Frontier Medium Stars

All pictures were taken from distances between 5 and 10 million km

Type 'K' Star

These are good systems for supporting life, providing suitable planets are present in the habitable zone around the star. This zone is closer to the star than for other medium-sized stars due to the reduced output and humans may find difficulty in adapting to the noticeably orange glow.

Type 'G' Star

These stars are, in human terms, perfect for establishing a civilisation. This stems from the fact that Sol, at the centre of humanity, is such a star and provides exactly the right output. Due to this, planets in the habitable zone tend to orbit at a distance of between 1 AU and 1.5 AU which in turn results in a year similar in duration to that of Earth's.

Type 'F' Star

These stars are suitable for life, but the planets around it need to be further out than usual as the output from the star is that much greater than a type 'K' or 'G'. In many cases, inhabitants in these systems need to exercise great caution when venturing outdoors as the prodigious solar radiation can be dangerous.

Type 'A' Star

It is possible to establish life around these stars although the conditions tend to be harsh and not particularly suited to humans. Planets can be very hot and humid which can result in some very interesting local wildlife - this in turn attracts the more intrepid visitor in search of adventure.

Type 'B' Star

Phekda (2,5) is a perfect example of how life can survive and thrive even in a system with such a powerful central star. The terraformed planets have been established orbiting a brown dwarf which itself orbits Phekda at a distance of over 40 AU. At this great distance, there is still enough solar energy to permit a flourishing civilisation to be established, provided terraforming is employed.

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