Exobiology Project

by Mackenzie O'Keefe

Planet: Kepler -186F

While little is known about this planet, it has an 11% greater radius than Earth, and is 1.37% the volume. Kepler -186F receives about 32% of the illumination as Earth, partially because of the stars red dwarf status, and partially because of its position in the habitable zone near the edge. While astronomers don't know it's composition, it's very likely to be a rocky terrain planet because of it's mass and size.

Megaoculous Capra Aegagrus (Kepler goat)

The Kepler Goat lives in the rocky terrains of Kepler -186F, on the mountainous formations and caves. It lives on the rocky cliffsides, since it has hooves and enough balance to scale them properly. The hooves provide a grip on the side of the cliff, and they have incredible agility in order to run across the uneven terrain. It is also an omnivore, eating smaller animals and plants; because life is more scarce, it has adapted to eat whatever it can find.

While it doesn't have any predators, it does have competitors. Because of this, it doesn't have many defense mechanisms, and lives mostly in peace with the other organisms. Because of the planets lower temperature, it has a thick coat and layer of fat in order to keep warm. And because of the planets low luminosity, it has large eyes in order to see with less light. It has horns not so much as a defense, but as a cooling mechanism, although it can use its horns to establish dominance with other members of its pack. Its ears are so large to utilize hearing as well as eyesight in order to track each other and prey. It's tail is also so long to allow it to balance on the uneven rocks and cliffs. It's intelligence is moderate, and about comparable to a 1 year old human child.

It's communicates through a series of stomps and clicks, and has the capability to bleat like an Earth goat. It is a social creature, and sticks together in a pack for familial and convenience reasons. Finally, because the planets rotation is about 130 days, it has a lifespan of 30 years on its own planet.

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