Yanqui

Superterrestrial 'eyeball' world with indigenous xenoecology

Shimmerer
Image from Morgan Heacock
An Eygloe, a multicellular luminescent predator from the circular ocean of Yanqui, hunting for zrill in the dark ocean depths below 10km
Star YTS-4450100-499-221B
Type KV5
Luminosity 0.3 x Sol
Constellation Cepheus
Distance from Sol 5411 ly
first reached by Explorer class vessel in 9801
Planet Yanqui
Mass 7x Earth
Radius 1.9 x Earth
Type Polyphemian subtype 'Eyeball World', a tidally-locked frozen iceball with a circular liquid ocean around the substellar point.

Xenoecology Has a complex multicellular ecology within the single melted eye-ocean. In the lightless depths many species have light-emitting organs of various kinds. One of the most spectacular species are the Eygloes, fast arthropod-like predators.

Yanqui
Image from Steve Bowers
Most of Yanqui is icebound; only a small circular ocean is liquid directly beneath the local star. This ocean holds almost all life on this world.
 
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Development Notes
Text by Steve Bowers

Initially published on 17 January 2012.