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Planet View
Type Giant Ice
Orbital Distance 4.3 AU
Orbital Period 8.9 Earth Years
Keplerian Ratio 1.004
Radius 4,738 km
Day Length 60.7 Earth Hours
Atm. Pressure 2.77 atm
Surface Temp -32 °C
Surface Gravity 0.6 g
Mass 0.329 Earth Masses
Satellites 66

Location: Milky WaySigurd's CradleSkepsis System Fifth planet

Prerequisite: N7: MSV Strontium Mule (Mass Effect 2)

Description Edit

A hydrogen-methane gas giant, Pauling's gravitational field is believed to have cleared most of what would otherwise have been a sizable asteroid belt. The 2163 mission of the space probe 'Ultimate' gave the inhabitants of Watson reams of data reinforcing this theory, giving the colonist an accurate count of its moons (66), rings, moonlike ring objects, and more than 200 visible impact craters on its pockmarked surface. Ultimate has since been retrieved for re-use on subsequent missions within the solar system.

Mineral Deposits Edit

Initial Scanner Result: Poor

Mineral Amount Approximate Value
Palladium Low 4,100
Platinum Medium 7,600
Iridium Medium 5,800
Element Zero None 0

Trivia Edit

  • Since the planets in the Skepsis system are probably named for famous scientists and thinkers, Pauling is likely named after Linus Pauling (1901-1994), an American chemist.
  • The planet has very odd proportions for a supposed gas giant; and the parameters seem to have been taken from Crick, as they are identical. It is unclear whether this is a bug, or simply an oversight.

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