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Monde de la Mort/World of Death

★ RARE ★
Created: 2022-05-09 15:24:44 Last Edited: 2022-11-07 14:30:44
  Submitted by: Baxder on behalf of Leif_Erikson and EtherealCereal
Star System:Spoihaae XE-X d2-9
Coordinates:-9346.12 / -1472.09 / 19659.1
Sol Distance: 21,817.3 ly
Region:Inner Scutum-Centaurus Arm
Category:Planetary Features


A world with a surface-observable White Dwarf star at a distance of 0.06 ls.

Notice: This POI shares the same star system with a prior existing entry in the Galactic Mapping Project (GMP). You can visit the original entry using the link below:

    Monde de la Mort (World of Death) (planetFeatures), Spoihaae XE-X d2-9


Monde de la Mort (World of Death) is a small landable metal-rich world in extremely close orbit of a white dwarf. The world has an elliptical orbit which is 2.5 light-seconds at maximum and a terrifying 0.06 light-seconds at closest approach to the star. The orbit takes approximately one hour.

Landing on this planet is extremely hazardous: it can only be approached when it is outside the exclusion zone for the white dwarf, and getting caught in the jet of the white dwarf is possible. Explorers aiming to reach the surface have a narrow window during which they can land. The heat from the star is also significant, and managing ship heat levels must be considered when landing. Finally, the planet will pass through the jets of white dwarf over the course of the one-hour orbit.

After all this, those managing to land will see astonishing views of the white dwarf from close range.

Video of a successful landing

The first reports of the discovery: 1, 2

ID64 Address:317751775515
EDSM ID:13242751

EDSM Traffic Report

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Nearest Neighbors:

 POI Name  Distance  Rating   System 
[GMP] Monde de la Mort (Wo...  0.04  N/A  Spoihaae XE‑X d2‑9 
Evelyn's Light  376.50  6.30  Evelyn's Light 
[GMP] Graveyard's Gate  488.20  N/A  Eol Prou RH‑V d2‑... 
[GMP] Colonia Nebula  594.17  N/A  Eol Prou IW‑W e1‑... 
[GMP] Glow Bug Giant  603.09  N/A  Eol Prou KW‑L c8‑32 
[GMP] Land of Giant Crystals  603.09  N/A  Eol Prou KW‑L c8‑32 
Glow Bug Giant  603.10  6.79  Eol Prou KW‑L c8‑32 
[GMP] Colonia Depot  607.92  N/A  Eol Prou KR‑L c8‑10 

Carriers Last Seen in this System:

 Callsign   Name  Date 
X7Q‑8HL  JEBEDIAH  2024‑05‑19 05:14:31 
V7L‑88F  MISTRAL WIND  2024‑04‑09 23:39:09 
Messages for this POI:
Reason:Praise2022-06-11 22:24:26
I've been here twice, and somewhere around here I've got a recording of the passage through the death zone in Odyssey. I was fine in my SRV, but I was scared to leave. I'm not sure if my commander would be microwaved to death. The lensing is quite intense. If you're near the bridge between Colonia and Sag A*, go a bit off course and give this a view. You won't regret it.
Replies: 1Visibility: Public 
From:Baxder   2022-06-12 00:26:48
I was outside my SRV and panicked when the star came over the horizon and my suit warned me of dangerous temperatures. I bolted back to my SRV and missed most of the rushing Dwarf-Rise! Next time I won't chicken out.

Reason:Praise2022-05-09 19:30:46
From:Richard Fluiraniz M.
This entry has been reviewed.

[Edited: 2022-05-09 21:49:29]
Replies: 2Visibility: Public 
From:Mooing   2022-05-09 21:27:08
This is a white dwarf. The summary should be corrected to reflect that.
From:Richard Fluiraniz M.    2022-05-09 21:47:49
I have corrected this

Reason:Praise2022-05-09 15:34:48
This was the single most amazing ED experience I've ever had, hands-down, bar none, etc, etc. I can't imagine it ever being matched. It still takes my breath away just thinking about it.


Replies: 0Visibility: Public 
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