Following the colonization of the Cradle Worlds during the Age of Exploration, humanities continued exploration led to the discovery of many less-habitable planets which became known as the Colonies. These were colonized during the the Age of Expansion.
These minor colonizations were conducted with EAA oversight of corporations and primarily focused upon resource acquisition. An unfortunate trend developed during this prospecting phase, in which the colonies were given names inspired from a metallic element as ‘working titles’, but these have stuck in many cases.
List of the Colonies: