Object Types

Name

Description

1-Face These are worlds that have an atmoshpere but are either tidally locked or are in a resonant spin. Tidally locked means that one side of them always faces the object they are orbiting. A resonat spin means that the number of rotations they make can be written as a ratio to the number of orbits they make. For example, for ever 2 orbits, it rotates 3 times. A resonat spin is due to an elipital orbit (eccentricity greater than 0.1) and not far enough away from the object it is orbiting for it to develope a normal rotation. Tidally locked, like a resonat spin, is due to it not being far enough away from the object it is orbiting to develope a normal rotation but unlike a resonat spin, its orbit is more circular.
Asteroid These are worlds that are too small for gravity to have pulled them into a spheroidal shape. They tend to have no atmosphere at all and can be found anywhere in a solar system.
Binary This isn't a signle object but are realy two objects that are orbiting a barycenter that is outside of the surface of the larger object. The most well known example of this in our solar system is Pluto and Charon.
Brown Dwarf These are objects that became so massive (more than 13 times as massive as Jupiter) they started a fussion reaction and are mini stars.
Carbon These rocky planets with little or no atmosphere that contain a lot of carbon based minerals like Silicon Carbide and Graphite.
Gas Dwarf These are gas worlds that are at less than 10 times the mass of the Earth.
Ice These are worlds with an atmosphere but are so cold, they are covered with ice. At least 95% of their surface is covered with ice. They would be terrestials if the were warmer.
Iron These are planets that are mostly made out of metals.
Jovian These are large gas giants that are at least 50 times as massive as the Earth. Jupiter and Saturn are examples in our solar system.
Martian There are worlds with a thin atmosphere. Water covers less than 5% of their surface and ice covers less than 95%
Neptunia These are gas planets that are more than 10 and less than 50 times as massive as the Earth. Uranus and Neptune are examples in our solar system.
Oil Basically a carbon planet with an atmosphere and a hydrosphere.
Rock These are basically worlds without an atmosphere. They can be found in any part of a solar system. The only requirement is that they have no atmosphere or one that is virtually non-existant.
Terrestrial These are worlds that have an atmosphere and surface water. Water covers anywhere from 5% to 95% of their surface.
Unknown These are objects that for what ever reason, the softwear that powers this website can't properly classify them for the time being.
Venusian These are worlds that have a runaway greenhouse effect. They have an atmosphere and surface temperature higher then that of the boiling point of water and thus shouldn't have any water or ice present on their surface.
Water These are worlds that are the same as terrestrials except that water covers more than 95% of their surface.

Icon Information

Icon

Description

An A type star An A type star
An alkali gas planet An alkali gas planet
A Venus like world A Venus like world
An ammonia gas planet An ammonia gas planet
A B type star A B type star
A carbon based world with a hydrosphere covering less than 10% of the surface A carbon based world with a hydrosphere covering less than 10% of the surface
A carbon gas planet A carbon gas planet
A cloudless gas planet A cloudless gas planet
A DA white dwarf A DA white dwarf
A DB white dwarf A DB white dwarf
A DC white dwarf A DC white dwarf
A DO white dwarf A DO white dwarf
A DQ white dwarf A DQ white dwarf
A DZ white dwarf A DZ white dwarf
A F type star A F type star
A G type star A G type star
An ice world with no or little atmosphere An ice world with no or little atmosphere
An ice world with more than half of its surface covered in ice An ice world with more than half of its surface covered in ice
An ice world with less than half of its surface covered in ice An ice world with less than half of its surface covered in ice
A K type star A K type star
A L type brown dwarf A L type brown dwarf
A M type star A M type star
A carbon based world with a hydrosphere covering 10% to 25% of the surface A carbon based world with a hydrosphere covering 10% to 25% of the surface
A carbon based world with a hydrosphere covering 50% to ~66.7% of the surface A carbon based world with a hydrosphere covering 50% to ~66.7% of the surface
A carbon based world with a hydrosphere covering ~66.7% to 80% of the surface A carbon based world with a hydrosphere covering ~66.7% to 80% of the surface
A carbon based world with a hydrosphere covering 25% to 50% of the surface A carbon based world with a hydrosphere covering 25% to 50% of the surface
A carbon based world with a hydrosphere covering more than 80% of the surface A carbon based world with a hydrosphere covering more than 80% of the surface
A silicate based world with a hydrosphere covering less than 25% of the surface A silicate based world with a hydrosphere covering less than 25% of the surface
A silicate based world with a hydrosphere covering 50% to ~66.7% of the surface A silicate based world with a hydrosphere covering 50% to ~66.7% of the surface
A silicate based world with a hydrosphere covering ~66.7% to 80% of the surface A silicate based world with a hydrosphere covering ~66.7% to 80% of the surface
A silicate based world with a hydrosphere covering 25% to 50% of the surface A silicate based world with a hydrosphere covering 25% to 50% of the surface
A Mars like world A Mars like world
A silicate based world with a hydrosphere covering more than 80% of the surface A silicate based world with a hydrosphere covering more than 80% of the surface
A metallic world with little or no atmosphere A metallic world with little or no atmosphere
A methane gas planet A methane gas planet
An O type star An O type star
A silicate based rocky world with little or no atmosphere A silicate based rocky world with little or no atmosphere
A ferrosilicate gas planet A ferrosilicate gas planet
A sulfur gas planet A sulfur gas planet
A T type brown dwarf A T type brown dwarf
A type WC Wolf-Rayet star A type WC Wolf-Rayet star
A type WN Wolf-Rayet star A type WN Wolf-Rayet star
A water gas planet A water gas planet

Extended Information

Term

Description

Airless The object's atmospheric pressure is less than 0.001 Earth Atmospheres.
Arid Water covers less than 25% of the object's surface.
Boiling ocean The object's surface tempature is hot enough to boil water at times.
Cloudless Clouds cover less than 10% of the object.
Cloudy Clouds cover more than 80% of the object. Doesn't apply to gas planets.
Cold The object's average surface temperature is less than 5 degress Celsius than that of Earth's
Cool The object's average surface temperature is less than 2 degress Celsius than that of Earth's
Dense The object has a high density. Only applies to gas planets.
Dry Water covers less than 50% of the object's surface.
Earth-like Conditions on the object are similar to that of Earth's.
Few clouds Clouds cover less than 40% of the object.
Fluffy The object is less dense than water. Only applies to gas planets.
High Gravity The object's surface gravity is greater than 1.2 Gs
Hot The object's average surface temperature is greater than 7.5 degress Celsius than that of Earth's
Icy Ice covers more than 10% of the object's surface. Doesn't apply to Ice planets.
Long Local Day The object takes more than 28 hours to rotate.
Low Gravity The object's surface gravity is less than 0.8 Gs.
Normal The object is a normal gas planet.
Normal atmosphere The object's atmospheric pressure is between 0.5 and 2 Earth Atmospheres. Doesn't apply to Terrestrial planets.
Not So Icy Ice covers less than 50% of the object's surface. Only applies to Ice planets.
Resonant Spin Locked The object's rotation is a fraction of its orbital time.
Retrograde Spin The object rotates the opposite direction as most other objects.
Thick atmosphere The object's atmospheric pressure is greater than 2 Earth Atmospheres.
Thin Atmosphere For gas planets, this means the planet is 80% or more rock. For all other planets, it means that the atmospheric pressure is less than 0.5 Earth Atmospheres.
Thin atmosphere The object's atmospheric pressure is less than 0.5 Earth Atmospheres.
Tidally Locked 1 Face The object's rotation is the same as its orbital time.
Unbreathably thick atmosphere The object's atmospheric pressure is greater than 8.0 Earth Atmospheres.
Unbreathably thin atmosphere The object's atmosphere is too thin to breath even if it is pure Oxygen.
Warm The object's average surface temperature is greater than 3.5 degress Celsius than that of Earth's
Wet Water covers more than 80% of the object's surface. Doesn't apply to Water planets.
breathable The object's atmosphere is breathable for humans.
poisonous The object's atmosphere is poisonous.
unbreathable The object's atmosphere is unbreathable for humans.

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