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Svarog
Svarog
Planet View
Orbital Distance N/A
Orbital Period 0.2 Earth Years
Keplerian Ratio N/A
Radius 32,285 km
Day Length 13.4 Earth Hours
Atm. Pressure N/A
Surface Temp N/A
Surface Gravity N/A
Mass N/A
Satellites N/A

Location: Milky WayHorse Head NebulaPax System First planet

Prerequisite: Priority: Sur'Kesh (Mass Effect 3)

Description Edit

Mass Effect Edit

Svarog is a small but typical hydrogen-helium gas giant whose orbit is quite close to the star. It is unusual for a star with a close orbiting gas giant to have a habitable world. Svarog is Pax's only gas giant, but its temperature, powerful winds, and high orbital velocity make it a poor candidate for helium-3 mining. While Noveria enjoys plentiful deuterium for its fusion plants, it imports all of its helium-3 from out-system.

Mass Effect 3 Edit

Svarog is Pax's only gas giant, but its temperature, powerful winds, and high orbital velocity make it a poor candidate for helium-3 mining. While Noveria enjoys plentiful deuterium for its fusion plants, it imports all of its helium-3 from out-system.

Like most pegasids, Svarog is thought to have formed outside the frost line of its parent star and migrated inward due to an unstable orbit. Its small size compared to the usual hydrogen-helium gas giants is likely due to hydrodynamic escape. Since it orbits closer than 0.015 AU, the planet's atmosphere is likely soon to be consumed. Scientific debate continues on how the other planets in the system survived Svarog's migration, as its gravity may have played havoc with them early in their formation.

Trivia Edit

  • Svarog is too small to be a "standard hydrogen-helium gas giant" (William Hubbard, The New Solar System 4th ed, 1999; p. 194). It is more likely a dense "ice giant" like Neptune or Gliese 436 b.
  • In Slavic mythology, Svarog is the god of the Sun.

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