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Yesod has a charmed existence among the planets of Keser. Although similar to Netzach in size, color and angular velocity of rotation, it is special in two particulars. First, its North Pole continually points in the direction of is revolution around Keser. Asterologists theorize that this extreme axial tilt was caused by a collision with another planet or other orbital body early in the formation of the Keser-Tefireth system. Second, Yesod’s surface temperature is higher than should be expected for a planet orbiting at such a great distance from its star. It may be heated by an internal source: either a molten core or sizable deposits of radioactive elements.

Pronunciation & Astronomical Name

(Ye•sōd´) aka Keser 7

Astronomical Characteristics

Yesod is the seventh planet from Keser at a mean distance of about 4.1 billion km with an orbit lying between those of Hod and Malkuth; its period of revolution is about 165 standard years. (Malkuth, the eighth planet, has such a highly elliptical orbit that for a twenty-seven standard year period during its orbit around Keser it was closer to Keser than Yesod; it remains farther from Keser for 220 standard years, until it will again passes inside Yesod's orbit.) The planet is unique in the Keser-Tefireth system because it is the only planet whose axis of rotation is tilted 96 to its orbit. Yesod’s North == Pole is always pointed in the direction of its orbit around Keser. Physical Characteristics ==

Yesod has an equatorial diameter of about 90,500 km, nearly four times that of the earth, and a mass about 17 times the earth's mass. It is much like Hod and the other giant planets, with a thick atmosphere of hydrogen, helium, methane, and ammonia, a relatively low density, and a rapid period of rotation. Yesod's atmosphere has zones like Hod's as well as giant storm systems and dark spots on its surface. Although Yesod receives a much smaller fraction of Keser's radiation than does Hod, its surface temperature is similar 61A. This may indicate a possible internal heat source.

Satellite System

The planet has eight moons and a ring system with three bands. Yesod's largest moon, Moshe has a diameter of about 2,700 km, and its motion is retrograde i.e., opposite to that of the planet's rotation. Its surface temperature is 33A, making it one of the coldest objects in the solar system. Jeheshua has a diameter of about 338 km, is very faint, and has a highly elliptic orbit; asterologists consider that it may be of asteroid origin. Six smaller, dark moons orbit between the planet and Moshe: Joshua, Abram, Yitzhak, Jesreal, Daniel, and Judah irregularly shaped, ranging from 58-418 km in diameter.

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