of the same class of star as Sol n.
The fourth star was Sol-size, Sol-type. Of its three planets, one made a neat orbit at eighty million miles, a steaming world of jungle and primeval seas.
In spite of his pessimism, Kim settled down to the fine calculations required for a voyage to a blue-white dwarf star not readily distinguished from others. Most inhabited planets, of course, circled sol-type suns. Light much different from that in which the race had developed was apt to have produced vegetation inimical to humanity, and useful vegetation did not thrive. And of course sol-type stars are most readily spotted by space navigators.
We’d been a few weeks out of Avandar—it was an obscure outpost then, though I imagine it’s grown since—when we detected this Sol-type sun. Seeing that there was an Earth-like planet, we decided to investigate. And since we were all tired of being cooped in the ship, and telescopes showed that any natives which might exist would be too primitive to endanger us, we all went down in the lifeboat.
The hot Sol-type sun had burned away the morning clouds, leaving clear blue sky for the afternoon.
They made two more landings, on planets of Sol-type stars.
The Ringworld is a strip of super-strong material in orbit about a Sol-type sun.
A Terra-type planet…in orbit around a Sol-type sun.
any evidence 1943
A.E. van Vogt, 'M33 in Andromeda'
Last modified 2021-01-11 22:48:04
In the compilation of some entries, HDSF has drawn extensively on corresponding entries in OED.