The reapers have returned from dark space. With Earth under attack and the mass relays in a state of chaos from refugees and the councils fleet engaging reaper forces the galaxy is a mess. The outcome is unknown, the warfare is devastating. The galaxy will never be the same.
An example of the same gravity well at different zoom points. As you can see the trade port icon doesn't show due to the size of the model until you zoom out further.
Also, this is the main view icon look Lord_Set wants for the mod.