ANU is a small and rocky planet with 21% of Earth's gravity and only 0.17° in axial tilt.
The second fact gives the planet some peculiar characteristics: during the day, the solar winds strikes in the middle of the planet and despite the excess of heat and radiation, a green and lively ecosystem can be seen on the axis of rotation (Abzu Belt). That happens because when the solar winds hits the planet, it goes in direction of the icy poles, cooling and descending on the dusk line of ANU. This happens in both hemispheres, and when the two cold air masses meet each other, with the hot exo-equatorial air, they cause a never-ending rain across the middle of the planet on its night side, providing a less inhospitable place for life to emerge.
There are no seasons, no brake from the monotony that it is the simplistic and stable weather that exists for millions of years. The Tiamat Mountains (average of 7.4 Km; Maximum of 11.2 Km) slows the heat and the solar winds enough to allow a greener and humid place for life to evolve, consisting of the Eden Valley, Lake Maria and Lake Sagan.
The lifeforms will be added soon.
Sorry for murdering the english language (corrections are welcome)
And speaking of the atmosphere, it probably has a lot more hydrogen and helium than such a small planet normally would, because of that solar wind.
Elari Isso me lembra que é uma boa melhorar o mapa.
Elari Elari 2 Elari 4 Elari 5 um dos motivos de amar usar o celestia. XD
Aliens De Um Planeta Com Gravidade Baixa Comecei tudo por causa dessa arte e usurpei algumas coisas dela. :V
Teria a textura de Anu sem as marcações e tal? Posso fazer um adon no celestia com ela bem de boa. xD
Por favor, se não for muito trabalho eu adoraria de ver a descrição de Elari
Reminds me a little of Nea, from a (seemingly) discontinued project by Joschua Knüppe.
Estimated in 3 billion years, with a evolutionary explosion of diversity after a major impact had transformed Anu from a snowball into a greenhouse desert;
yes and no. Not humans in the sense that we are now;
Yes, but the human basic need for food is absent for the colonists.
It's located somewhere in Andromeda.
While the work of Joschua inspired me greatly, his Nea project was not on the list, but I can see the similarities. His work on Silvanus, for example, was the major push for me to start my own xenobiological project.
Also this project is one of my favourite speculative exobiology projects out there, I love the detail and how unique all your creations are
Most of the polar forests usually don't make direct contact with the ice caps themselves, but there are some sturdy organisms that have colonized above the ice. ^^
Any chance that's fixable, or is it just a problem on my side..?
Edit: Ah, nvmnd, the link works now. I really like how you've bothered to actually create the environment/world for reference for the fauna in your art. Great!
glad to know the problem's solved. Anything, just ask. Enjoy! ^^
Gonna do that in the future though ^^
Anu is a sumerian deity, one of the two mythology's that I used to name geographic locations on the planet (the other being christianity).
I try to upload my work as quick as I can, unfortunatly I don't have many time in the week to dedicate to this project of mine.
And thank you very much for the watch and faves!
But I love this planet you've invented. Reading about it now suddenly makes sense with some of the creatures you've created.