Abbot (bo 1337) (world) – traveller electricity and circuits test

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The primary is Flynn, a dim red main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 0.004 Sols, a mass of 0.273 Sols, and a diameter of 414,000 km. (I) a large gas giant, (II) a sparse icy planetoid belt, (III) an exotic atmosphere bigworld, (IV) a small gas giant, (V) a small ice giant, (VI) a small gas giant, (VII) a trace atmosphere iceworld, and (VIII) a vacuum worldlet form the outer system. Most of the worlds retain families of satellites.

(I) Costello is a large gas giant that orbits Flynn at a mean distance of 0.14 AU (21 million km), within the outer system, and has an orbital period of 36 days 15 hours. It has a diameter of 99,000 km and is a heavily banded orange-tan colour. It retains a family of two major satellites of which the outer, (Ib) Abbot, is designated the mainworld.

(Ib) Abbot is the outer of the two major moons of (I) Costello and is designated the mainworld. It orbits its parent world at a mean distance of 9 diameters (900,000 km), with an orbital period of 8 days 11 hours: it is tidally locked to Costello. The axial tilt is 5 degrees. Abbot has a diameter of 12,085 km, a density of 6.96 g/cm³ and a surface gravity of 1.20 G. Tidal stresses generated by the gravitational pull of Costello cause constant geological activity. The atmosphere is rated as Dense, with a mean surface pressure of 1.92 bar and a composition of 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, and 1% argon, water vapor, carbon dioxide, neon and other trace gases. 100% of the surface is covered in an ocean of water kept liquid by pressure, its high salinity, and by geothermal energy: average tidal ranges exceed 2m. Mean surface temperature: -58°C. The atmosphere is very active and powerful weather systems driven by the star and the oceans surge across the globe. The climate is static.

Total surface area: 459 million km², Water and pack ice surface area: 355 million km², Permanent icecaps surface area: 194 million km². The surface of Abbot is entirely covered in oceans of saline liquid water capped with a fractured crust of unstable sea-ice. The surface is scoured by high speed winds and ice-storms. The oceans, below the surface ice sheets, are kept liquid by pressure and geothermal energy. A number of volcanic peaks lie above the surface of the ice and form long chains of islands. The largest of these are the Crestpeak Islands, an archipelago lying in the northern tropics.

Abbot has extensive, abundant native life, with complex organisms inhabiting every ecological niche. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal. Abbot’s oceans are home to a huge variety of aquatic species, some of considerable size.

The entire population of Abbot consists of a reclusive fishing community located on an isolated volcanic island named Icebreak. It lies relatively close to the equator, where temperatures average a relatively balmy -34°C and there are large regions of open sea. The community is voluntarily regressive, choosing to exist in isolation at primitive technological levels. They are entirely self-sufficient, living off of the bountiful mineral and biological resources of their world.

The first extant listing of Abbot (circa 2950AD) gave its UWP as E89A000-0, when the world was undergoing a period of intense seismic activity. The atmosphere is noted as Dense, Tainted, containing traces sulfur dioxide (SO 2), carbon monoxide (CO) and other gases of volcanic origin. A navigation beacon had been located on the world, possibly at the same time that the survey was conducted.

Post- Voyagers Abbot (circa 5000AD) had its UWP listed as E88A000-0. Ice core samples taken by a research team from the University of Tal Varisa show that the planet-wide seismic activity lessened during the 42nd and 43rd centuries, and by the 48th century the atmosphere had entirely lost its taint.