Maia is a system located in the Pleiades nebula, about 400 light years from Sol. The main star is a class B star. Its main economy is high tech, and has about 25,000 residents. It is an anarchic system with one station, Obsidian orbital. A research station for Ancient Artefacts has been set up there, yet it serves no real in game purpose.
However, Maia is a great system for explorers to stop by, especially if they are headed to the California nebula. The two locations are almost directly in-line with each other, should an explorer start from human-inhabited space.