A processing node found in the debris of a Thargoid ship. The exact function of these items is unknown, but they are thought to be integral to the flight and operational systems in all Thargoid vessels.
— In-game description
A Thargoid Heart is a component occasionally found among the wreckage of destroyed Thargoid Interceptors. The Heart is corrosive to ship modules, and can only be safely transported using a Corrosion Resistant Cargo Rack. It is considered an illegal salvage item in most systems.
- As with other Thargoid commodities, a Thargoid Heart stored in a standard Cargo Rack will inflict one point of damage to the integrity of a random module every 30 seconds. Carrying multiple Thargoid commodities will cause this caustic damage effect to stack, but does not increase the frequency of the damage. Equipping modules with a resistance to the caustic damage effect, such as the Meta Alloy Hull Reinforcement, does not reduce damage from Thargoid commodities, only a Corrosion Resistant Cargo Rack provides protection.