First Chlorine World visited by Terragens

Tytalus 1
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Tytalus, the closest ChloroGaian world to Sol

Triana system - Data Panel

StarTriana, JD 1833530, TYC 6969-318-1
Type: G2V
Constellation: Piscis Austrinus
Distance from Sol: 762 ly
Luminosity: 1.6 x Sol
Reached: 3219 AT
Planet 1Tytalus .
Type: Chlorogaian.
Semimajor Axis: 1.26 AU
Mass: 1.1x Earth
Planet 2Alfrax.
Type: Hydrojovian
Mass: 0.74 x Jupiter
Semimajor Axis: 3.97 AU
Science Expedition
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Early discovered chlorine ecology. The curious atmosphere of Tytalus was detected in the Interplanetary Age via spectroscopy, but it was not until the planet was reached in 3219AT that the cause of its peculiar composition was discovered; a complex biosphere which produces free chlorine as a byproduct of photosynthesis.

Tytalus 2
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In 3344 AT the results of this survey were collated at Boten Orbital by Irene Habelsein-Io; she realised that the life on this planet was almost identical to that found on Outland, a second chlorogaian found in Andromeda, more than a thousand lightyears from Tytalus. Because of this wide separation she formulated the theory that the two planets (and possibly several others, found by spectroscopy but not yet reached) had been seeded hundreds of millions of years ago by a hypothetical xenosophont species which she called the Halogenics.

Tytalus 3
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In the Current Era several hundred Halogenic worlds have been surveyed, and Habelsein-Io's theory has been largely vindicated. This xenobiological type is one of several different artificial biochemistries that have been discovered in the Terragen Sphere.
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev and Steve Bowers
Initially published on 09 January 2002.