 1.4 billion ly
Constellation Camelopardalis
Discovered April 4, 3837
Habitable? PARTIAL
Colonized? Yes
Type Research and stopover
Max human population 25
Stay cycle** 145 days

Planet summary: SCAR-79751-d is located within IRIS-234831 in the direction of the Camelopardalis constellation. SCAR-7975 is the fourth planet from its star, and is located within the Goldilocks zone. It is 11,998 kilometers in diameter, and is 1.013 times the mass of Earth. It's surface gravity is 0.96 times the mass of Earth.

Discovery: SCAR-79751-d was discovered on April 4, 3837, by UET-Gamma-2 ("Galaxia Team"), as part of the Ultra Distant Universe Exploration program.

Planetary system: SCAR-79751 is a G2-Main sequence star 1.0024 times the mass of the sun. Seven planets orbit the star, with d being the only one in the Goldilocks zone. Planet a is a hot Jupiter in close proximity with SCAR-79751, with solar winds stripping the planet's gas layers. The remains of these gas layers frequently intercept SCAR-79751-d and the other planets, which is a suggested theory for the lower-density atmosphere of the other planets. Planets b and c are rocky and smaller than Earth, while planets e and f are gas giants, and finally g is an ice giant, similar in size to Uranus.

Description: SCAR-79751-d's atmosphere contains high levels of nitrogen and ammonia, and is thus unbreathable to humans. The planet is mainly covered in white, sandy and rocky deserts, with a few sparse, shallow water oceans. The average humidity of the atmosphere is 0.00001%, making it one of the driest known atmospheres of any water-harboring planet. The total amount of water present on the planet is estimated to be 23.7% that of Earths.

SCAR-79751-d experiences frequent strong winds, with the fastest ever recorded wind being at 429 km/h. Despite the large amount of sand present on the surface, large sandstoms are unusual due to the high density of the sand. The planet's poles feature small ice caps, which are a combination of 63% glacial ice, 31% sand, and 6% other compositions.

Walking on the surface of SCAR-79751-d is a unique experience. High-density, crumbly sand that looks like flour and feels like walking on thin snow, with high gusts partially fogging up the view and causing sand grains to dance along the surface and around your feet. If you look up, through the gusts of sand and the sound of the breeze, you'll see dark mountains and shallow, rough lakes in the distance. Like if they were there but out of your reach. -Jasper Lore, UET-Gamma-2 member.

Important Colonial Protocols: SCAR-79751-d serves as a small stopover point for vessels travelling deeper into the universe. A small settlement comprised of storage facilities and habitats have been set up close to the north pole of the planet. Only 25 people are permitted to live on the planet during regular periods, each staying for up to 145 days. Exploration of SCAR-79751-d is limited, due to the potential dangers of the windstorms of the planet.

Ancient civilization remains: On September 14, 3840, the ruins of an extinct civilization were discovered close to the northern pole. The civilization was determined to be a Category 0.5 presence at the time of its extinction. Currently, it is unknown what the members of the civilization appeared like, or what their biology was. It is hypothesized that ammonia was a key ingredient for its creation however, due to the high levels of ammonia on the planet. Furthermore, no lifeforms or other remains of lifeforms are known to exist on SCAR-79751-d, leading the Foundation to question the origin of the civilization, and its extinction.

The discovery has been passed to the Project NEOVERSE initiative.

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