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Planet View
Orbital Distance 1.4 AU
Orbital Period 2.0 Earth Years
Keplerian Ratio 0.686
Radius 4,530 km
Day Length 31.3 Earth Hours
Atm. Pressure 2.32 atm
Surface Temp 33 °C
Surface Gravity 0.7 g
Mass 0.35 Earth Masses
Satellites N/A

Location: Milky WayThe Shrike AbyssalXe Cha System Second planet

Prerequisite: Star Chart from Baria Frontiers store (Mass Effect 2)
Prerequisite: Priority: Palaven (Mass Effect 3)

Description Edit

A unique discovery, Aphras is a "heavenly twin" - a planet in a star system that has not one but two worlds of sufficient size to retain a nitrogen-oxygen atmosphere within the habitable life zone of its parent star. Fossil evidence shows abundant vertebrates and evidence of a sapient terrestrial avian species in its Bronze Age. However, the only trace of contemporary life on the planet is that of single-celled organisms in its seas. All else has suffered from an extinction event - a series of massive impacts that vaporized vast quantities of water and lofted dust into its atmosphere. Early theories that this event was a collision with a fragmenting asteroid have now been discounted - the impact craters were aimed directly at habitation centers.

Mineral Deposits Edit

Initial Scanner Result: Moderate

Mineral Amount Approximate Value
Palladium Medium 8,100
Platinum Medium 7,400
Iridium Medium 8,800
Element Zero None 0

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