Thursday, 15 September 2016
Spetember 13th, circa 4 billion years BCE
OK. Well this one's been bubbling along now for quite long anough. Always love to see these things come together. The aggregation. The heating. The planetary bombarment. Always good when that happens. The Mars sized planet made a damn good show, and this time around, it made a good sized moon. Probably the nearest thing to a binary this system will make. Loved the way the molten got a skin, which the comets (water for pity's sake!) battered holes in. I'd hoped it would work that way. The Uranus thing was quite spectacular too, although I think I would have preferred it if it wasn't quite so far away from The Sun. Still, it will be interesting to see what happens to it. Can't have things too perfect. Life would be so tedious.
Of course, things tend to settle down after a while. It all becomes a bit samey after a while. Yawn. Boring. I already know what wil happen next. Seen it all before a zillion times.
Anyway, I've decided I'm going to try something a bit different on this one. It seems like it's in a good place, next to a stable star. Plenty of time to make things happen. This one's going to be a real slow burner. So I'm going to get life started. Going to start it off really simple. Then just see what happens. Probably nothing, but the worst of the cometary inpacts are done with, and The Moon has settled into it's orbit beautifully. It will gradually spiral much further out, but so slowly! We're talking billions of years here! Now that's finesse!
All in all, it's a nice system to work with. Good mix of planets. Nice distribution too. Wide enough to allow for plenty of variety, narrow enough to allow for some dynamism.
This planet though shows real promise. Apart from ending up in a stable situation (and around a star in one of the more uneventful parts of its galaxy), its temperature looks like it's going to stabalise somewhere between the freezing point and boiling point of water. Now that could make things really interesting. It's going to be between the boiling and freezing points of alcohol too. Hmmm.
So I'm going to intervene. I mean, it will probably happen anyway, eventually, given the lightning, the high ultra-violet, and the chemical soup that's forming in the lower atmosphere. But chances are, by the time it happened, The Sun would expand and change the parameters beyond what's likely to work here. Wasted opportunity if you ask me.
Well, I'm off to do the deed now, so will sign off here. I wonder how it will go?
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