Glowing Green Giants - The Definitive List

It says it's a gas giant with water-based life. The only mention of colours in the description is "...with a surprising excess of oxygen and many carbon-based compounds giving it some vivid colours."

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Edit 2: Had a look at the system description for the Blua Hypa GGG, it's got similar radioplankton text to the above, and says "vivid colouration".
 
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It says it's a gas giant with water-based life. The only mention of colours in the description is "...with a surprising excess of oxygen and many carbon-based compounds giving it some vivid colours."

Edit: System map info:

Edit 2: Had a look at the system description for the Blua Hypa GGG, it's got similar radioplankton text to the above, and says "vivid colouration".
So, it isn't a GGG.
Just a regular GG with water-based Life.
 
So what's the criteria - the Blua Hypa GGG doesn't say "glowing" either. Is it that it has to visibly show a glow?
The "vivid colouration" and "This particular" are the key phrases in System Map description, AFAIK.
"some vivid colours" in there is a sure sign of mundane life-bearing GG.
Visible glow is a good indicator too, but on some GGGs it is present only on tiny patches, so not readily apparent.
 
The "vivid colouration" and "This particular" are the key phrases in System Map description, AFAIK.
"some vivid colours" in there is a sure sign of mundane life-bearing GG.
Visible glow is a good indicator too, but on some GGGs it is present only on tiny patches, so not readily apparent.
Please correct me if wrong - Aren’t the phrases to look out for "this particular" and "luminous vapor"? I don’t recall any confirmed GGG using the phrase “some vivid colors” yet, but if so which one?
 
"vivid colouration" is in the Blua Hypa GGG, and "luminous vapour" is not...

I had hoped that the existence of "radioplankton" would have done the trick (edit: now that I'm examining gas giants more closely, nope, radioplankton is a common thing).
 
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Please correct me if wrong - Aren’t the phrases to look out for "this particular" and "luminous vapor"? I don’t recall any confirmed GGG using the phrase “some vivid colors” yet, but if so which one?
You're mixing things.
"some vivid colours" means regular GG, NOT a GGG.
"vivid colouration" instead is one of the GGG signs.
 
People are constantly looking, even if they don't know it: anyone scanning gas giants is. Of course, it doesn't help that people are exploring less, but it's not like twice as many GGGs were found when the activity was double. (Or maybe there were, and we just couldn't notice? Hm...) In the end, it seems it's luck that matters.
 
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I'm still doing my class L brown dwarf run, and I'm in month.. I dunno.. 10 or 11? I'm scanning every gas giant without fail, but no luck so far. Of course, none have been found in brown dwarf systems yet, so maybe they don't even exist there.
 
So yeah, I did some quick counts, to see how discoveries were distributed over time, and over new systems uploaded to EDSM. (You can find the data on the extended sheet.) Turns out we're overdue in days both by median and average, but there have been longer dry spells, even after the Codex.

In terms of days: we are at 91, longest post-Codex was 137, median 23, average 60. In terms of new systems: we are at three million, largest was 4.6 million, median 0.8 million, average 1.2 million - and assuming current trends continue, we should make a bit over 0.9 million per month.

So, if there are no new GGGs within two months, only then will it be a new record.
 
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This one doesn't have "luminous vapour", but does have the other two...
It would probably be helpful to have this. Here are direct transcriptions of the descriptions of all types of discovered GGGs (none yet for CV and HRGG). Unless it matches one of the below descriptions it's not a GGG.

"Gas giants such as this one are primarily hydrogen and helium based, with life in the water-cloud layer just below the atmospheric surface. This particular gas giant exhibits vivid colouration due to the presence of free-floating radioplankton - carbon-based algae that extract energy from the planet's intense radiation flux."

"Gas giants such as this one are primarily hydrogen and helium based, with life just below the surface-cloud layer. This particular gas giant exhibits vivid colouration due to the presence of free-floating radioplankton - carbon-based algae that extract energy from the planet's intense radiation flux."

"Class I or Jovian gas giants have atmospheres comprised primarily of hydrogen and helium. They derive their colouration from clouds of ammonia, water vapour, hydrogen sulphide, phosphine and sulphur in the upper atmosphere. Tempereatures in the upper cloud layer are typically less than 150 K. This particular gas giant sustains free-floating radioplankton - carbon-based algae that extract energy from the planet's intense radiation flux."

"Class II gas giants have atmospheres comprised primarily of hydrogen and helium. Water vapour in the upper cloud layer gives the planet a much higher albedo, and temperatures on the surface are typically around 250 K. This particular gas giant sustains free-floating radioplankton - carbon-based algae that extract energy from the planet's intense radiation flux."

"Class III gas giants have atmospheres comprised primarily of hydrogen and helium. Temperatures on the surface typically range from 350 K and 800 K. Luminous vapour can be detected in the planet's upper atmosphere, suggesting a form of extremophile bioluminescent life."

Class IV gas giants have atmospheres comprised primarily of hydrogen and helium, with clouds of silicates and iron compounds. Temperatures in the upper cloud layer are typically above 900 K. Luminous vapour can be detected in the planet's upper atmosphere, suggesting a form of extremophile bioluminescent life."

"Gas giants such as this one are typically formed when a large, icy body gets significantly hotter, leading to the evaporation of much of the surface ice. This in turn triggers a runaway greenhouse effect, resulting in a thick atmosphere of water vapour. This particular gas giant exhibits vivid colouration due to the presence of free-floating radioplankton - carbon-based algae that extract energy from the planet's intense radiation flux."
 
There appears to be a new GGG - Syrive KR-W D1-144 in the Formorian Frontier. Although it was reported to the Codex a few months ago, it doesn't appear to have been mentioned anywhere on here.
 
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