If anyone is interested in unleashing their imagination, this challenge is to populate a fictional planet by creating animals, planets, insects etc based on the following information.
The planet is called Somnus which is Greek for “The god of Sleep” which relates to the planet’s slow day cycle.
The planet is roughly the same mass and Radius of the Earth.
The year length is 100 (Earth) days and the planet rotates once in that time. This means one half is dark and one half light for roughly the 100 day period and vice versa.
The atmospheric makeup is similar to Earth and Somnus contains mountains, oceans and unpredictable weather.
Things to consider?
This is your chance to use your imagination and to come up with your own creations, i.e a spider with wings anyone?
The intelligence level of lifeforms doesn’t exceed that of Apes, so no lifeforms driving about in cars etc please.
It is likely that nocturnal (nightime) animals and diurnal /i animals will both flourish on Somnus giving an ideal environment for predators taking advantage of their weakness.
Will plant life die out on the dark side? or will it be able to produce energy in ways other than photosynthesis, i.e eating insects etc?
Well that’s about all, if anyone spots any mistakes, please let me know.