Area: Artifact’s Edge
Ghost: This is like a… cornerstone for Nessus. Put here by the Vex to mark linear time. It’s been 127 of our years since Nessus last traveled through our system. I don’t know how many Vex years that is.
On Wikipedia, it says that
7066 Nessus has an orbital period of 122.4 years.
So while Bungie’s number is close enough to the actual orbital period that it’s likely a goof on their part, could it be inferred that something’s disrupting Nessus’ orbit? Maybe something that the Vex or the Traveller did offset its trajectory? Or, more than likely, I’m just reading too far into this.
The error is intentional. From GF: Cayde-6:
MINOR EVENTS OF 126 YEARS AGO:
FIRST 25-MATCH CRUCIBLE WINNING STREAK RECORDED. RELATED: REY, I.
CENTAUR PLANETOID “7066 NESSUS” RE-ENTERS SYSTEM AFTER UNEXPLAINED DELAY. RELAT~XXX
The orbit has been different since the Golden Age, it’s what caused the crashing of the Exodus Black:
“Captain, the orbit of 7066 Nessus is different from what Cosmodrome calculated.”
We are stranded on an outbound Centaur. With every word I speak, we fall further from our sun. 7066 Nessus shouldn’t be here, but there was no way to anticipate the way it pulled us in. Ship’s guess is that our orbital momentum—what we’d call a four-vector, for the dimensions of space and time—was somehow folded away into six extra dimensions. Leaving us on a crash orbit towards Nessus…
It’s likely the Vex’s doing, given what happened to the Exodus crew at the hands of the Vex.
Wait, where’s the second bits of that from?
The Exodus Down class item has a lore entry; it’s from that. https://www.ishtar-collective.net/entries/exodus-down?
Wow, I guess somebody did their research then! Thanks for the info mate.