Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Ross 128

Star type
g M4.1-5 Ve

Distance from Earth
g 10.89 ly

Star Service No.
g NA

g NA

Diameter/Mass/Temp (xSol)
g NA; 10.4%; NA

Brightness (xSol)
g 0.036%

g NA

Comparison to Sol
g NA

Picture of star
g See upper right of page (photo courtesy of JPL)

Star system features
g NA

Known planets
g NA

Habitable zone
g NA

Orbital map
g NA

View from star
g NA

Nearby stars
(Star systems with 10 light years)
g NA

Map locating star system
g NA

Location in Earth sky
g Northeastern corner of Constellation Virgo, the Maiden - south of Zavijava (Beta Virginis); too faint to be seen with naked eye

Other names
g Gl 447
g Hip 57548
g G 10-50
g LHS 315
g LTT 13240
g LFT 852

Sci-fi mentions
g Across the Sea of Suns (1984), novel in the Galactic Center Saga by Gregory Benford. Ross 128 is the home system of the Ganymede-like moon Pocks within which an amphibious alien race hides from the interstellar killing machines known as Watchers.
g In "Galactic North", a short story.novel by Alastair Reynolds, Ross 128 is the source of an outbreak of self-replicating machines known as greenfly, which become a major threat to life in the galaxy.
g Descent: FreeSpace, computer game. Ross 128 is where the first known encounter between the Galactic Terran Alliance and the Shivans takes place.
g Frontier: Elite II and Frontier: First Encounters, computer games. One of the inner planets of Ross 128 is home to a prison colony. The system cannot be legally travelled to unless the player acquires a permit.

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