Karine Star b, also unofficially nicknamed as Karine Planet, is the only planet orbiting Karine Star.
The surface of the planet was suffering a global scale space-time anomaly when it was discovered in the year 5050 CE, but the source of the anomalies was found and eventually destroyed soon afterwards by an agent Space Hound working for the Deep Nebula Federation.
After the events of the space-time anomalies, it was taken over by the Deep Nebula Federation (now part of the Confederacy of Humanity) as a research base for researching transportation across multiple universes via wormholes.
It is the only planet orbiting the yellow dwarf Karine Star, 2.05 light years away from the Deep Nebula, in the eponymus sector.
The planet is located around 0.78 AU away from the star, and takes around 258 and a half Earth days to fully orbit the star.
A day on Karine Planet is a bit more than half a day on Earth, but its rotation axis is tilted over a 100 degrees, causing it to be facing nearly sideways.
It also features a series of three ice rings.
Surface and climate
The average temperature in the overworld typically ranges from 15°C to -7°C, and it is generally a few degrees warmer in the underground caves and underwater.
Due to its tilted axis, the poles are slightly warmer than the subtropical areas.
The surface of the planet has a plethora of different climates, but overall, most of the surface is extremely humid and turbulent, save for desert-like areas in the equator and highlands, heavily contributing to an overall tempearture drop at midday.
In many of its rainforests, tropical storms and small hurricanes fall on the planet fairly frequently, although it has peak seasons in most tropical areas, where huge storms can easily reach the size of super typhoons. Some of these major tropical storms are the main source of rainfall in nearby deserts.
When it was originally discovered by the Deep Nebula Federation, many space-time anomalies were detected in the surface and extended over 3 kilometers deep into the crust. They consisted of multitude of small wormholes leading to parallel universes.
Although the source of the anomalies was never disclosed, the Federation stated that it was destroyed to preserve the stability of the nearby systems, although the phenomena served as a case study for the Deep Nebula Federation to develop a theoretical model that would serve as an antecessor of the first wormhole devices created by the Confederacy of Humanity.
Some expeditions that happened shortly after these events confirmed traces of a much more unstable form of strange matter. Experts theorize that it was brought up from a parallel universe where space-time was extremely compressed.
Karine Star b is a lushful planet full of life, ranging from small reptile-like critters, to insects over 3 meters of length. Many of the smaller creatures have especially developed and expanded underground, although it is not uncommon to see them in the overworld.
Much like the climates, the lifeforms are very diverse and adapted to the environment in their specific area.