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Kepler-10b is the first confirmed terrestrial planet to have been discovered outside the Solar System. Discovered by scientists in 2011, Kepler-10b has 3 times the Earth's mass and 1.4 times its radius. However, it lies extremely close to its star, Kepler-10. and as a result, is too hot to support life.

Despite the fact it is a planet that can't support life, Kepler-10b has a pretty large importance in supplying raw materials for several corporations, since it is very easy to extract the materials from its hot, molten surface.

Description Edit

Geology Edit

Half of Kepler-10b has a deadly surface because of its extremely high temperatures. The surface is a huge ocean of lava, with very few places of which are a solid surface.

Kepler10b surface

The surface of Kepler-10b is a vision of hell.

The planet is tidally locked to its parent star, that means one side is always faced to the star. On one side, there's only a huge ocean of lava boiling everything with temperatures that could melt iron in a matter of seconds. However, on the other side there are solid surfaces everywhere forming mountains, caves with rivers and lakes made of lava. Even so, it is too hot to support life, forcing intrepid adventurers to face the planet's temperatures with environmental suits.

Even deadlier, the planet is very special because of its iron, which makes its density very high. It contains sufficient iron to supply companies for eras. Since it is melted by the temperatures, it is easy to extract, making this planet a gold mine, or better, an iron mine.

ClimateEdit

Kepler-10b is a volcanic planet constantly bombarded by solar radiation from its parent star, this makes the planet always incredibly hot on all its surfaces. With temperatures that can reach 1,400ºC(2,500ºF),
Kepler-10b sky

Kepler-10b atmosphere above the hot steam clouds.

The planet has enough temperature to melt everything in seconds, requiring special environmental suits to deal with the temperatures.

The planet suffers from the effects of solar wind, which is constantly stripping material from Kepler 10b, leaving a trail of debris as it orbits its star, making it difficult to even approach the planet.

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