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Original submission for Gravitational Nightmare

Original submission, by MattG [2022-09-14 09:36:13]
Gravitational Nightmare
Drojia XK-D c26-0
Planetary Features
Inner Orion Spur
A set of 5 close orbiting bodies that frequently align for stunning views, and 2 of which regularly collide.

This system contains a number of scientifically and visually interesting elements. Bodies 2, 3, 3a, 3b and 4 co-orbit in a tight-knit formation to provide some stunning views.

Moons 3a and 3b regularly collide. Although the differing inclinations mean some collisions are only fleeting, this pair collide every 31.5 hours. As of September 3308 these are the fastest known recurring colliders.

Of particular scientific interest is the fact that moon 3b orbits it's parent closer and faster than 3a. 3b orbits with a semi major axis of 13,575km and an orbital period of 2h 17m whilst 3a is at 14,273km and a period of 2h 28m.

Another point of scientific interest is that body 3 has 2 rings but they are less than 10km in total width.

System map

System map

A sample of the views

View 1

View 2

View 3

View 4

View 5

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