Paula

Garden world with a race of aquatic sophonts

Paula
Image from Steve Bowers
Paula has 38% water cover, concentrated in a single land-locked ocean. Land-based life is sparse and relatively primitive, but the ocean holds a complex ecology.

Star: YTS-5456111-003-II, Type Gv5; Metasoft Version Tree Volume
Distance from Sol: 2107 ly
Constellation: Gemini (near 9 Geminorum)
Planet: Paula
Type: Campian garden world with indigenous biosphere, home of the Xenosophont Paulans.

 
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Development Notes
Text by M. Alan Kazlev and Steve Bowers

Initially published on 19 December 2001.