Gas Giant with radioplankton

Radioplankton are tiny, free-floating, carbon-based algae. These water-based life-forms live underneath the surface of gas giants.

Description Edit

Gas giant with water-based life. This is primarily a hydrogen and helium based atmospheric gas giant, but not far below the surface exists life based in the water-cloud layer just below the atmospheric surface. The chemistry of this gaseous region is far from equilibrium, with a surprising excess of oxygen and many carbon-based compounds giving it some vivid colors. As with many such gaseous living systems, it is underpinned by vast quantities of free-floating radioplankton - tiny carbon-based algae, each retaining a small quantity of liquid water, extracting their energy from intense radiation flux.[1]

Locations Edit

These are known gas giants with radioplankton.

System Celestial body Date Seen Notes
Col 173 Sector FO-G b27-8 1
LHS 3447 B2
Wregoe CY-Y B44-0 3
Wregoe YR-A B44-0 1
Wregoe LI-O C21-1 2
Wregoe RO-I d10-0 B1
Wregoe RY-H b40-0 2, 3
Col 173 Sector YD-I b13-5 2

References Edit

  1. In-game description