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Gliese 581 d /ˈɡliːzə/ (often shortened to Gl 581 d or GJ 581 d) is a possible extrasolar planet orbiting the star Gliese 581 approximately 20.4 light-years away in the constellation of Libra. It is the third planet claimed in the system and (assuming a six-planet model) the fifth in order from the star.

Though not confirmed to be a terrestrial planet and significantly more massive than Earth (at 6.98 Earth masses), the Super-Earth is the first exoplanet of terrestrial mass proposed to orbit within the habitable zone of its parent star.

Assuming its existence, computer climate simulations have confirmed the possibility of the existence of surface water and these factors combine to a relatively high measure of planetary habitability.

Gliese 581d in science FictionEdit

This location has appeared in a few works of science fiction, such as the Aliens versus Predator Universe (AVP).

In the Aliens versus PredatorEdit

Gliese 581d is a planet located 18.8 light years from Earth. It is known for its massive reserves of industrial diamonds, and as the location of Unity City. [1]

Terraformed: 2046 - 2054 Established: 2054 Population: 4,420,000

EconomyEdit

Industry: Mining, Refining, Light and Heavy Manufacturing

Key resources: Diamond, Lead, Zinc, Nickel, Niobium

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.projectprometheus.com/newworlds/

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