Apparata changes location constantly, appearing to orbit the center of Machinus.
Apparata is coated with thick sheets of copper-like metal. The inside of the planet consists of a clockwork construct that turns in assisted perpetual motion. This machine constantly regulates orbit, temperature, and fuel sources for the Gara.
The Gara are the only inhabitants of Apparata. The planet feeds the machines, and in return they perform neeeded maintenance and repairs to the clockwork and gears.
This relationship ensures that the Gara continue operating, and that the planet continues operating free from problems such as grinding gears and stellar debris.