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Pandora System

Pandora System

The Pandora System is approximately 10 light years from Betazed and 45 light years from Sol (Earth), and is located near the edge of the Din'ghes Nebula.

The system consists of four planets orbiting a Class A9V (Light Blue Main Sequence) star.

Pandora Sytem location
Din'ghes Nebula

Pandora I

ClassificationClass N
Diameter5,230 km
Orbit94.1 million km
AtmosphereHigh density Carbon Dioxide and some sulfides
SurfaceHot and barren, 1000° Celsius average temperature

There is a sparse asteroid belt between the first and second planet.

Pandora II

Starbase 243 (Valkyrie Station) and Pandora Station orbit this planet, and its beaches are a common destination for the starbase's crew and residents.

The oceans on the planet are deep (up to 10 km), with one particular deep trench, the Poseidon Trench, reaching depths of up to 100 kilometers. A small scientific outpost is located against the edge of the trench at a depth of 90 km, manned by a small team of civilian scientists, mainly marine biologists, but also a couple of archaeologists due to the discovery of a large underwater, and underground, structure a decade ago.

ClassificationClass O
Diameter16,340 km
Orbit151.2 million km
Atmosphere24.3% Oxygen, 74.8% Nitrogen, 1.4% Argon, trace amounts of Carbon Dioxide
Surface97.2% of the surface is covered in oceans, with temperatures ranging from 25° (above water) to 35° Celsius (above the larger landmasses)
Life-formsExtensive vegetation, aquatic animal life

Pandora III

ClassificationClass J Gas Giant
Diameter132,900 km
Orbit1,219.3 million km
CompositionGaseous Hydrogen and Hydrogen compounds
SatellitesOne Class F moon, two standard class D moons (and a small ring)

Pandora III-a

ClassificationClass F moon
Diameter3,229 km
AtmosphereHydrogen compounds
SurfaceHighly variable temperatures, frequent volcanic activity
Life-formsSilicon-based micro-organisms

Pandora IV

ClassificationClass C
Diameter4,560 km
Orbit3,210.0 million km
AtmosphereMostly frozen
SurfaceLow temperature