|Statistics for Shugosha VI|
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The planet itself is suitable for gas extraction, but most of the interesting places on the planet are actually on its moons.
Of Shugosha VI's seventy-odd moons, almost all of them are irregular, tiny, ferrous asteroids. It has three regular, massive moons:
A massive, lopsided spheroid of rock as big as all of the other rocky planets in the system together, Shugosha VIa's surface is markedly free of impacts, owing to its position close to the gas giant and protected by so many other moons. Because of the incredible tidal forces at work, Shugosha VIa is tidally locked, and the part closest to the planet is much thicker and denser than the far side, giving it a bulging appearance.
A massive, frozen moon with an ocean of saltwater slush speckled with freshwater icebergs, Shugosha VIb is warmer than expected due to a highly radioactive core. The Nitrogen-Xenon-Oxygen-Argon atmosphere is breathable in composition, but requires filtering out radioactive particles. The saline heavy water absorbs much of the highest energy radiation, but exposure precautions other than filters must be taken such as dense, reflective clothing and polarized, mirrored eye protection. It has two subsatellites, Shugosha VIb1 and Shugosha VIb2, both rocky moons, the inner, larger one tidally locked.
Because of a powerful, but glancing impact in the Shugosha System's distant past, the outermost of Shugosha VI's regular moons spins at incredible speed. The angular momentum has flattened the moon into a highly oblate spheroid. Despite the moon's relatively large size, the rotational velocity is such that landing on it is nearly impossible.
Shugosha VI has no communications network.
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