Antares: Solar System

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<EXODUS LOG: ANTARES A/B>
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SYSTEM CLASSIFICATION: Binary System.
DISTANCE: 550 Light-years from Earth.


ANTARES A
CLASSIFICATION: Red Supergiant.
SIZE: 883 times Earth's sun.
PLANETS: 2
SCAN:
No life detected.
No anomalies detected.


ANTARES B
CLASSIFICATION: Blue Giant.
SIZE: 5 times Earth's sun.
PLANETS: 6
SCAN:
Life detected: 4th planet.
Anomaly detected: 4th planet.
<END LOG>


Also known as Alpha Scorpii, Antares is a binary system approximately 550 light-years away from Earth.
While the primary star, Antares A is a huge red supergiant with 2 barren rocky planets, the companion star, Antares B is a much smaller star with 6 planets including 4 rocky planets and two gas giants.
Although the two stars orbit one another, the distance between them is huge: over 10 times the radius of Earth's entire solar system.

The target of the Antares mission is the 4th planet around the companion star, classified as "Antares Bd" (The "d" indicates it is the 4th planet and the "B" indicates it orbits the second brightest star in the system). No more convenient name has yet been assigned to the planet.

The planet is about 3 times the size of Earth, the light from its sun casts everything in a faintly blue light and the distant Antares A is by far the brightest star in the sky, visible even during the day.
The planet has two moons one about the size of Earth's moon, the other smaller with a faster orbit.

1 day on Antares Bb lasts approximately 27 Earth hours.
The larger moon completes an orbit once every 22 Antares days, the smaller does so every 14 days.
Antares Ab completes an orbit of its sun every 311.3 Antares days.

The planet is 43% ocean and appears to have abundant plant and animal life.