Radioplankton are tiny, free-floating, carbon-based algae. These water-based life-forms live underneath the surface of gas giants.
Gas giant with water-based life. This is primarily a hydrogen and helium based atmospheric gas giant, but not far below the surface exists life based in the water-cloud layer just below the atmospheric surface. The chemistry of this gaseous region is far from equilibrium, with a surprising excess of oxygen and many carbon-based compounds giving it some vivid colors. As with many such gaseous living systems, it is underpinned by vast quantities of free-floating radioplankton - tiny carbon-based algae, each retaining a small quantity of liquid water, extracting their energy from intense radiation flux.
These are known gas giants with radioplankton.
|System||Celestial body||Date Seen||Notes|
|Col 173 Sector FO-G b27-8||1|
|Wregoe CY-Y B44-0||3|
|Wregoe YR-A B44-0||1|
|Wregoe LI-O C21-1||2|
|Wregoe RO-I d10-0||B1|
|Wregoe RY-H b40-0||2, 3|
|Col 173 Sector YD-I b13-5||2|
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