27 November 2365
The Earth Branch of the Galactic Association of Intelligent Life (GAILE) announced the discovery of the most Earth-like exoplanet found to date. Located in the system HR 7345 in the constellation Cygnus, the planet measures 12,235 kilometers in diameter and has a surface gravitational field of 0.94 g. About 24 percent of the planet’s surface is land area while the rest is oceans. Unlike the past two exoplanet discoveries, the new planet appears to have no indigenous life forms capable of developing an advanced civilization.
Information about the discovery was received via a hyperspace communications probe sent by the Chlorzi. No ship with a human crew has visited the planet yet, but an exploratory mission aboard the starship Jennifer Freeman is planned for launch early next year under the command of Captain James Colligan.
The planet’s temperature and atmospheric conditions make it an unattractive world for settlement by the Chlorzi. Whether it will be suitable for humans must wait until the completion of the exploratory mission. Follow this link for additional information about the new discovery.