The first planet to be discovered that would have been capable of hosting life without the terraforming process. From pictures brought back by the Drone, it has beautiful oceans, a habitable atmosphere, and dirt continents rich with nutrients. The last two characteristics are somewhat strange, since many of these characteristics on Earth are believed to have developed BECAUSE of the presence of developing life rather than being necessary for it. However, no initial scans from the drone showed signs of life on the planet.
The planet was seeded with Earth-like life before the drone returned to report its findings to the EG.
The colonization of Beta Ceres is currently underway, and it is the planet where the game Desolaform takes place.