Shenzhou is the eighth planetary body orbiting Blue Sun. It is a blackrock that was the location of one of the most notorious colony failures in the Verse.
Terraformed in 2458, Shenzhou’s biosphere ultimately proved too unstable to support human life. By the time the first colonists arrived, the planet’s atmosphere had degraded to the point that it was no longer breathable, and its thinness contributed to the rapid escape of the heat built up by the terraformers’ geothermal jumpstarts. Today it is a frozen ball of ice.
The Shenzhou Colonists take their name from this blackrock as a reminder of their triumph over adversity.
Shenzhou has one moon, Tiangong.