Cumulous

cumulous
Image from Todd Drashner

Saturn-like jovian located in the Solward Middle Regions of the Sophic League. Most notable for its floating balloon cities, made possible by the low density of the planet, which results in gravity at its 'surface' being equal to that of Earth. The cities support themselves with vacuum dirigibles woven from buckytube, use nucleosynthesis of the planet's hydrogen atmosphere and nanotech to provide themselves with any needed materials or goods, and are totally self-sufficient. A popular tourist destination for those wishing to meditate among the clouds.
 
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Text by Todd Drashner

Initially published on 07 January 2002.