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.
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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.
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.
Chrondrite 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.
Dust Worlds have some base metals. They appear red from space and have a dark red surface with blotches of pink and brown.
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 radioactive elements like Astatine and corrosive elements like Bromine. They appear green from space and their surface is teal, green, brown, and grey.
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, Cesium, 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 base 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.
Noble Worlds are rich in noble gases. 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.
Primordial Worlds have common minerals and base metals. They appear green from space and their surface is many shades of green.
Purpule 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.
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.
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.
Super-Dense Worlds feature base metals. 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.
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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