The Firefly and Serenity Database
White Sun system
System information



Londinium, Sihnon


Qin Shi Huang, Lux






The Halo




Union of Allied Planets

The White Sun system, also known as the Bai Hu system, was the primary star system of the Verse. At the heart of the system was the star known as the White Sun, or Bai Hu.

The White Sun system had two gas giants (brown dwarfs), fourteen terrestrial planets, twenty-six terrestrial moons, and one asteroid belt with 78-million cataloged objects. There are hundreds of millions of other objects in the local area, including smaller moons, Lagrangian satellites, comets, and rogue bodies.


34Tauri(2020)A was discovered in 2020, along with four other stars and fourteen gas giants nearby, located in the southeast quadrant of the constellation of Taurus, some 40 light-years from the solar system. While a vastly different star in size, magnitude, and temperature from the sun, projections indicate that the system could support life.

In the mid-21st century, after the failure of terraforming on Venus, Mars, and the Moon due to lack of natural resources, the Alliance is formed with its initial task of establishing a colony program to travel to this new star system.

In the 2200's, robotic terraforming crews arrived in the system. The two main planets, Londinium and Sihnon were terraformed first, and colonization began. Shortly thereafter, many of the remaining planets and large moons were terraformed to support terrestrial life. After successful tests on the brown dwarf Burnham, the two brown dwarfs in the system were helioformed into artificial protostars in the mid-2200's to enable their larger moons to support life.

Orbital order[]

  1. Bernadette
    1. Nautilus
    2. Spinrad
  2. Londinium - Anglo capital of Bai Hu and center of government for the Union of Allied Planets.
    1. Colchester
    2. Balkerne
  3. Sihnon - Sino capital of Bai Hu.
    1. Airen
    2. Xiaojie
    3. Xiansheng
    4. Yunnan
  4. Liann Jiun
    1. Tiantan
    2. Fu
  5. Gonghe
    1. Xing Yun
  6. Rubicon
  7. Osiris
    1. Epeuva
    2. Tannhauser
  8. Qin Shi Huang - Protostar
    1. Santo
      1. Tethys
      2. New Luxor
  9. Valentine
    1. Selene
    2. Chons
  10. Bellerophon
    1. Tyrins
    2. Hanthus
    3. Parth
  11. Ariel
    1. Ariopolis
    2. Shiva
    3. Poseidon
  12. Albion
    1. Avalon
  13. Lux - Protostar
    1. Persephone
      1. Hades
      2. Renao
    2. Pelorum
      1. Kaleidoscope
  14. Dukkha - Dwarf Planet
    1. Samudaya
    2. Nirodha
    3. Magga
  15. Ra Amiran - Dwarf Planet
    1. Namira
  16. The Halo - Asteroid belt