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There are many types of planet in the universe. All planets of the same type are similar in color, mineral types, and general conditions (such as atmosphere and seismic activity). With the exception of Gas Giant, a moon may be any of these types as well.
Types with information
Acid Worlds are rich in common minerals. They appear green from space with a green and brown surface.
Alkali Worlds are rich in alkali base metals like Strontium and Barium. They appear green from space, with blotches of teal and blue on the surface. In Sol, Titan is an Alkali World.
Auric Worlds are worlds made of gold and gold compounds. These worlds are rich in precious metal minerals. They appear yellow from space.
Azure Worlds feature base metals like Vanadium and Molybdeum. They appear blue from space, with a blue, heavily cratered surface from orbit.
Carbide Worlds are rich in Carbon, a common element. They appear red from space and have a bright red and pink surface.
Chondrite Worlds appear violet from space, and blue, violet, and black from orbit.
Cimmerian Worlds have some common minerals, like Ammonia and Methanol. They appear red from space and have a dark purple and red-brown surface.
Crimson Worlds feature some base metals and corrosive minerals. Life may be present on a Crimson world. They appear red from space, and have a heavily cratered red surface.
Cyanic Worlds appear green from space, and have dark green surfaces. They usually have large quantities of common minerals, typically Cyano-acetylene. In Sol, Ganymede is a Cyanic World.
Dust Worlds have some base metals. They appear red from space and have a dark red surface with blotches of pink and brown. In Sol, Mars is a Dust World. The Druuge homeworld is also a Dust World.
Emerald Worlds appear green from space, and have bright green crystal-patterned surfaces. They are rich in exotic minerals, such as Antimatter and Aguuti Nodules.
Gas Giants get their name from the fact that they are incredibly large planets composed of gases. Because they are made of gas, you cannot land on them or collect minerals from them. They do however often have many moons. The only known instance of life evolving inside a Gas Giant are the Slylandro. Gas giants come in a variety of colors, and feature a distinctive striped pattern visible from orbit. In the Sol system, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are Gas Giants. Moons in SC2 are rarely, if ever, Gas Giants.
Green Worlds have some rare earth metals. They also can support life. They of course appear green from space, and have a heavily-cratered teal-green surface.
Halide Worlds feature corrosive halide elements, such as Bromine, and the radioactive halide Astatine. They appear green from space and their surface is teal, green, brown, and grey. In Sol, Europa is a Halide World.
Hydrocarbon Worlds are planets rich in hydrocarbons, a common mineral. They appear blue from space, with a dark blue and dark violet surface.
Infrared Worlds feature some base metals. They appear red from space and have a light brown and red surface.
Iodine Worlds feature some base metals and corrosive elements, especially Iodine. They appear green from space and have a heavily-cratered yellow-green surface.
Lanthanide Worlds are worlds composed of the heavy rare earth elements. They are rich in elements like Ytterbium, Cerium, and Lanthanum. They appear yellow from space.
Maroon Worlds have base metals and common minerals. They appear red from space, and have a heavily-cratered red-violet surface.
Magma Worlds are worlds whose outer crust has been destroyed or weakened to a point where lava and other liquid metals from the core of the planet spew across the surface constantly. They are rich in radioactive, precious, and base metal minerals. The surfaces are extremely hot and any landings should be made with extreme caution unless landers have proper shielding. Magma worlds appear red-orange from space.
Magnetic Worlds have ferromagnetic metals, especially Iron, and a small amount of exotic Magnetic Monopoles. They appear green from space and have a brown-green surface.
Metal Worlds are rich in all sorts of metals, including precious metals, corrosives, and base metals. They appear red-orange from space, and have a heavily-cratered yellow and orange surface. In Sol, Mercury is a Metal World.
Noble Worlds are rich in noble gases, sometimes also having small deposits of common Helium. They appear blue from space, with a dark blue surface covered in large blotches of light blue.
Opalescent Worlds feature rare earth metals, noble gases, and base metals. They appear cyan from space, and have a sea-green surface.
Organic Worlds feature organic compounds, common minerals like Carbon Dioxide, Formaldehyde, and Free Radicals. While these sort of chemicals are related to life, there may or may not be alien life forms on an Organic world. Organic worlds appear cyan from space.
Pellucid Worlds usually have very small amounts of exotic minerals, typically Tzo Crystals, if any minerals at all. They appear violet from space, with pastel violets and blues on the surface. In Sol, Pluto and Callisto are Pellucid worlds.
Primordial Worlds have common minerals and base metals. They appear green from space and their surface is many shades of green. In Sol, Venus is a Primordial World. The Ilwrath homeworld is also a Primordial World.
Purple Worlds have some base metals. They appear violet from space with a heavily-cratered purple surface.
Quasi-Degenerate Worlds have some exotic Degenerate materials. They appear green from space and have a dark-green surface.
Radioactive Worlds possess good deals of radioactive minerals. Although they give a nice reward, they are fairly hard to find. They appear bright orange from space, and have a brilliant pink and orange surface. In Sol, Io is a Radioactive World.
Rainbow Worlds are the garbage dumps supposedly built by the Precursors. There are only 10 in existance, but they are said to be arranged in a pattern that would be a clue to the Precursors' fate. The Rainbow Worlds possess good mineral yields, but more importantly, the Melnorme will give 500 credits for each one you find. Rainbow worlds appear yellow from space, but from orbit appear to have colors from across the spectrum, hence their name.
Redux Worlds have base metals and corrosive minerals like Oxygen, Chlorine, and Sulfur. They appear green from space, and have a very dark green surface with medium pale brown splotches. The VUX, Zoq-Fot-Pik and Burvixese homeworlds are Redux Worlds.
Ruby Worlds are a very rare type of planet, covered with the coveted exotic minerals, especially Neutronium and Tzo Crystals. Two prominent Ruby Worlds have a hellish surface temperature and lack an atmosphere. They appear red from space, and have a crystal-patterned surface visible from orbit.
Sapphire Worlds appear cyan from space, and have bright blue crystal-patterned surfaces. They are rich in exotic minerals, such as Super Fluids and Reisburg Helices. The Chenjesu homeworld is a Sapphire World.
Selenic Worlds feature base metals like Selenium, Calcium, and Aluminum. They appear grey from space and have a heavily cratered grey surface. In Sol, Luna is a Selenic world.
Shattered or Cracked Worlds are former Water or Telluric Worlds that had their crusts shattered by the Mycon Deep Children. They appear orange from space, and have black surfaces with orange lava rivers across it. They usually have very large quantities of base metals, precious and radioactive minerals, but also have very hostile tectonic conditions, often close to class 8. All of the known Shattered Worlds are located in Mycon space.
Super-Dense Worlds, as their name implies, feature very dense base metals such as Lead. Their high density causes seismic instability. They appear violet from space and have a dark violet and dark teal surface.
Telluric Worlds have precious and base metals. They can support life. They appear blue from space but have a white, brown, and pale blue surface.
Treasure Worlds are rich in precious minerals like Gold and Silver. They appear yellow from space with a somewhat shiney gray surface with golden patches.
Ultramarine Worlds are rich in rare earth minerals like Holmium, and sometimes feature life. They appear blue from space, and very dark blue from orbit.
Urea Worlds have some common minerals like Ammonia. They appear yellow from space, and have a heavily cratered, dull golden surface.
Vinylogous Worlds have base metals and common minerals. They appear violet from space and have a dull lavender surface. In Sol, Triton is a Vinylogous World.
Water Worlds are planetary bodies in which the majority of the surface is covered in water (or ice). They are uncommon in the galaxy. When found within more moderate orbits, however, they have a higher chance of having life evolve on them. Many of the advanced races' homeworlds are water worlds, including Earth, Spathiwa, and Gaia. The Mycon favor these planets as targets for their Deep Children, who transform them into Shattered Worlds.
Water worlds typically are rich is base metals, though rare deposits of radioactive and corrosive metals can sometimes be found on the more degenerate water worlds. They appear blue from space with a dark blue surface with white clouds and brown land masses.
Yttric Worlds are worlds composed of Yttrium and Ytterbium. They hold rare earth metals and base metals. They appear violet from space and and have a lavender surface with dull cyan splotches.
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