| Earth |
|Earth as it exists today.|
|Orbital Distance:||1 AU|
|Orbital Period:||1 Earth Year|
|Day Length:||24 Earth Hours|
|Atm. Pressure:||1.0 atm|
|Surface Temp:||34.3 °C|
|Surface Gravity:||1.0 g|
|Mass:||1 Earth Mass|
The Home planet of the human-race located in the sol system. Information gathered by Xeno-archaeologists and the recorded history of mankind confirm that this planet originally played host to one of the most diverse ecosystems in the galaxy.
However, the planet was brought to environmental ruin when mankind transitioned into a hyper-industrial state. After only a few hundred years of technological development the planet began to feel the effects of its increasingly large human population.
Soon overpopulation, overdevelopment, aggressive competition for dwindling natural resources, and large scale toxic runoff from industrial activity resulted in a massive loss in biodiversity. The once green and virgin planet was hurt, damaged beyond human repair. This forced most of the human population to leave the planet, which was now incapable of supporting their numbers, and to search for a new inhabitable world.
Most humans left, hoping that one day they would be able to return to their sick home planet.
Originally known as the Blue-Planet, due to its widespread vegetation and blue oceans. At its healthiest 70% of Earth's surface was covered in water, and the remaining landmasses were thickly coated in forests overflowing with life. As Humanity grew they consumed large swaths of vegetation, primarily using it for construction. At first this did little to change the outward appearance of the planet as the human race still needed certain types of vegetation to grow, but when humans overcame their dependence on the natural world the whole planet changed.
Earth today exists in a perpetual state of environmental ruin, despite some evidence that the planet is recovering. Although many regions are still sterile oceans of industrial muck or nuclear wastelands unsuitable for sustaining human life, surviving flora has begun to grow plentifully in less toxic areas. Some Terrans believe that this is the first sign that the vast untamed forests of Earth-Before are regrowing.
With the large scale destruction of the planet's ozone layer and heavy dispersal of air pollution, the atmosphere has turned dusty green in coloration. There are few plants, only those that resist the horrible conditions. The land is dry and the water murky. The planet is surrounded by the Sattelite Graveyard. Only two cities on the planet support human populations, each year hundreds of humans from across human territories make pilgrimmages to earth, most humans make this journey at least once in their lifetimes.
Today Earth sustains several small population of humans located in two modern cities on opposite ends of the south american continent, and several small colonies along the planet's equator. These equatorial groups are the nomadic survivors of the original human cultures that did not or could not venture to Terra.