Although the formal research project was abruptly cancelled when the Outer Planets Alliance boarded the Protogen research facility on Thoth Station and Josephus Miller killed Antony Dresden , it was far too late to affect the outbreak itself. The live feeds were then unlocked and it could be observed. Miller noted that the Protomolecule was making noise that reminded him of mentally ill children singing to themselves, eventually saying coherent words. The Guy Molinari traveled to Eros with a team of Belters including Josephus Miller to plant nuclear weapons on the stations surface to prevent anyone from entering and risk spreading the infection. Whilst this was going on the Rocinante discovered a ship the Marasmus near to the station surface.
It's a part of the Asteroid Belt , but its called a "Mars-Crosser" because its orbit crosses the orbit of Mars. Eros has been compared to the shape of a lumpy potato. A very large lumpy potato that would wipe out all but the simplest forms of life on Earth if it hit it. Eros is the site of "Eros Station", a space station that was one of the first sites of human colonization, and which by the time of Leviathan Wakes supports a population of one and a half million humans a little more than Ceres had in visitors at any given time. Roughly the shape of a potato, it had been much more difficult to spin up, and its surface velocity was considerably higher than Ceres' for the same internal g.