The Sol gate, also known as Sol ring or just the Ring, is a ring-shaped megastructure with a diameter of 1000 km, stationary positioned little less than 2 AU outside the orbit of Uranus[1]. It was created by the protomolecule out of the remnants of Eros once it left Venus after an incubation period within the crater there.

Overview Edit

It is a wormhole gate that is part of an ancient network built by an alien civilization billions of years ago. It connects the Sol system to this network and to 1,372 other systems[2] of the galaxy, many of them with habitable planets, bringing humanity the ability to interstellar travel and colonization.

History Edit

The Sol gate was activated when Manéo Jung-Espinoza Books • TV, a young slingshotter from Ceres, attempted to pass through it with his ship, the Y Que, in order to impress his crush, Evita Jung Books • TV, and the whole slingshot-scene.[3][4]

The second ship to pass through it (and the first to do so with the crew surviving the journey) was the Rocinante Books • TV

Appearances Edit

Season Three
1 "Fight or Flight"Absent
2 "IFF"Absent
3 "Assured Destruction"Absent
4 "Reload"Absent
5 "Triple Point"Absent
6 "Immolation"Appears
7 "Delta-V"Appears
8 "It Reaches Out"Appears
9 "Intransigence"Appears
10 "Dandelion Sky"Appears
11 "Fallen World"Appears
12 "Congregation"Appears
13 "Abaddon's Gate"Appears
Season Four
1 "New Terra"Appears
2 "Jetsam"Appears
3 "Subduction"Absent
4 "Retrograde"Absent
5 "Oppressor"Absent
6 "Displacement"Appears
7 "A Shot in The Dark"Absent
8 "The One-Eyed Man"Absent
9 "Saeculum"Absent
10 "Cibola Burn"Absent

Media Edit

  • Nearing completion
  • The Ring
  • The Y Que activating the gate
  • The Rocinante approaching the Ring in order to escape a missile
  • The Sol Ring during blockade
  • Concept art scale
  • Position of the Ring in the Sol system

See also Edit


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Expanse Novel Abaddon's Gate - Chapter 1: Holden
  2. The Expanse Novel Tiamat's Wrath - Chapter 19: Elvi
  3. The Expanse Novel Abaddon's Gate - Prologue: Manéo
  4. The Expanse TV Series - Season 3, Episode 7: "Delta-V"

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