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Zaherux
Zaherux
Planet View
Orbital Distance N/A
Orbital Period 266.8 Earth Years
Keplerian Ratio N/A
Radius 6,729 km
Day Length 51.5 Earth Hours
Atm. Pressure 0.32 atm
Surface Temp 959 °C
Surface Gravity 0.61 g
Mass 0.674 Earth Masses
Satellites 1

Location: Milky WayArmstrong NebulaGrissom System Second planet

Prerequisite: UNC: Geth Incursions (Mass Effect)

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Zaherux's nitrogen-argon atmosphere is being blasted away by the solar wind of the blue giant Grissom. Its surface consists of "seas" of loose silica dust, some kilometers deep, which periodically swirl into global sandstorms.

Many unmanned probes to Zaherux have been lost over the years. Though investigation has attributed all to mechanical failure or computational error, a popular extranet meme insists the entire planet is composed of dormant nanotechnology, created millennia ago by a race even more advanced than the Protheans.

According to the story, Zaherux's silica dust is actually "disassembler" robots which periodically awaken to defend themselves. Though discounted by every reputable scientist, this theory has been popularized by a series of sensationalistic texts by asari author Delsae Orthysa.

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