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Universe Mass Effect Universe
Cluster Armstrong Nebula
System Grissom System
Class Terrestrial
Atmosphere Unbreathable (Nitrogen & Argon)
Primary Terrain Ocean of Silica Dust
Orbital Period 266.8 Earth Years
Radius 6,729 km
Day Length 51.5 Earth Hours
Atmospheric Pressure 0.32 Earth Atmospheres
Surface Temperature 959° Celsius
Surface Gravity 0.61 g
Notable Species N/A

Zaherux is a planet from the Mass Effect Universe. Its 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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