Four brave explorers, the Captain, the Brain, the Scout, and the Friend, find themselves flung across the galaxy onto different exoplanets. Separated by space, the Exoplaneteers search for signs of life, or friends, out in the cosmos while battling the dangers of these strange worlds.
The Captain is the Exoplaneteers' fearless leader who never backs down from a good adventure, no matter how dangerous it may be. Nothing seems to faze this intrepid space traveler as they face some of the most perilous obstacles in the cosmos with lionhearted bravery and their signature snarky wit. But don't let the Captain's tough exterior fool you, they are the first to leap into action when their friends need them. The Captain now finds themself on AU Microscopii b, a Neptune-sized gaseous exoplanet.
A Neptune-like ice giant bathed in radiation from its young star.
The Friend could best be described as a mix between a golden retriever and a literal teddy bear. Full of love and excitement, they can typically be found in a state of awe, marveling at their amazing friends and the wonders of the universe, even if those wonders are actively trying to kill them. They now find themself on 55 Cancri e, a super-Earth exoplanet where lava flows across a hot, molten surface. On the night side of the tidally locked planet, silicates in the atmosphere condense into sparkling clouds.
A potentially rocky world, larger than Earth orbiting a star like Earth's Sun.
The Brain is as smart as they come. They are always learning something new and seem to have the answer for everything. While they might be the quietest of the group, their quick thinking, resourceful creativity, and seemingly limitless knowledge has saved them and their friends from cosmic disaster on more than one occasion. The Brain now finds themself on TRAPPIST-1 e, a rocky, terrestrial exoplanet roughly the size of Earth in the habitable zone, or "goldilocks zone," of its star.
One of seven rocky worlds orbiting a dim, red star outside our solar system TRAPPIST-1 e is in the star's habitable zone.
The Scout is a ball of energy. While their friends might call them "zany," (and they'd be right) they are so much more than just a chaotic exterior. They have a remarkable zest for life that those who have met them envy. The Scout now finds themself on 51 Eridani b, a gas giant exoplanet with a methane-rich atmosphere.
A giant planet composed mainly of gas.