Discovered in 2190 by an asteroid driver probe, this rocky body caught the attention of scientists due to its iron core and its mass. Pre-terraforming, the rocky body was pockmarked with asteroid strikes, a few of which were massive and one of which had darkened one entire side of the object so that no light was reflected back.The method of terraforming that had been used on the Moon was repeated on this world, and within half a millennium Simud was another habitable world with more recognizable genetically engineered plant and animal life. All former smaller asteroid impacts eroded fast. By 4811 Simud had been completely terraformed.
Like most low gravity worlds in the Sol System, the native inhabitants initially developed artificial technological wings in order to fly around their domed habitats. After terraforming this became a sport on the moon. However, as genetic engineering continued to develop, natural wings were able to be added onto the Simudians.
The moon is mostly forest, coniferous in certain areas and deciduous in others. Plants grow faster and taller here as has been seen on various other lower gravity worlds. For the most part the weather is cool and clear with rainfalls that last for a day occurring once or twice a week.