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The Galaxy

Galaxy Map

Note -- Not all of the clusters and systems in the galaxy are available from the get-go; a good number of them must be unlocked. Scroll down to the 'Unlockable Systems' section below for a complete list.

Argos Rho
- Hydra System
- Phoenix System

Armstrong Nebula
- Gagarin System
- Grissom System
- Hong System
- Tereshkova System
- Vamshi System

Artemis Tau
- Knossos System
- Macedon System
- Sparta System

Attican Beta
- Hercules System
- Theseus System

Exodus
- Utopia System

Gemini Sigma
- Han System
- Ming System

Hades Gamma
- Antaeus System
- Cacus System
- Dis System
- Farinata System
- Plutus System

Hawking Eta
- Century System

Horse Head Nebula
- Fortuna System
- Pax System
- Strenuus System

Kepler Verge
- Herschel System
- Newton System

Local
- Sol System

Maroon Sea
- Caspian System
- Matano System
- Vostock System

Pangaea Expanse
- Refuge System

Sentry Omega
- Hoc System

Styx Theta
- Acheron System
- Erebus System

Voyager
- Amazon System
- Columbia System
- Yangtze System

Unlockable Clusters and Systems

Grissom system of the Armstrong Nebula cluster:
Unlocked during the 'UNC: Geth Incursions' assignment.

Han system of the Gemini Sigma cluster:
Trigger the 'UNC: Hostile Takeover' assignment.

Cacus system of the Hades Gamma cluster:
Unlocked once Shepard’s Paragon or Renegade meter is 80% full (4 bars).

Dis system of the Hades Gamma cluster:
Trigger the 'UNC: Hostile Takeover' assignment.

Plutus system of the Hades Gamma cluster:
Unlocked once Shepard’s Paragon or Renegade meter is 80% full (4 bars).

Fortuna system of the Horse Head Nebula cluster:
Unlocked during the 'UNC: Hostile Takeover' assignment.

Herschel system of the Kepler Verge:
Trigger the 'Garrus: Find Dr. Saleon' assignment.

Sol system of the Local cluster:
Reach character level 20.

Maroon Sea cluster and its systems:
Complete the storyline mission on Feros.

Pagnea Expanse cluster and Refuge system:
Complete the storyline missions on Therum, Feros, Noveria, and Virmire.

Sentry Omega system and Hoc system:
Complete storyline missions on Therum, Noveria and Feros.

Styx Theta cluster and its systems:
Complete the storyline mission on Noveria.

Columbia system of the Voyager cluster:
Complete the 'UNC: Cerberus' assignment.

Yangtze system of the Voyager cluster:
Trigger the 'UNC: Cerberus' assignment.

Argos Rho Cluster

Hydra System

Metgos


Assignment:
Unusual Readings/UNC: Distress Call

Minerals:
Thorium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Mercury Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)

Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Turian Corpse -- UNC: Turian Insignias (Turian Emblem)

Surveyable Planets
Canrum -- UNC: Turian Insignias (Turian Emblem)
Syba -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Gas)

Inactive Planets
Theyar
Varmalus


Phoenix System

Tuntau


Assignment:
Wrex: Family Armor

Minerals:
Lithium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)
Mercury Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)

Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Asari Capsule -- UNC: Asari Writings (Asari Writing)

Surveyable Planets
Patashi -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Verbinok -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)

Carbonaceous Asteroid -- UNC: Prothean Data Discs (Prothean Artifact)
*Scan inner asteroid belt.

Inactive Planets
Sylsalto


Gorgon System

Unidentified Space Facility

Assignment:
UNC: Depot Sigma-23

Inactive Planets
Camaron
Sharblu
Slekon
Vectra
Wuo


Armstrong Nebula Cluster

Gagarin System

Rayingri


Assignment:
Geth Activities/UNC: Geth Incursions (1/5 locations)

Minerals:
Thorium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Polonium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Titanium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)

Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Crashed Escape Pod -- UNC: Locate Signs of Battle (League Medallion)

Surveyable Planets
Antirumgon -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)
Junthor -- UNC: Asari Writings (Asari Writing)

Inactive Planets
Pressha
Sogelrus


Grissom System

Solcrum


Assignment:
Geth Activities/UNC: Geth Incursions (1/5 Locations)

Minerals:
Uranium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Thorium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Magnesium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)


Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Asari Capsule -- UNC: Asari Writings (Asari Writing)

Surveyable Planets
Benda -- UNC: Locate Signs of Battle (League Medallion)
Zaherux -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)

Rocky Asteroid -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
*Scan outer asteroid belt.

Inactive Planets
Notanban


Hong System

Casbin


Assignment:
Geth Activities/UNC: Geth Incursions (1/5 Locations)

Minerals:
Uranium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Samarium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Gold Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)

Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Beacon -- UNC: Locate Signs of Battle (Salarian ID Tag)
Surveyable Planets
Matar -- UNC: Asari Writings (Asari Writing)
Treagir -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)

Inactive Planets
Pomal
Theshaca


Tereshkova System

Antibaar


Assignment:
Geth Activities/UNC: Geth Incursions (1/5 locations)

Minerals:
Magnesium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)
Mercury Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
Lithium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)

Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Prothean Ruin -- UNC: Prothean Data Discs (Prothean Artifact)

Surveyable Planets
Thegeuse -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
Patamalrus -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)

Carbonaceous Asteroid -- UNC: Locate Signs of Battle (League Medallion)
*Scan asteroid belt.

Inactive Planets
Mawinor
Solmarion
Hunsalra


Vamshi System

Maji


Assignment:
Geth Activities/UNC: Geth Incursions (1/5 locations)

Minerals:
Magnesium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)
Beryllium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)
Thorium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)

Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Ancient Debris -- UNC: Turian Insignias (Turian Emblem)

Surveyable Planets
Pregel -- UNC: Turian Insignias (Turian Emblem)

Inactive Planets
Almos


Artemis Tau Cluster

Knossos System

Therum

Mission: Find Liara T'Soni
*See mission walkthrough for details.

Surveyable Planets
Archanes -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Gas)

Metallic Asteroid -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
*Scan inner asteroid belt.

Carbonaceous Asteroid -- UNC: Locate Signs of Battle (League Medallion)
*Scan outer asteroid belt.

Inactive Planets
Zakros
Phaistos
Armeni


Macedon System

Sharjila


Assignment:
UNC: Asari Diplomacy

Minerals:
Thorium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Uranium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Magnesium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)

Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Asari Capsule -- UNC: Asari Writings (Asari Writing)

Surveyable Planets
Fargeluse -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Gas)
Porolan -- UNC: Asari Writings (Asari Writing)

Metallic Asteroid -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)

Inactive Planets
Patavig


Sparta System

Edolus


Assignment:
UNC: Missing Marines

Minerals:
Lithium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)
Palladium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
Polonium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)

Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Mummified Salarian -- UNC: Locate Signs of Battle (Salarian ID Tag)

Surveyable Planets
Ontamalca -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Gas)
Alsages -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)

Asteroid Cluster -- UNC: Prothean Data Discs (Prothean Artifact)
*Scan inner asteroid belt

Inactive Planets
Temanre
Altaaya


Attican Beta Cluster

Hercules System

Eletania


Assignment:
UNC: Lost Module

Minerals:
Gold Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
Palladium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)

Surveyable Planets
Syided -- UNC: Locate Signs of Battle (League Medallion)
Zatorus -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)

Inactive Planets
Xanthorron


Theseus System

Feros

Mission: Feros: Geth Attack
*See mission walkthrough for details.

Surveyable Planets
Sharring -- UNC: Prothean Data Discs (Prothean Artifact)
Quana -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)

Inactive Planets
Sytau
Logan


Exodus Cluster

Utopia System

Eden Prime

Mission: Prologue
*See mission walkthrough for details.

Inactive Planets
Arcadia
Zion
Xanadu
Nirvana


Gemini Sigma Cluster

Han System

Mavigon


Assignment:
UNC: Hostile Takeover (1/2 locations)

Minerals:
Gold Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
Cobalt Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)

Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Mummified Salarian -- UNC: Locate Signs of Battle (Salarian ID Tag)

Surveyable Planets
Paravin -- UNC: Asari Writings (Asari Writing)
Patatanlis -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)

Inactive Planets
Farcrothu
Huningto


Ming System

MSV Worthington

Assignment:
UNC: Lost Freighter

Surveyable Planets
Altanorch -- UNC: Locate Signs of Battle (League Medallion)
Parag -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)

Inactive Planets
Antiroprus


Hades Gamma Cluster

Antaeus System

Trebin


Assignment:
UNC: Missing Survey Team

Minerals:
Plutonium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Uranium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)

Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Ancient Debris -- UNC: Turian Insignias (Turian Emblem)

Surveyable Planets
Edmos -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Gas)
Ploba -- UNC: Asari Writings (Asari Writing)
Vemal -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)

Inactive Planets
Ageko
Hunidor


Cacus System

Chohe


Assignment:
UNC: Besieged Base
Minerals:
Plutonium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Mercury Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)

Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Locked Crate/Technician Kit/Secure Wall Safe -- UNC: Asari Writings (Asari Writing x3)

Surveyable Planets
Faringor -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Zayarter -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)

Inactive Planets
Treyarmus
Xamarri


Dis System

Klensal


Assignment:
UNC: Hostile Takeover (1/2 locations)

Minerals:
Platinum Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
Beryllium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)

Collectibles:
Anomaly --Mummified Salarian -- UNC: Locate Signs of Battle (League Medallion)

Surveyable Planets
Nearrum -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)
Raysha -- UNC: Turian Insignias (Turian Emblem)

Metallic Asteroid -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)
*Scan the asteroid belt.

Inactive Planets
Jartar
Gremar


Farinata System

MSV Ontario

Assignment:
UNC: Hostage

Surveyable Planets
Juntauma -- UNC: Prothean Data Discs (Prothean Artifact)
Nepneu -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)

Rocky Asteroid: --Metallic Asteroid -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)
*Scan the inner asteroid belt

Inactive Planets
Tunshagon


Plutus System

Nonuel


Assignment:
UNC: The Negotiation

Minerals:
Titanium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)
Samarium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)

Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Crate -- UNC: Asari Writings (Asari Writing)
Anomaly -- Mercenary Corpse -- UNC: Locate Signs of Battle (League Medallion)

Surveyable Planets
Clocrolis -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Mingito -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)

Inactive Planets
Maidla
Veyaria


Hawking Eta Cluster

Century System

Presrop


Assignment:
Strange Transmission /UNC: Major Kyle
*Biotic Compound

Minerals:
Gold Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
Uranium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)

Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Ancient Debris -- UNC: Turian Insignias (Turian Emblem)

Surveyable Planets
Tharopto -- UNC: Locate Signs of Battle (League Medallion)
Canctra -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)

Metallic Asteroid -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
*Scan asteroid belt.

Inactive Planets
Tamahera


Horse Head Nebula Cluster

Fortuna System

Amaranthine


Assignment:
UNC: Hostile Takeover

Minerals:
Iridium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
Thorium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Uranium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)

Collectibles:
Anomaly: --Ancient Debris -- UNC: Turian Insignias (Turian Emblem)

Surveyable Planets
Maganlis -- UNC: Turian Insignias (Turian Emblem)
Therumion -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)

Inactive Planets
Wentania


Pax System

Noveria

Mission: Noveria: Geth Interest
*See mission walkthrough for details.

Surveyable Planets
Veles -- UNC: Asari Writings (Asari Writing)

Inactive Planets
Svarog
Morana


Strenuus System

Xawin


Assignment:
UNC: Privateers

Minerals:
Palladium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
Cobalt Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)
Iridium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)

Collectibles:
Anomaly --Ancient Debris -- UNC: Turian Insignias (Turian Emblem)

Surveyable Planets
Yunthori -- UNC: Locate Signs of Battle (League Medallion)
Antitarra -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Gas)

MSV Majesty -- Scan: Unlock Xawin.
*Scan the area left of planet Xawin to find 'Unknown.'

Inactive Planets
Trelyn
Thesalgon


Kepler Verge

Herschel System

MSV Fedele

Assignment:
Garus: Dr. Saleon

Surveyable Planets
Rocky Asteroid -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
*Scan asteroid belt.

Inactive Planets
Tungel
Clobaka
Matol
Clugon


Newton System

Ontarom


Assignment:
Doctor at Risk/UNC: Dead Scientists

Minerals:
Palladium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
Gold Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)

Collectibles:
Anomaly --Turian Corpse -- UNC: Turian Insignias (Turian Emblem)

Surveyable Planets
Juncro -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Gas)
Klencory -- UNC: Asari Writings (Asari Writing)

Inactive Planets
Sesmose


Local Cluster

Sol System

Luna


Assignment:
UNC: Rogue VI
*Alliance Training Ground

Inactive Planets
Mercury
Venus
Earth
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus
Neptune
Pluto


Maroon Sea Cluster

Caspian System

MSV Cornucopia

Assignment:
UNC: Derelict Freighter

Surveyable Planets
Antida -- UNC: Turian Insignias (Turian Emblem)
Clotanca -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
Farnuri -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)

Inactive Planets
Almacrux


Matano System

Chasca


Assignment:
Investigate Samples

Minerals:
Beryllium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)
Plutonium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Palladium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)

Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Crate -- UNC: Prothean Data Discs (Prothean Artifact)

Surveyable Planets
Supay -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)

Metallic Asteroid -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
*Scan inner asteroid belt.

Rocky Asteroid -- UNC: Prothean Data Discs (Prothean Artifact)
*Scan outer asteroid belt.

Inactive Planets
Apo
Inti
Illapa


Vostock System

Nodacrux


Assignment:
Investigate Facility/UNC: ExoGeni Facility

Minerals:
Gold Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
Cobalt Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)

Collectibles:
Anomaly – Turian Wreckage -- UNC: Turian Insignias (Turian Emblem)

Surveyable Planets
Pataiton -- UNC: Asari Writings (Asari Writing)

Metallic Asteroid -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
*Scan asteroid belt.

Inactive Planets
Alko
Clomarthu


Pangaea Expanse

Refuge System

Ilos

Mission: Race Against Time/Ilos: The Conduit
*See mission walkthrough for details.

Inactive Planets
Agetoton
Zafe


Sentry Omega Cluster

Hoc System

Virmire

Mission:
Virmire
*See mission walkthrough for details.

Inactive Planets
Jarfor
Nemata
Cloroplon
Prescyla


Styx Theta Cluster

Acheron System

Altahe


Assignment:
UNC: Listening Post Theta

Minerals:
Samarium -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Gold Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)

Collectibles:
Anomaly --Asari Capsule -- UNC: Asari Writings (Asari Writing)

Surveyable Planets
Carbonaceous Asteroid -- UNC: Turian Insignias (Turian Emblem)
*Scan asteroid belt.

Inactive Planets
Farthorl
Imaneya
Grosalgen



Erebus System

Nepmos


Assignment:
UNC: Listening Post Alpha

Minerals:
Palladium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
Titanium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)
Uranium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)

Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Buried Safebox -- UNC: Locate Signs of Battle (League Medallion)

Surveyable Planets
Wermani -- UNC: Prothean Data Discs (Prothean Artifact)
Quaji -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)

Inactive Planets
Chofen


Voyager Cluster

Amazon System

Agebinium


Assignment:
Investigate Shipments/UNC: Espionage Probe

Minerals:
Beryllium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)
Samarium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Magnesium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)

Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Scavenger Corpse -- UNC: Turian Insignias (Turian Emblem)

Surveyable Planets
Sondema -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Sybin -- UNC: Turian Insignias (Turian Emblem)
Tremar -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Gas)

Inactive Planets
Derneuca


Columbia System

Nepheron


Assignment:
UNC: Hades' Dogs

Minerals:
Beryllium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)
Platinum Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
Thorium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)

Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Mummified Salarian -- UNC: Locate Signs of Battle (Salarian ID Tag)

Surveyable Planets
Gromar -- UNC: Locate Signs of Battle (League Medallion)
Ontaheter -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)

Inactive Planets
Clojiia


Yangtze System

Binthu


Assignment:
UNC: Cerberus

Minerals:
Palladium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
Uranium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)


Collectibles:
Anomaly --Prothean Pyramid -- UNC: Prothean Data Discs (Prothean Artifact)

Surveyable Planet
Alrumter -- UNC: Prothean Data Discs (Prothean Artifact)
Dregir -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)
Patajiri -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)

Inactive Planet
Renshato



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