Ploba

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Location
Milky Way / Hades Gamma / Antaeus
Ploba
ME1-Planets-Ploba.png
Basic Information
Type(s)
LorePlanet
Mass Effect
In-Game
Mass Effect Assets
Matriarch Dilinaga Writing
Location Information
Day Length
17.3 Earth Hours
Orbital Distance
6.93 AU (from Antaeus)
Orbital Period
20.4 Earth Years
Radius
74,221 km
Keplerian Ratio
0.8
Featured in...
Mass Effect and Mass Effect Array

Mass Effect & Mass Effect 3[edit | edit source]

Ploba is the second, and by far the largest, of Antaeus' two gas giants. Active scans by survey ships have returned tantalizing indications of massive, solid structures deep within the atmosphere, too regular in pattern to be anything natural.

Some believe Ploba is a "Jupiter Brain," a planet-sized supercomputer. Adherents of this theory have fruitlessly beamed signals toward the sunken megastructures, hoping to get the machine's attention.

Others believe that an ancient spacefaring race disposed of their weapons of war by dumping them into the planet. The last attempt to reach and salvage Ploba's "Deep Anomalies" went tragically wrong, and ended with a crew of 12 being trapped and crushed in the gas giant's lower atmosphere.