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Dres, a celestial body, orbits Kerbol, has a nearly spherical shape, and has cleared its neighborhood of debris. It is most likely defined as a dwarf planet by the developers who have announced plans to place an asteroid belt near Dres in later versions.</ref>
 
Dres, a celestial body, orbits Kerbol, has a nearly spherical shape, and has cleared its neighborhood of debris. It is most likely defined as a dwarf planet by the developers who have announced plans to place an asteroid belt near Dres in later versions.</ref>
of the [[Kerbol]] star system. It is located between [[Duna]] and [[Jool]] in a somewhat eccentric and inclined orbit. It is considered to be the [[w:Ceres|Ceres]] analog for the game. It is similar to [[Moho]] and [[Eeloo]] in that it has no [[atmosphere]] and no natural satellites.  Dres has the least gravity of any planet in the Kerbol system.  While it is classified as a dwarf planet by the developers, it currently meets the I.A.U.'s definition of a planet.
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of the [[Kerbol]] star system. It is located between [[Duna]] and [[Jool]] in a somewhat eccentric and inclined orbit. It is considered to be the [[w:Ceres|Ceres]] analog for the game. It is similar to [[Moho]] and [[Eeloo]] in that it has no [[atmosphere]] and no natural satellites.  Dres has the least gravity of any planet in the Kerbol system.  While it is classified as a dwarf planet by the developers, it currently meets the [[w:International Astronomical Union|IAU's]] definition of a planet.
  
 
== In-game Description ==
 
== In-game Description ==
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|Dres is a very small planet. It was the first planet considered to be a dwarf. Its orbit is highly irregular and together with its size it took a long time to discover since half the time it was not where scientists expected to find a planet. <br><br> Due to its nature of frequenting the bad parts of space. This dwarf planet was officially labeled as Not to be trusted by the scientific community.
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|Dres is a very small planet. It was the first planet considered to be a dwarf. Its orbit is highly irregular and, together with its size, it took a long time to discover since half the time it was not where scientists expected to find a planet. <br><br> Due to its nature of frequenting the bad parts of space. This dwarf planet was officially labeled as Not to be trusted by the scientific community.
  
 
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== Geography ==
 
== Geography ==
The surface of Dres appears light grey and is rocky and uneven, similar to that of [[Mun|Mün]], with a surface covered in regolith rubble. Unlike the Mun, Dres has large patches of what appear to be ice. The highest points are just under 5.7&nbsp;km in altitude. One notable geographic feature is a canyon just south of the equator which is several kilometers deep.
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The surface of Dres appears light grey and is rocky and uneven, similar to that of [[Mun|Mün]], with a surface covered in [[w:Regolith|regolith]] rubble. Unlike Mün, Dres has large patches of what appears to be ice. The highest points are just under 5.7&nbsp;km in altitude. One notable geographic feature is a canyon just south of the equator, which is several kilometers deep.
  
 
===Cratering===
 
===Cratering===
The surface of Dres has several craters, but unlike other planetary bodies, none are very prominent with the largest being slightly under 13&nbsp;km in diameter.
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The surface of Dres has several craters. However, unlike other planetary bodies, none are very prominent, the largest being slightly under 13&nbsp;km in diameter.
  
In total 42 craters have been positively identified with another 5 still waiting for confirmation. The spreading of the craters is biased to the western (and in particular Northwestern) hemisphere of Dres.
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In total, 42 craters have been positively identified. Another 5 are still waiting for confirmation. The spreading of the craters is biased to the western, particularly the northwestern, hemisphere of Dres.
 
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Dres surface.png        | A lander with three kerbonauts landed at Dres.
 
Dres surface.png        | A lander with three kerbonauts landed at Dres.
Dres_Topo_0-5669.4m.jpg | A topographical projection map of Dres, accurate as of {{version|0.18|}}.
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Dres_Topo_0-5669.4m.jpg | A topographical projection map of Dres; accurate as of {{version|0.18|}}.
Dres_map_800.gif        | A topographic height map of Dres as of {{version|0.18.1}} made with the ISA MapSat plugin.
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Dres_map_800.gif        | A topographical height map of Dres as of {{version|0.18.1}}; made with the ISA MapSat plugin.
Bob_in_dres_canyon.png  | Bob Kerman at the bottom of the big canyon, roughly 3 kilometers below the actual lander.
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Bob_in_dres_canyon.png  | Bob Kerman at the bottom of the big canyon roughly 3 kilometers below the actual lander.
 
Sunrise_over_dres_canyon.png | A beautiful sunrise over the big canyon.
 
Sunrise_over_dres_canyon.png | A beautiful sunrise over the big canyon.
 
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Revision as of 21:22, 8 October 2014

Dres/Data

Dres is the fifth planet[1] of the Kerbol star system. It is located between Duna and Jool in a somewhat eccentric and inclined orbit. It is considered to be the Ceres analog for the game. It is similar to Moho and Eeloo in that it has no atmosphere and no natural satellites. Dres has the least gravity of any planet in the Kerbol system. While it is classified as a dwarf planet by the developers, it currently meets the IAU's definition of a planet.

In-game Description

Dres is a very small planet. It was the first planet considered to be a dwarf. Its orbit is highly irregular and, together with its size, it took a long time to discover since half the time it was not where scientists expected to find a planet.

Due to its nature of frequenting the bad parts of space. This dwarf planet was officially labeled as Not to be trusted by the scientific community.

Kerbal Astronomical Society

Geography

The surface of Dres appears light grey and is rocky and uneven, similar to that of Mün, with a surface covered in regolith rubble. Unlike Mün, Dres has large patches of what appears to be ice. The highest points are just under 5.7 km in altitude. One notable geographic feature is a canyon just south of the equator, which is several kilometers deep.

Cratering

The surface of Dres has several craters. However, unlike other planetary bodies, none are very prominent, the largest being slightly under 13 km in diameter.

In total, 42 craters have been positively identified. Another 5 are still waiting for confirmation. The spreading of the craters is biased to the western, particularly the northwestern, hemisphere of Dres.

Quadrant No. of craters (%) No. of Craters
North-East 19.0% 8
South-East 7.5% 4
North-West 42.9% 18
South-West 28.6% 12
Total 100% 42

Reference Frames

Time warp Minimum Altitude
Any
5× 10 000 m
10× 10 000 m
50× 30 000 m
100× 50 000 m
1 000× 100 000 m
10 000× 200 000 m
100 000× 300 000 m


Gallery

→ Main article: Category:Images of Dres

Changes

0.18
  • Initial Release

Notes

  1. According to the IAU definition of planet,

    A planet is a celestial body which:

    1. Is in orbit around the Sun,
    2. Has sufficient mass to assume hydrostatic equilibrium (a nearly round shape), and
    3. Has "cleared the neighbourhood" around its orbit.

    Dres, a celestial body, orbits Kerbol, has a nearly spherical shape, and has cleared its neighborhood of debris. It is most likely defined as a dwarf planet by the developers who have announced plans to place an asteroid belt near Dres in later versions.