Planetary Body

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A Planetary Body in Universe Sandbox is a simulated object that is massive enough to be spherical and to have a significant gravitational effect on other objects, but is not massive enough to qualify as a Star or a Black Hole. Planetary Bodies can represent a variety of actual celestial objects, including exoplanets, planets, moons, and larger Solar System objects.

Planetary Body objects may be further subcategorized as Terrestrial Planets, Gas Giants, and Planetoids.

Properties Panel[edit | edit source]

The properties panel for a Planetary Body object will include the following tabs:

The Earth and Mars will have a Climate tab in place of the Temperature tab.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Planetary Body objects have the following sets of characteristics: