Albedo:

Albedo is the rate of reflection of the star's rays by the orbital object.

More this one have an high albedo, more it will reflect the rays of its star to the space, and less the soil will have to absorb heat.

The nature of the ground influence directly the albedo; for example a large glacial zone will strongly reflect the rays.


Example: Venus has an albedo of about 0.72 that's to say 72%.


Bioroid:

Classification for any synthetic biological and biomechanical organism made by Humanity or by any sentient entity.


Cybershell:

Classification for any robot and cybernetic / mechanical entity.


Extrasolar System:

Describe any star system / stellar system and planetary system other than the Solar System.


FARC:

Abbreviation used to cal the game. FAR Colony is its full name. This name was founded by a graphics contributor in the old era of development of FARC (2005-2007), Ratimir Rakuljic. FAR means First Autonomous Remote....colony.


Orbit Distance:

Average orbit distance of an orbital object from it's star, or of a satellite from its main orbital object.

This distance is expressed in AU (Astronomical Units) or in Km (kilometers).


Example: Saturn is at 9.54 AU from The Sun.


Orbital Eccentricity:

The orbital eccentricity of an orbital object indicate the shape of this one.

Higher this value (which is a float number 0 < x < 1) is, more the orbit will be elliptical, which can cause significant changes of surface seasonal temperature.


Example: Pluto has an eccentricity of 0.2488.


Orbital Object:

Generic term for a planet and an asteroid.


Space Unit:

Any artificial space-based structure. This include spacecrafts, stations, Dyson spheres, etc...


Standard Day:

Unit of measure that define a day in the game. It is called Standard because it is related to a Earth day. Since FARC is a space strategy game, Earth is only one planet among many in the game, so a universal standard of measure is required. It's duration is 24 hours.


Standard Year:

Unit of measure that define a year in the game. It is called Standard because it is related to a Earth year. Since FARC is a space strategy game, Earth is only one planet among many in the game, so a universal standard of measure is required. It's duration is 365 standard days.


Star System:

Refers to a star or a system of two to three stars in the game.


Stellar System:

cf. Star System.


Transworld Corporation:

Also called transworld. A corporation that have expanded its capabilities outside of Earth, regardless if its field of operation are exclusive to Sol or are also active in extrasolar systems.

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