Thadus 0037 (known to the locals as New Home) is a colony founded by rouge Nivenian citizens in 231 BNE. It is effectively a superpower for thousands of astronomical units in the interstellar cometary cloud, and supports many self-sufficient fusion-powered habitats on the surface and in the rings. Its name represents its status of the 37th object detected by the Thadus infrared telescope.
Thadus 0037 effectively controls space for about three to four hundred astronomical units, and is very politically influential for nearly two thousand. It is the only rouge planet within two light years of the Nivenia System, and so is a very important center in the interstellar cometary cloud near the Nivenia System.
Due to its low temperature and small size, it was not observed by the Nivenian Empire until the middle of 21 NE. It was named after the Thadus infrared observatory, and it was the 37th object discovered.
Thadus 0037 is controlled by the Democratic State of New Home (termed by the Nivenian Empire as the Thadus 0037 Faction), an egalitarian democratic regime which controls Thadus 0037 and its immediate vicinity. This government is run by direct democracy, where petitions for new laws go to a popular vote immediately. Matters of state are determined by an elected official, but this official has no power except for enforcement of laws, and foreign affairs, and this official (Highest Official is the official title) can be impeached with a 70% popular vote.
The Democratic State of New Home disapproves of the way that the Nivenian Empire is run, and so uses Thadus 0037 as a staging ground for attacks.
Thadus 0037 has many lighted communities on the surface, usually completely isolated from both space and other lighted areas. These communities look more like parks than anything else, with as much life from Nivenia Prime as could be found (The nuclear war almost completely annihilated the ecosystem). These areas also exist in O'Neill cylinders in orbit of Thadus 0037. Much of the time, these are layered two or three layers high, with a ceiling designed to look like a sky.
These habitats are powered by fusion reactors that burn the hydrogen from the planet's icy outer layer, and have fuel to continue working for potentially billions of years.However, the immediate vicinity of the planet, particularly its rings, has a much higher population than the planet itself, at 203.911 Billion.