Viperidae

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Viperidae
Astrographical

System:

Psi Serpentis system

Orbiting:

Psi Serpentis

Physical

Atmosphere:

Hydrogen, helium

 

Viperidae was a gas giant in the Psi Serpentis system. Red in color, the planet's tightly compressed atmosphere consisted of helium and hydrogen.[1] Its mass was thirteen times that of Jupiter. Viperidae's gravity was nearly able to crush and fuse the hydrogen in its atmosphere.[2]

History[edit]

Viperidae was the location of Admiral Preston Cole's "Last Stand." Battlegroup India engaged a massive Covenant armada in orbit. The planet was destroyed by the one hundred Shiva-class nuclear missiles Cole launched onto its surface, igniting the super-pressurized hydrogen in its atmosphere and briefly turning the gas giant into a brown dwarf. The nuclear blast that followed obliterated the entire Covenant fleet, well over 300 ships, and led to the presumed death of Preston Cole.

Trivia[edit]

The Viperidae, or the vipers, are a family of venomous snakes found throughout the world.

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, "The Impossible Life and the Possible Death of Preston J. Cole", page 338
  2. ^ Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, "The Impossible Life and the Possible Death of Preston J. Cole", page 329