47 Ursae Majoris. Home of the Akirate Stevens clone race

Taphao Thong
Image from Steve Bowers
Taphao Thong, a water-rich gas giant with a pronounced axial tilt, has an extensive temperate atmosphere supporting many bubblehabs

Star: Chalawan, 47 Ursae Majoris
Type: G1V
Luminosity: 1.6 x Sol
Distance from Sol: 45.91 ly
Colonised 1977 AT

47 Ursae Majoris b (Taphao Thong) (hydrojovian)
47 Ursae Majoris c (Taphao Kaew) (eujovian)
47 Ursae Majoris d (Dekoranta) (eujovian)

Solar Dominion Inner Sphere worlds, colonised by the Akirates, a heterodox offshoot of the powerful Stevens clade. Joined the Solar Dominion in 2866 AT.

It is close to Fons Luminis but lacks terraformable planets due to a gas giant in the wrong orbit. Instead extensive orbital settlements extend throughout the system, and bubblehab colonies have been established in the atmosphere of the gas giants Taphao Thong and Taphao Kaew (Chalawan b and c).

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Development Notes
Text by Anders Sandberg, additions by Steve Bowers
Initially published on 10 September 2001.

Renamed in December 2015 in line with new IAU nomenclature