"Her creation was our protector."
The blue panels shine with a chaotic luster, that is why they look odd in the screenshots.
The Mara is a defensive CIWS (close in weapons system) that intercepts and destroys missiles with ease. It fires rapid bursts of heat and light energy, which disperse throughout the atmosphere in front of it. In other words, the Mara CIWS is an energy shotgun used to shoot down missiles. This system is actually quite effective, and has been tested on a variety of ships. Place it near the cockpit.
Designed by elite weapons designer Elara Chovsky, the Mara CIWS is exremely useful for destroying and intercepting incoming missiles. The name of the system comes from Elara's mother, Mara, who is currently a sustinence farmer on a colony in uncivilized space.
Pitch and Roll to move the turret. Using a joystick or the "use mouse as joystick" is highly recommended.
Fire it like any weapon (Spacebar or "fire guns").