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Alcyone


Discovery

Discovery date: Jan. 15, 3505

Orbital characteristics

Semi-major axis: 425489 km
Eccentricity: 0.001
Orbital period: 1.938 d
Average orbital speed: 16.0 km/s
Inclination: 0.15°
Satellite of: Paraterea

Physical characteristics

Radius: 1277.7 km
Surface area: 20515840 km²
Mass: 3.9E+22 kg
Density: 4.44 g/cm³
Surface gravity: 1.59 m/s²
Escape velocity: 2.02 km/s
Rotation period: 1.938 d
Surface temperature: -172°C | -168°C | -166°C


Orbit

Alcyone orbits around Paraterea in a nearly circular orbit, with an orbital period of approximately 1.9 days. Alcyone's orbital eccentricity is close to zero, indicating its stable orbit. The inclination of the orbit to Paraterea is about 0.15°, making its motion almost in the equatorial plane of the planet.

Surface and geology

Alcyone's surface is covered with many craters, indicating its long history of collisions with asteroids. Cracks and fractures in the moon's surface indicate its past tectonic activity. Volcanic processes may have played a role in its formation, although no active volcanoes have been observed. The surface layer consists mostly of water ice with a mixture of rocks, which gives the moon its dark color.

Atmosphere

Alcyone has a fragile atmosphere consisting mainly of water vapor with methane and ammonia. The pressure on the moon's surface is extremely low, making the atmosphere unnoticeable


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GENERAL INFO

  • Created On: Windows
  • Game Version: 1.3.115.0

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Radius: 1,278 km
  • Sea Level: None
  • Surface Gravity: 1.6 m/s
  • Rotational Period: N/A
  • Escape Velocity: 2.02 km/s
  • Mass: 3.9E+22kg

Atmosphere

  • No Atmosphere

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    Cool

    +1 10 days ago
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    25.9k Zenithspeed

    this is... advanced crackage

    +1 12 days ago
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    9,397 Hyperant

    huh, the description seems familiar...

    +1 13 days ago
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    3,348 Isosceles51

    In my opinion @eyov2, you are the best planet maker on the site. You're so good in my opinion that I (for a time) used your aurora technique, and now, I'm going to base my cloud design off yours. Keep up the good work!

    +1 13 days ago
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    3,348 Isosceles51

    Miranda+Venus+Triton
    (Miranda for color and cracks, Venus for Crack shapes, and Triton for size)

    +1 13 days ago

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