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Vulanian Asteroid Group: Small Body Group
Class: Vulcanoidal Class

Vulcanian asteroids are hot rocky objects high in metals and other heavy elements. They are generally found close to a star. Due to excessive solar heating, some may glow red hot, or even be molten.

They are too small to sustain an atmosphere, but the hotter ones may have a 'atmosphere' of metallic gases that is continuously being lost to space, and replenished from the surface.


Such worlds rarely have an atmosphere. Sometimes they will have the barest minimum of a trace of Exotic elements (mostly silicate or metallic vapours). Rarely, this can be shaped by a magnetic field.

Typical Resources

  • Silicates
  • Ferric Ore
  • Heavy Metals
  • Rare Metals
  • Precious Metals
worldgen/pcl/vulcanian.txt · Last modified: 2019/07/31 21:45 by sam