Planetary Classification Table

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Table of Contents: 0-9 | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z


A

GEOTHERMAL
AGE: 0 - 2 billion years
DIAMETER: 1000 - 10000km
LOCATION: Ecosphere/Cold Zone
SURFACE: Partially Molten
ATMOSPHERE: Primarily Hydrogen Compounds
LIFE-FORMS: None
EXAMPLE(S): Gothos


B

GEOMORTEUS
AGE: 0 - 10 Billion Years
DIAMETER: 1000 - 10000km
LOCATION: Hot Zone
SURFACE: Partially Molten
ATMOSPHERE: Tenuous, few chemically active gases
LIFE-FORMS: None
EXAMPLE(S): Mercury


C

GEOINACTIVE
AGE: 2 - 10 Billion Years
DIAMETER: 1000 - 10000km
LOCATION: Ecosphere/Cold Zone
SURFACE: Low Surface Temperature
ATMOSPHERE: Frozen
LIFE-FORMS: None
EXAMPLE(S): Pluto, Psi 2000


D

ASTEROID/MOON
AGE: 2 - 10 Billion Years
DIAMETER: 100 - 1000km
LOCATION: Located in any zone, primarily in the orbit of a planet or within an asteroid field
SURFACE: Barren and cratered
ATMOSPHERE: None or very tenuous
LIFE-FORMS: None
EXAMPLE(S): Moon (Sol IIIa), Lunar V(Bajor VIIe)


E

GEOPLASTIC
AGE: 0 - 2 Billion Years
DIAMETER: 10000 - 15000km
LOCATION: Ecosphere
SURFACE: Molten, High Surface Temperatures
ATMOSPHERE: Hydrogen compounds and reactive gases
LIFE-FORMS: Carbon-Cycle (Excalbian)
EXAMPLE(S): Excalbia


F

GEOMETALLIC
AGE: 1 - 3 Billion Years
DIAMETER: 10000 - 15000km
LOCATION: Ecosphere
SURFACE: Volcanic Eruptions due to Molten Core
ATMOSPHERE: Hydrogen Compounds
LIFE-FORMS: Silicon-Based (Horta)
EXAMPLE(S): Janus IV


G

GEOCRYSTRALLINE
AGE: 3 - 4 Billion Years
DIAMETER: 10000 - 15000km
LOCATION: Ecosphere
SURFACE: Still Forming
ATMOSPHERE: Carbon Dioxide, some toxic gases
LIFE-FORMS: Primitive single-celled organisms
EXAMPLE(S): Delta Vega


H

DESERT
AGE: 4 - 10 Billion Years
DIAMETER: 8000 - 15000km
LOCATION: Hot Zone/Ecosphere/Cold Zone
SURFACE: Hot and Arid, little or no surface water
ATMOSPHERE: May contain heavy gases and metal vapors.
LIFE-FORMS: Silicon-Based (Horta)
EXAMPLE(S): Janus IV


I

GAS SUPERGIANT
AGE: 2 - 10 Billion Years
DIAMETER: 140,000 - 10 Million km
LOCATION: Cold Zone
SURFACE: Tenuous, Comprised of gaseous hydrogen and hydrogen compounds; radiates heat.
ATMOSPHERE: Zones vary in temperature, pressure and composition.
LIFE-FORMS: Unknown
EXAMPLE(S): Q'tahl


J

GAS GIANT
AGE: 2 - 10 Billion Years
DIAMETER: 50000 - 140000km
LOCATION: Cold Zone
SURFACE: Tenuous, Comprised of gaseous hydrogen and hydrogen compounds; radiates heat.
ATMOSPHERE: Zones vary in temperature, pressure and composition.
LIFE-FORMS: Hydrocarbon Based (Jovian)
EXAMPLE(S): Jupiter, Saturn


K

ADAPTABLE
AGE: 4 - 10 Billion Years
DIAMETER: 5000 - 10000km
LOCATION: Ecosphere
SURFACE: Barren, little or no surface water
ATMOSPHERE: Thin, mostly carbon dioxide
LIFE-FORMS: Primitive single-celled organisms; adaptable for humanoid colonization through the use of pressure domes.
EXAMPLE(S): Mars, Mudd


L

MARGINAL
AGE: 4 - 10 Billion Years
DIAMETER: 10000 - 15000km
LOCATION: Ecosphere
SURFACE: Rocky and barren, little surface water
ATMOSPHERE: Oxygen/argon, high concentration of carbon dioxide.
LIFE-FORMS: Limited to plant life; suitable for humanoid colonization.
EXAMPLE(S): Indri VII


M

TERRESTRIAL
AGE: 3 - 10 Billion Years
DIAMETER: 10000 - 15000km
LOCATION: Ecosphere
SURFACE: Surface water is abundant; If water or ice covers more than 80% of the surface, planet is considered Class-O or Class-P
ATMOSPHERE: Nitrogen, Oxygen and trace elements.
LIFE-FORMS: Extensive vegetation, animal life and humanoids.
EXAMPLE(S): Earth, Vulcan and Cardassia Prime


N

REDUCING
AGE: 3 - 10 Billion Years
DIAMETER: 10000 - 15000km
LOCATION: Ecosphere
SURFACE: High surface temperature due to greenhouse effect; water exists only as vapor.
ATMOSPHERE: Extremely dense, carbon dioxide and sulfides.
LIFE-FORMS: Unknown.
EXAMPLE(S): Venus


O

PELAGIC
AGE: 3 - 10 Billion Years
DIAMETER: 10000 - 15000km
LOCATION: Ecosphere
SURFACE: Liquid water covers 80% or more of surface area.
ATMOSPHERE: Nitrogen, Oxygen and trace elements.
LIFE-FORMS: Aquatic vegetation, animal life and humanoids.
EXAMPLE(S): Argo


P

GLACIATED
AGE: 3 - 10 Billion Years
DIAMETER: 10000 - 15000km
LOCATION: Ecosphere
SURFACE: Water ice covers 80% or more of the surface area.
ATMOSPHERE: Nitrogen, Oxygen and trace elements.
LIFE-FORMS: Hardy vegetation, animal life and humanoids.
EXAMPLE(S): Exo III


Q

VARIABLE
AGE: 2 - 10 Billion Years
DIAMETER: 10000 - 15000km
LOCATION: Hot Zone/Ecosphere/Cold Zone
SURFACE: Ranges from molten to water and/or carbon dioxide ice, due to eccentric orbit or variable output of star
ATMOSPHERE: Ranges from tenuous to very dense
LIFE-FORMS: Hardy vegetation, animal life and humanoids.
EXAMPLE(S): Genesis Planet


R

ROGUE
AGE: 2 - 10 Billion Years
DIAMETER: 4000 - 15000km
LOCATION: Interstellar space, cometary halos
SURFACE: May be temperate due to geothermal venting
ATMOSPHERE: Primarily volcanic outgassing
LIFE-FORMS: Non-photosynthetic plants, animal life.
EXAMPLE(S): Dakala


S - T

ULTRA GIANT
AGE: 2 - 10 Billion Years
DIAMETER: 10 - 50 million km (Class S) 50 - 120 million km (Class T)
LOCATION: Cold Zone
SURFACE: Tenuous, composed of gaseous hydrogen and hydrogen compounds; radiates considerable heat
ATMOSPHERE: Zones vary in temperature, pressure and composition; water vapor may be present
LIFE-FORMS: Unknown
EXAMPLE(S): Vanis VIII


Y

DEMON
AGE: 2- 10 Billion Years
DIAMETER: 10000 - 50000km
LOCATION: Hot Zone/Ecosphere/Cold Zone
SURFACE: Temperatures can exceed 500 degrees Kelvin
ATMOSPHERE: Turbulent, saturated with toxic chemicals and thermionic radiation.
LIFE-FORMS: Silicon or other non carbon based
EXAMPLE(S): Tholia and Mimetic