List of planet types

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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


Alkali Worlds are rich in alkali base metals like Strontium and Barium. They appear green from space.


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, cratered surface from orbit.


Chrondrite Worlds appear violet from space, and blue, violet, and black from orbit.

Gas Giant

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. 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.


Hydrocarbon Worlds are planets rich in hydrocarbons, a common mineral. They appear blue from space.


Lanthanide Worlds are worlds composed of the heavy rare earth elements. They are rich in elements like Ytterbium, Cesium, and Lanthanum. They appear yellow from space.


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.


Noble Worlds are rich in noble gases. They appear blue from space, with a dark blue surface covered in large blotches of light blue.


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 bio signs on an Organic world. Organic worlds appear cyan from space.


Quasi-Degenerate Worlds appear green from space.


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.


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 are rich in corrosive minerals like Oxygen, Chlorine, and Sulfur. They appear green from space.


Ruby Worlds are a very rare type of planet, usually with a horrible surface temperature, no atmosphere, and a lot of tectonics. They contain the coveted exotic minerals, especially Neutronium and Tzo Crystals. They appear red from space, and have a crystal-patterned surface visible from orbit.


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.


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.

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.


Yttric Worlds are worlds composed of Yttrium and Ytterbium. They hold rare earth metals and base metals.

Types that need information

  • Acid
  • Carbide
  • Chlorine
  • Cimmerian
  • Copper
  • Cracked
  • Crimson
  • Cyanic
  • Dust
  • Emerald
  • Flourescent
  • Green
  • Halide
  • Infrared
  • Iodine
  • Magnetic
  • Maroon
  • Metal
  • Oolite
  • Opalescent
  • Pellucid
  • Plutonic
  • Primordial
  • Purple
  • Sapphire
  • Selenic
  • Super Dense
  • Telluric
  • Treasure
  • Ultraviolet
  • Urea
  • Vinylogous
  • Xenolithic