Gherdon Alpha is a planet inhabited by the Korbids, a race of cephelapods with advanced technological ability. Gherdon alpha orbits an OB supergiant. The planet looks a dark-grey brown due to a combination of iron and carbon as the main bulk of the planet. Gherdon Alpha (the larger) and Gherdon Beta (the smaller) orbit each other, with a barycenter extending outside the atmospheres of either.
Gherdon Beta and Gherdon Alpha have overlapping galaxy stone belts. Both have galaxy emeralds and galaxy spinnels, while Gherdon Alpha alone has Galaxy Diamonds.
Chemical Composition Edit
Gherdon Alpha's atmosphere is composed of 47% carbon monoxide, 34% carbon dioxide, 8% methane, 7% ozone, and trace elements such as bromine gas, carbon tetrafluoride, oxygen, and hydrogen.
The surface of Gherdon Alpha is covered with an ocean of iron carbonyl and hydroxide, with deposits of nickel carbonyl and iron oxide on the sea floor.
The tectonic crust is mainly iron oxide and elemental carbon in the form of graphite, coal, diamonds, and more complex carbon compounds such as ferrocene. Further down, graphite and coal transition to pure diamond, with the occasional vein of steel, until the iron-nickel core is reached.
Gherdon Alpha has been predominantly mined out for its gem and fuel capabilities, giving way to sprawling cityscapes. Massive city-spired built from the mined steel core coat the surface like frost, and The Tower extends right to its co-orbiting body, Gherdon Beta. The main form of life is based on galaxy diamonds.
Biochemistry on Gherdon Alpha Edit
needless to say, life on Gherdon Alpha is carbon-based.
Oxygen-releasing life takes in iron and nickel carbonyl, and releases ozone. Within the organism, the oxygen from the iron oxide and the oxygen from the iron and nickel carbonyl bond into ozone, elemental iron, nickel and carbon. This type of life is composed of carbon rings and strings, closed off or decorated by iron and nickel.
Hydroxide-releasing life takes in methane and ozone, and releases hydroxide, and in some cases water. This type of life is based on carbon rings and strands, closed of or decorated with hydrogen and oxygen.
Iron-oxide-releasing life takes in ferrocene and ozone. Within the organism, the ozone binds to the iron in the ferrocene, leaving carbon and hydrogen.