"What's the matter? All I said was that Komaytos look like little Metr—" Non-canon warning: This article or section contains information that may not be considered an official part of the Metroid series in the overall storyline by Nintendo.
"EGF Database PZ-001 (Phaaze) Additional data filed into database
The Phaaze is an organism of gigantic dimensions composed completely of Phazon. The Phaaze circles a small star 361 light years from the federal area. Intelligence suggests that Phaaze itself is intelligent to a degree, the so-called "Phazon germ cells" are created and fired during its reproductive cycles. Many life forms inhabit the Phaaze, including many mutated species of Metroids. The Dark Samus maintains an operation base on the Phaaze and is apparently able to make the Phaaze fire off Phazon germ cells whenever it wants."