Earth is a Planet in Mass Effect. Earth is located in the Sol system within the Local Cluster. Planets can be explored while you traverse the galaxy, sometimes you can land on them and other times you only can survey them from the Normandy to obtain resources.
For detailed information, please refer to the standard issue Alliance Galactic Codex. Earth orbit is riddled with debris generated by "bootstrap" space development; use of kinetic barriers is recommended at altitudes over 85 km.
The homeworld and capital of humanity is entering a new golden age. The resource wealth of a dozen settled colonies and a hundred industrial outposts flows back to Earth, fueling great works of industry, commerce, and art. The great cities are greening as arcology skyscrapers and telecommuting allow more efficient use of land.
Earth is still divided among nation-states, though all are affiliated beneath the overarching banner of the Systems Alliance. While every human enjoys longer and better life than ever, the gap between rich and poor widens daily. Advanced nations have eliminated most genetic disease and pollution. Less fortunate regions have not progressed beyond 20th century technology, and are often smog-choked, overpopulated slums.
Sea levels have risen two meters in the last 200 years, and violent weather is common due to environmental damage inflicted during the late 21st century. The past few decades, however, have seen significant improvement due to recent technological advances.
Population (Surface): 11.4 billion
Population (L4 and L5 stations): 250,000
Orbital Distance: 1 AU
Orbital Period: 1 Earth Year
Radius: 6378 km
Day Length: 23.9 Earth Hours
Atmospheric Pressure: 1 Earth Atmospheres
Surface Temperature: 23 Celsius
Surface Gravity: 1 G
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