Helios was a yellow star noted for its resemblance to Sol as it had ten planets, four of them Class E. The innermost, Hephaestus, was often described as little more than a flying blob of lava. Seven of the other eight planets took their names from their Solar equivalents: Hermes for Mercury, Aphrodite for Venus, Ares for Mars, Demeter for the largest solar asteroid Ceres, Zeus, a ringed gas giant, for Jupiter, Chronos for Saturn, Ouranos for Uranus, and Poseidon for Neptune. The fourth planet originally went by “Gaia” as it was considered an analog of Earth. However, the Chinese government funded development of the planet and renamed it Tian, Mandarin for “Heaven.”

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