|Orbital Distance||8.5 AU|
|Orbital Period||24.8 Earth Years|
|Day Length||51.0 Earth Hours|
|Surface Temp||−142 °C|
|Surface Gravity||1.5 g|
|Mass||1.893 Earth Masses|
A rock and ice planet, Bothros is home to a scientific curiosity. Evidence of a primate-like spacefaring civilization was found frozen in its equatorial ice, ranging from melted fragments of metal to preserved remains of the creatures still wearing suits for extravehicular activity. Further exploration revealed that their habitation centers were vaporized by orbital bombardments from railgun-like weapons hitting with a force of approximately 120 kilotons of TNT. Only those that fled or happened to be away from the habitats were preserved in the ice, where they died of asphyxiation.
This unknown species did not come from Asteria, but scientific teams are looking for evidence that they visited there. It is difficult to believe they would colonize a frozen rock like Bothros and ignore a lush garden world. Their world of origin is also a mystery.
ALLIANCE BULLETIN: Geth have been encountered in the Hekate system. All civilian traffic is prohibited.
Initial Scanner Result: Rich
- Asteria was the name of a planet that was initially set to appear in this game as the first planet of the Hekate system. However, this was changed and the planet now doesn't appear in the game. The description for Asteria was as follows:
“A habitable planet known for its arid sulfurous deserts, Asteria is colonized near the poles to avoid the uncomfortable temperatures that can reach 65 degrees Celsius in more southern latitudes. While the seas contain primitive animal life, little of it can live on land, leaving the soil to hardy plants that can survive in the extreme heat. Asteria is home to thriving human and asari agrarian colonies but little in the way of manufacturing or mining.
TRAVEL ADVISORY: Carbon dioxide concentrations can reach 2,500 parts per million in Asteria's atmosphere. Citizens should carry supplemental oxygen for children and the elderly. Consult with local governments to discuss animal companion detection systems or other preparatory measures.”