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Dr Who

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Sol
Other names:
Type: Star
Location: Mutter's Spiral
Appearances: Many episodes
For the anthology, see Short Trips: The Solar System.

Sol or the Sun was the home star of the Sol System, a planetary system about twenty-seven thousand light years from the galactic centre of Mutter's Spiral.

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History

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Historical overview

  • At an early stage of development, Venus supported native sentient life. (MA: Venusian Lullaby)
An asteroid belt somehow resulted from the time looping of the fifth planet. Perhaps the Time Lords themselves imported the asteroids as replacement for the excess mass missing when they removed the Fifth Planet.
  • In the mid-20th century, humans on Earth began exploring their solar system via probes and, tentatively at first, with manned missions. Earth's moon was the first object in the Sol system to be visited by humans -- at least, according to the official historical record (DW: Blink, et al). Later, missions to Mars (DW: The Ambassadors of Death) and other planets occurred. For much of the century, the general public believed there to have been nine planets, although a change in the official definition of "planet" disqualified one of them, Pluto, to much controversy in the early 21st century (contemporary accounts); at some later date, Pluto's planetary status was restored (implied DW: The Sun Makers).
  • Circa 2009 CE, Earth was forceably relocated to the Medusa Cascade by the Daleks. The relocation of Earth seemed to have no lasting effects on the Sol system; even Earth's Moon remained in place until the Doctor returned Earth to its proper position. (DW: The Stolen Earth/Journey's End). The end result of the incident was that the general populace of Earth were now aware of the existence of alien life (TW: Children of Earth: Day One, et al), ushering in the planet's increased presence in interstellar affairs from the 21st century onward (DW: The Christmas Invasion, TW: Everything Changes, et al)
  • Around 2089, the Grandaughter of Captain Adelaide Brook decided to pilot the first ever lightspeed earth ship to Proxima Centuri, inspired by her Grandmother who blew up a base on Mars to save the human race. Soon after that, the human race started colonising other Star Systems.
In some unknown way, the move once more devastated Earth, which less informed people attributed to solar flares.

Comings and goings

We do not know whether or not this planetoid originated from outside the Sol system.
  • Originally orbiting Sol at the same distance as Earth, Mondas left orbit and wandered out further into the Sol system. (DW: The Tenth Planet)
  • As noted above, the Earth has been relocated at least twice in its history, only to be either shortly or eventually returned to its original location (DW: The Mysterious Planet and The Stolen Earth).

Cultural and religous significance

Solar System Objects

Planets, Dwarf Planets and their moons

Listed from closest to Sol to the most distant.

Other natural objects

Artificial satellites

Other objects

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Memory-beta

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The Sol system is the stellar planetary system that includes the planet Earth. Located in sector 001, it includes a yellow dwarf star named Sol, eight planets, one asteroid/planet and three dwarf planets in total, in addition to numerous natural satellites and other smaller bodies. The oldest extra-terrestrial human colonies are located within the Sol system, including those on Luna, Mars, and Titan. The "Sol System" is one of the 4 Core Systems of the Federation. (ST - Destiny novel: Gods of Night) Its galactic coordinates are 23.9, 61.8,0.0. (ST reference: The Worlds of the Federation)

Planets and Local Bodies

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DC Comics

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Sol system

[[Image:|200px|center|Sol system]]
Official Name
Sol system
Aliases
The Solar System; Ariu (Kryptonian name)

Location Details

Galaxy

Sector

Star System

First appearance

Unknown

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History

History of location is unknown.

Points of Interest

Planets within the Sol system

See Also

  • Appearances of Sol system
  • Location Gallery: Sol system
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Halo

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The Sol System, otherwise referred to by UNSC personnel and Humans alike as the Solar System, is the home star system for Humans. The system's G-class star is named Sol, hence the system's name.

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Major Planets and Moons

  • Mercury
  • Venus
  • Earth - The Human/UNSC Headquarters (HQ)/Homeworld.
  • Mars - A major site of the Interplanetary War and later during the Human-Covenant War it was the site of the Battle of Mare Erythraeum. Has been terraformed to have an Earth-like climate.
  • Jupiter - A gas giant, Jupiter is the largest planet in the Sol System.
    • Io - The site of a UNSC listening post. On October 20, 2552, the listening post on Io detects 15 Covenant ships inbound under the command of the Prophet of Regret.[1]
    • Europa - It contains a UNSC base and a substantial colony. Spartans Linda and Will were once assigned to a mission on this satellite.
    • Callisto - The Second Largest Jovian Moon. The site of the signing of the Callisto Treaty and a number of UNSC bases.
    • Ganymede - The EVA Armor was developed here, home to a number of colonists.
  • Saturn - A gas giant known for its clearly visible surrounding rings, unlike the other gas giants whose rings are rather dim. Saturn is the second largest planet in the Sol System. Its practical uses to the UNSC are limited, and therefore it is mostly just a tourist destination.[2]
  • Uranus - An icy gas giant about twice as far away as Saturn from Sol. Its distance from Sol makes it of little use to the UNSC.
  • Neptune - Furthest away from Sol, it is another icy gas giant similar to Uranus.
A size comparison between Alpha Halo, Threshold, and planets in the Solar System.
A size comparison between Alpha Halo, Threshold, and planets in the Solar System.

Dwarf Planets

  • Ceres - The largest asteroid to have ever been discovered by humanity.
  • Eris - Currently the largest Dwarf Planet known. It is almost 10% larger than Pluto in diameter.
  • Pluto - In the 1930's, Pluto was discovered and named a planet. Many years later in 2006, scientists debated over if it was really big enough to actually be considered a planet, and after much talk, it was declassified. The Pluto Slipstream Monitoring Station Democritus is stationed in orbit around it. On November 3, 2552, the Monitoring Station detected Cortana's signal in Slipspace with Dr. Halsey's message to Lord Hood. Pluto has three moons: Nix, Hydra, and Charon.
  • Haumea - The most notable feature is its highly eliptical shape.
  • Makemake - The second most distant dwarf planet, its lack of moons mean it and Ceres are the only two known dwarf planets orbiting Sol without moons.

Trivia

  • Sol is the original Latin and the actual scientific name for Earth's Sun. This designation and name has actually been used instead of "Solar System" in many Sci-fi novels.

Sources

  1. Halo 2, Cairo Station opening cinematic
  2. Halo Encyclopedia, page 283

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ST Expanded

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The Sol system (or Solar system or Terran system) is a single-star system located in Sector 001 of the Alpha Quadrant. It contains eight planets, one of which is natively inhabited.

The Sol system is also the main base of operations for the Federation and Starfleet, with most of their facilities spread between the third and fourth planets.

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Stars

Planets

Dwarf planets

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Starwars

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Events, opinions, and individuals described in this article are neither present in any authorized source nor claimed to occur in the Star Wars universe.

The Book of Imperial Shuttle Plans: Cygnus Spaceworks is fan-art produced under the Lawrence Miller Design label, apparently in 1984. It has sometimes been mistaken for an official Lucasfilm-authorized product.

The "book" consists of an envelope with three blueprint sheets for an "Imperial Shuttle" that is essentially the Lambda-class shuttle from Return of the Jedi. It is of note because it apparently uses the name of Cygnus Spaceworks almost a decade before any official source, and it has been mistaken for an official publication by at least one influential fansite, the Star Wars Technical Commentaries. It is not clear how the name of Cygnus Spaceworks should have found its way into official material from here, but it appears that Shane Johnson, one of the first official authors to reference Cygnus Spaceworks, has worked with Miller on at least one project (a Star Trek fan production entitled the U.S.S. Enterprise Officer's Manual - Revised.) Johnson's use of Cygnus Spaceworks may have been an homage to Miller's work.

However, beyond the actual shuttle plan (which would appear to be based on the published set plan in 1983's The Art of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi), the only element which bears any direct connection with canon is the name of "General A.F. Motti", clearly referencing that of Admiral Motti. The shuttle is said to be part of the otherwise unknown "Cygnus Star Empire", and an appended list of star-systems fits poorly with established Star Wars canon; although a few of these represent real stars visible from Earth, they would appear to be primarily references to locations in other works of science fiction, specifically cult-classic TV series such as Doctor Who and the original 1960s Star Trek series. These have the amusing effect of implying that the shuttle satisfies the safety standards of the Daleks, the Romulans, and a society based on 1920s-style Chicago gangsters.

  • Altair—this is a real star, but the system has been mentioned several times in Star Trek. It is unlikely that there is a direct connection between the blueprints and the canonical Altair 9.
  • Atrios—a fictional planet from Doctor Who.
  • Beta 6—the "Beta VI colony" is mentioned in the classic Star Trek episode The Squire of Gothos.
  • Ceti Alpha—although resembling the name of the real star Alpha Ceti, the specific name of Ceti Alpha is from Star Trek.
  • Coridan—a fictitious planet from Star Trek. It is unlikely that there is a direct connection with the canonical planet Corridan, although this may be a reference back to the original location in Star Trek.
  • Cygnus—the putative capital of the "Cygnus Star Empire", giving rise to the name of the Cygnus Spaceworks that apparently found its way from here into canon. The "Cygnus Star System" is the only location that seems genuinely original to the blueprint; probably named for the real constellation Cygnus, the Swan, although the name of the "Pyxidis Asteroid Belt", said to be in this star-system, would rather imply a location in the constellation Pyxis, the Compass. However, planets with similar names are also known in Star Wars (Cygnus B), Star Trek (Alpha Cygnus IX), Doctor Who (Cygnus Gap and Cygnus A), and the British sci-fi series Blake's 7 (Cygnus Alpha). Cygnus Alpha was also apparently the name of a sci-fi fanzine. Any one of these could perhaps have inspired the name used here.
  • Daria - a fictional planet from Space 1999.
  • Delta Magna—a fictitious planet from Doctor Who.
  • Deneb—a real star also mentioned in Star Trek.
  • Holberg 917Holberg 917G is a fictional planet in Star Trek.
  • JanusJanus VI is a fictional planet in Star Trek.
  • Omega—in Star Trek, Holberg 917G (see above) is in the Omega system, and there is also a planet named Omega IV.
  • Piri—a fictional planet from Space 1999.
  • Pollux—a real star, also the primary for the fictional planet Pollux IV in Star Trek.
  • Remus—a fictional planet in Star Trek.
  • Rigel—a real star and a location in Star Trek. It is probably only a coincidence that a planet named Rigel VII had appeared in official Star Wars material in 1978.
  • Sigma IotiaSigma Iotia II is a fictional planet from Star Trek.
  • Skaro—the fictional homeworld of the Daleks in Doctor Who.
  • Sol—the Latin name for the Sun. It is popular as a designation in sci-fi series such as Star Trek.
  • Talos—the name of a star system in Star Trek.
  • Tau Ceti—a real star that has also appeared several times in Star Trek.
  • Vegareal star and also the name of a star system in Star Trek.
  • Xerius—reference unknown, though it is the name of a Romulan character in the 1970s Star Trek animated series.
  • Zeon—a fictional planet in Star Trek.

External links

The page on Lambda-class shuttles at Star Wars Technical Commentaries contains a discussion of the Book of Imperial Shuttle Plans, complete with scans of the blueprints:

  • Sheet one
  • Sheet two
  • Sheet three

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