What are DexoWorlds?
DexoWorlds are NFT collectibles of 11,008 planets orbiting around 2,500 stars that live in the fictional Veran Way Galaxy. Created by astrophysics students, the entire galaxy and its contents are procedurally generated— this includes its map, stars, and planets. This means that each pixelated planet has its own unique properties: color scheme, pattern, rings, moons, life, and more! The main goal behind DexoWorlds is to fill the space that lies between science, art, and decentralized technology, tying into our ultimate vision of “50% science, 50% art”. We hope that our CNFTs and Discord community can make astronomy and astrophysics fun and feel accessible to everyone.
Is there any real science here?
Some, yes. The concept of DexoWorlds is based upon the scientific field of Exoplanet Searches and Characterization. The types of stars you can find, including their properties (like mass, surface temperature, color, etc.) are all based on what you might actually find in a typical spiral galaxy. In addition, the locations of the planets around these stars determine if conditions are right for there to be liquid water and potentially life on each planet. In terms of the colors, rings, and moons, well, we took some artistic liberties. In all, DexoWorlds are 50% science and 50% art!