System 65
System 65


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The database for this star system reports fewer planets than expected. The data collected by remote sensing from 276 light
years away reveals a complex systems of planets as shown above. There was clearly considerable mass for planet building but
the capture of the red dwarf binary around the giant A star disrupted many of the outer orbits and this system contains many
rogue planets drifting into deep space. As we neared the star system, however, scopes could only detect the planets shown
below. Our arrival confirms that most of the planets we expected to find are not where we would expect from their orbital data.
Only one supergiant remains in orbit and four other supergiants are detached, drifting into deep space as expected. Orbital
data could be inaccurate in such an unstable system and indeed sensor probes detect enough mass to account for about five
of the gas giant planets drifting on unexpected trajectories. Clearly this star system has been severely perturbed. To some
extent we would expect that with the  spiralling in of the red dwarf binary towards the white giant star, however, it seems highly
unlikely that this could account for the loss of so many planets over such a small space of time: a couple of centuries is a very
short time span when one considers that many of these planets had very long orbital periods. Instability from the young hot A
star could also have ejected some planets, but the time scale seems too short and sensor sweeps have so far been unable to
locate sufficient luminous objects to account for the missing mass.