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An '''anomaly''' is represented by survey readings that deviate from what is normal. When a [[science ship]] [[survey]]s a celestial body it may identify an anomaly that needs further investigation. Anomalies have their own tab in the Situation Log.
 
An '''anomaly''' is represented by survey readings that deviate from what is normal. When a [[science ship]] [[survey]]s a celestial body it may identify an anomaly that needs further investigation. Anomalies have their own tab in the Situation Log.
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To investigate an anomaly, a science ship with a scientist on board must be present at the celestial body where the anomaly is located. Investigating them takes time, which is determined by the level of the scientist minus the difficulty level of the anomaly. As such, anomalies of higher levels are often best left off until a skilled scientist can study them faster.
 
To investigate an anomaly, a science ship with a scientist on board must be present at the celestial body where the anomaly is located. Investigating them takes time, which is determined by the level of the scientist minus the difficulty level of the anomaly. As such, anomalies of higher levels are often best left off until a skilled scientist can study them faster.
  
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== Anomaly List ==
 
== Anomaly List ==
Each Anomaly except ''Ancient Signs of Life'' can only be found x times where x is the number of possible outcomes (see below).
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Each Anomaly can only be found x times where x is the number of possible outcomes. Once a certain outcome of an anomaly has occurred, the same outcome cannot happen if the anomaly is discovered again.
Once a certain outcome of an anomaly has occurred, the same outcome cannot happen again even if you find the anomaly again; one of the remaining outcomes will occur.
 
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{| class ="wikitable sortable" style="float: left; margin-right: 30px;"
 
{| class ="wikitable sortable" style="float: left; margin-right: 30px;"
! Anomaly !! Level !! Outcomes !! Celestial body
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! Anomaly (single outcome) !! Level !! Rewards !! Celestial body !! Empire
 
|-
 
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| Abandoned Station || 3 || 1 || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid
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| Icy Plains || 4 || {{icon|engineering}} || [[File:Planet arctic.png|24px]] Arctic ||
 
|-
 
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| Alien Machine || 3 || 1 || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid
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| Arid and Abandoned || 6 || {{icon|minerals}}{{icon|influence}}{{icon|edict}} || [[File:Planet arid.png|24px]] Arid ||
 
|-
 
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| An Asteroid, Carved || 3 || 1 || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid
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| Arid Wastes || 3 || {{icon|energy}} || [[File:Planet arid.png|24px]] Arid ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Asteroid Collision || 1 || 1 || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid
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| Abandoned Station || 3 || {{icon|minerals}}{{icon|energy}} || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Asteroid Waves || 1 || 4 || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid
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| Alien Machine || 3 || {{icon|minerals}}{{icon|physics}} || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Astonishing Asteroids || 6 || 1 || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid
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| An Asteroid, Carved || 3 || [[Shrines to the Old Gods|event chain]] || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid || {{icon|no}}{{icon|gestalt consciousness}}
 
|-
 
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| Covered in Debris || 3 || 1|| [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid
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| Asteroid Collision || 1 || {{icon|minerals}} || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid ||
 
|-
 
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| Crashed Ship || 3 || 2 || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid
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| Astonishing Asteroids || 6 || {{icon|minerals}}[[File:Diplomacy research agreement.png|24px]] || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid ||
 
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| Dimensional Disturbance || 6 || 2 || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid
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| Covered in Debris || 3 || {{icon|minerals}} || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid ||
 
|-
 
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| Docking Hatch || 3 || 2 || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid
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| Mind the Minerals || 2 || {{icon|alloys}} || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid ||
 
|-
 
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| Dustbowl || 1 || 3 || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid
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| Mystical || 7 || {{icon|influence}}{{icon|happiness}}{{icon|leader lifespan}} || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid || {{icon|no}}{{icon|gestalt consciousness}}
 
|-
 
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| Energy Emissions || 1 || 2 || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid
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| Orbital Speed Demon || 4 || [[Orbital Speed Demon|event chain]] || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid || {{icon|no}}{{icon|machine intelligence}}
 
|-
 
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| Mind the Minerals || 2 || 1 || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid
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| Radiating Asteroid || 7 || {{icon|dark matter}} || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid ||
 
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| Mineral Cluster || 3 || 4 || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid
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| Spacecraft Remains || 4 || {{icon|physics}}[[File:Diplomacy research agreement.png|24px]][[File:Menu icon leaders.png|24px]] || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid || {{icon|no}}{{icon|gestalt consciousness}}
 
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| Mystical || 7 || 1 || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid
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| Unknown Insides || 3 || {{icon|energy}} || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid || {{icon|no}}{{icon|machine intelligence}}
 
|-
 
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| Odd Readings || 6 || 2 || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid
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| A Curious Signal || 2 || {{icon|influence}}{{icon|unity}}{{icon|happiness}} || [[File:Planet barren.png|24px]] Barren || {{icon|no}}{{icon|gestalt consciousness}}
 
|-
 
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| Orbital Speed Demon || 4 || 1 || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid
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| On the Barren Plains || 5 || [[Limbo|event chain]] || [[File:Planet barren.png|24px]] Barren || {{icon|no}}{{icon|gestalt consciousness}}
 
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| Radiating Asteroid || 7 || 1 || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid
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| Peculiar Crater || 7 || {{icon|living metal}} || [[File:Planet barren.png|24px]] Barren ||
 
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| Spacecraft Remains || 4 || 1 || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid
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| Winking || 5 || {{icon|engineering}}{{icon|physics}} || [[File:Planet barren.png|24px]] Barren ||
 
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| Unknown Insides || 3 || 1 || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid
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| Desolate Sands || 1 || {{icon|physics}} || [[File:Planet desert.png|24px]] Desert ||
 
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| Unknown Origin || 1 || 2 || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid
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| Ice Lit || 3 || [[File:Diplomacy research agreement.png|24px]] || [[File:Planet frozen.png|24px]] Frozen ||
 
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| Icy Plains || 4 || 1 || [[File:Planet arctic.png|24px]] Arctic
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| Something Smells || 2 || {{icon|society}} || [[File:Planet frozen.png|24px]] Frozen ||
 
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| Arid and Abandoned || 6 || 1 || [[File:Planet arid.png|24px]] Arid
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| Minesweeper || 2 || {{icon|leader experience gain}} || [[File:Planet gaia.png|24px]] Gaia ||
 
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| Arid Wastes || 3 || 1 || [[File:Planet arid.png|24px]] Arid
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| Paradise Anticipated || 3 || {{icon|society}} || [[File:Planet gaia.png|24px]] Gaia ||
 
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| Ancient Signs of Life || 2 || 1 || [[File:Planet barren.png|24px]] Barren
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| Atmospheric Storms || 1 || {{icon|physics}} || [[File:Planet gas giant.png|24px]] Gas Giant ||
 
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| Looking Down" || 6 || 2 || [[File:Planet barren.png|24px]] Barren
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| Cargo Pod || 1 || {{icon|energy}} || [[File:Planet gas giant.png|24px]] Gas Giant ||
 
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| On the Barren Plains || 5 || 1 || [[File:Planet barren.png|24px]] Barren
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| Clouds Dance || 1 || {{icon|leader experience gain}} || [[File:Planet gas giant.png|24px]] Gas Giant ||
 
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| Winking || 5 || 1 || [[File:Planet barren.png|24px]] Barren
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| Gas Giant Ship || 5 || {{icon|influence}}[[File:Menu icon fleet manager.png|24px]] || [[File:Planet gas giant.png|24px]] Gas Giant ||
 
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| Continental Findings || 1 || 3 || [[File:Planet continental.png|24px]] Continental
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| Gas Giant Signal || 5 || [[Gas Giant Signal|event chain]] || [[File:Planet gas giant.png|24px]] Gas Giant ||  
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! Anomaly !! Level !! Outcomes !! Celestial body
 
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| Buried in the Sand || 4 || 2 || [[File:Planet desert.png|24px]] Desert
 
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| Desolate Sands || 1 || 1 || [[File:Planet desert.png|24px]] Desert
 
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| Dunes || 3 || 3 || [[File:Planet desert.png|24px]] Desert
 
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| Cold Hard Potential || 3 || 4 || [[File:Planet frozen.png|24px]] Frozen
 
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| Cold Wastes || 2 || 2 || [[File:Planet frozen.png|24px]] Frozen
 
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| Ice Lit || 3 || 1 || [[File:Planet frozen.png|24px]] Frozen
 
|-
 
| Something Smells || 2 || 1 || [[File:Planet frozen.png|24px]] Frozen
 
 
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| Minesweeper || 2 || 1 || [[File:Planet gaia.png|24px]] Gaia
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| Ice Ice Giant || 6 || {{icon|zro}} || [[File:Planet gas giant.png|24px]] Gas Giant ||
 
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| Paradise Anticipated || 3 || 1 || [[File:Planet gaia.png|24px]] Gaia
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| Promising Moon || 1 || {{icon|energy}} || [[File:Planet gas giant.png|24px]] Gas Giant ||
 
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| Aerostat Structures || 1 || 2 || [[File:Planet gas giant.png|24px]] Gas Giant
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| Terminal Orbit || 5 || {{icon|physics}} || [[File:Planet gas giant.png|24px]] Gas Giant ||
 
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| Atmospheric Object || 4 || 2 || [[File:Planet gas giant.png|24px]] Gas Giant
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| Heated Rhythm || 2 || {{icon|energy}}{{icon|engineering}} || [[File:Planet molten.png|24px]] Molten ||
 
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| Atmospheric Storms || 1 || 1 || [[File:Planet gas giant.png|24px]] Gas Giant
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| Drops in the Ocean || 3 || {{icon|happiness}}{{icon|edict}} || [[File:Planet ocean.png|24px]] Ocean || {{icon|no}}{{icon|gestalt consciousness}}
 
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| Cargo Pod || 1 || 1 || [[File:Planet gas giant.png|24px]] Gas Giant
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| Floating Value || 3 || {{icon|influence}}{{icon|minerals}} || [[File:Planet ocean.png|24px]] Ocean || {{icon|no}}{{icon|gestalt consciousness}}
 
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| Clouds Dance || 1 || 1 || [[File:Planet gas giant.png|24px]] Gas Giant
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| Kaleidoscopic || 2 || {{icon|leader experience gain}} || [[File:Planet ocean.png|24px]] Ocean ||
 
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| Gas Giant Ship || 5 || 1 || [[File:Planet gas giant.png|24px]] Gas Giant
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| The Winter of the Fallen || 3 || {{icon|influence}}{{icon|pop}}[[File:Menu icon leaders.png|24px]] || [[File:Planet nuked.png|24px]] Tomb || {{icon|no}}{{icon|gestalt consciousness}}
 
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| Gas Giant Signal || 5 || 1 || [[File:Planet gas giant.png|24px]] Gas Giant
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| Impossible Organism || 6 || [[Impossible Organism|event chain]] || [[File:Planet toxic.png|24px]] Toxic || {{icon|no}}{{icon|hive mind}}
 
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| Ice Ice Giant || 6 || 1 || [[File:Planet gas giant.png|24px]] Gas Giant
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| Pigment Poison || 7 || {{icon|happiness}} || [[File:Planet toxic.png|24px]] Toxic || {{icon|no}}{{icon|gestalt consciousness}}
 
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| Promising Moon || 1 || 1 || [[File:Planet gas giant.png|24px]] Gas Giant
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| Poison-coated || 2 || {{icon|minerals}} || [[File:Planet toxic.png|24px]] Toxic ||
 
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| Space Debris || 1 || 1 || [[File:Planet gas giant.png|24px]] Gas Giant
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| Toxic Construction || 8 || {{icon|minerals}}{{icon|society}} || [[File:Planet toxic.png|24px]] Toxic ||
 
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| Terminal Orbit || 5 || 1 || [[File:Planet gas giant.png|24px]] Gas Giant
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| Toxicity || 3 || {{icon|engineering}}{{icon|edict}} || [[File:Planet toxic.png|24px]] Toxic ||
 
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| Heated Rhythm || 2 || 1 || [[File:Planet molten.png|24px]] Molten
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| Among the Vines and Trees || 3 || {{icon|food}} || [[File:Planet tropical.png|24px]] Tropical || {{icon|no}}{{icon|machine intelligence}}
 
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| Drops in the Ocean || 3 || 1 || [[File:Planet ocean.png|24px]] Ocean
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| Scurrying || 4 || {{icon|influence}} || [[File:Planet tropical.png|24px]] Tropical ||
 
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| Kaleidoscopic || 2 || 1 || [[File:Planet ocean.png|24px]] Ocean
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| Tropical Oddities || 3 || {{icon|tile blocker}} || [[File:Planet tropical.png|24px]] Tropical ||
 
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| The Winter of the Fallen || 3 || 1 || [[File:Planet nuked.png|24px]] Tomb
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| Wooden Hegemony || 3 || {{icon|tile blocker}} || [[File:Planet tropical.png|24px]] Tropical || {{icon|no}}{{icon|machine intelligence}}
 
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| Impossible Organism || 6 || 1 || [[File:Planet toxic.png|24px]] Toxic
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| Possible Inhabitants || 3 || {{icon|minerals}}{{icon|pop}} || [[File:Planet arid.png|24px]][[File:Planet desert.png|24px]][[File:Planet savannah.png|24px]] Dry Planet || {{icon|no}}{{icon|gestalt consciousness}}
 
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| Pigment Poison || 7 || 1 || [[File:Planet toxic.png|24px]] Toxic
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| Parked || 8 || {{icon|influence}}[[File:Menu icon fleet manager.png|24px]] || Any Habitable Planet ||
 
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| Poison-coated || 2 || 1 || [[File:Planet toxic.png|24px]] Toxic
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| Planetary Scars || 4 || [[File:Diplomacy research agreement.png|24px]] || Any Habitable Planet ||
 
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| Signs of Former Habitation || 1 || 2 || [[File:Planet toxic.png|24px]] Toxic
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| Rubiconian Shores || 7 || [[Drifting Battlefield|event chain]] || Any Habitable Planet ||
 
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| Toxic Construction || 8 || 1 || [[File:Planet toxic.png|24px]] Toxic
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| Steamrolled || 1 || {{icon|tile blocker}} || Any Habitable Planet ||
 
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| Toxicity || 3 || 1 || [[File:Planet toxic.png|24px]] Toxic
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| Ancient Shipyard || 4 || [[File:Menu icon fleet manager.png|24px]] || Any Uninhabitable Planet ||
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! Anomaly !! Level !! Outcomes !! Celestial body
 
 
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| Among the Vines and Trees || 3 || 1 || [[File:Planet tropical.png|24px]] Tropical
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| Asteroid in Orbit || 1 || {{icon|engineering}} || Any Uninhabitable Planet ||
 
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| Scurrying || 4 || 1 || [[File:Planet tropical.png|24px]] Tropical
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| Atmospheric Anomaly || 3 || {{icon|society}} || Any Uninhabitable Planet ||
 
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| Tropical Oddities || 3 || 1 || [[File:Planet tropical.png|24px]] Tropical
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| Doppler Effect || 3 || [[The Ransomers|event chain]] || Any Uninhabitable Planet || {{icon|no}}{{icon|gestalt consciousness}}
 
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| Wooden Hegemony || 3 || 1 || [[File:Planet tropical.png|24px]] Tropical
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| Life Signs || 2 || {{icon|society}} || Any Uninhabitable Planet ||
 
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| Possible Inhabitants || 3 || 1 || Any Dry Planet
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| Monoliths || 3 || {{icon|engineering}} || Any Uninhabitable Planet ||
 
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| Spotty Greenery || 4 || 2 || Any Wet Planet
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| Projecting || 3 || {{icon|engineering}} || Any Uninhabitable Planet ||
 
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| Monoliths || 3 || 1 || Any Habitable Planet
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| Signs of Battle || 4 || {{icon|engineering}} || Any Uninhabitable Planet ||
 
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| Steamrolled || 1 || 1 || Any Habitable Planet
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| Solar Sailer || 2 || {{icon|engineering}} || Any Uninhabitable Planet ||
 
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| What Hums in the Night || 5 || 2 || Any Habitable Planet
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| Space Station || 1 || {{icon|minerals}} || Any Uninhabitable Planet ||
 
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| Ancient Shipyard || 4 || 1 || Any Uninhabitable Planet
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| Strange Mountain Formation || 3 || {{icon|research}} || Any Uninhabitable Planet ||
 
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| Asteroid in Orbit || 1 || 1 || Any Uninhabitable Planet
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| Surface Beacon || 1 || {{icon|minerals}} || Any Uninhabitable Planet ||
 
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| Atmospheric Anomaly || 3 || 1 || Any Uninhabitable Planet
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| Surface Writing || 2 || {{icon|society}} || Any Uninhabitable Planet ||
 
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| Doppler Effect || 3 || 1 || Any Uninhabitable Planet
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| Unidentified Object || 2 || {{icon|research}} || Any Uninhabitable Planet ||
 
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| Life Signs || 2 || 1 || Any Uninhabitable Planet
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| Distress Signal || 2 || {{icon|society}} || Any Planet || {{icon|no}}{{icon|machine intelligence}}
 
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| Massive Impact || 2 || 2 || Any Uninhabitable Planet
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| Playful Ruins || 3 || {{icon|engineering}}{{icon|society}} || Any Planet || {{icon|no}}{{icon|machine intelligence}}
 
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| Projecting || 3 || 1 || Any Uninhabitable Planet
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| Improbable Orbit || 5 || {{icon|influence}} || Any Star ||
 
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| Signs of Battle || 4 || 1 || Any Uninhabitable Planet
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| Light Phenomenon || 3 || {{icon|energy}}{{icon|minerals}}{{icon|research}} || Any Star ||  
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| Solar Sailer || 2 || 1 || Any Uninhabitable Planet
 
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| Space Station || 1 || 1 || Any Uninhabitable Planet
 
|-
 
| Strange Mountain Formation || 3 || 1 || Any Uninhabitable Planet
 
|-
 
| Surface Beacon || 1 || 1 || Any Uninhabitable Planet
 
|-
 
| Surface Writing || 2 || 1 || Any Uninhabitable Planet
 
|-
 
| Unidentified Object || 2 || 1 || Any Uninhabitable Planet
 
|-
 
| Unusual Energy Readings || 2 || 4 || Any Uninhabitable Planet
 
|-
 
| Weak Signal || 2 || 2 || Any Uninhabitable Planet
 
|-
 
| Playful Ruins || 3 || 1 || Any Planet
 
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| Improbable Orbit || 5 || 1 || Any Star
 
|-
 
| Rainbow in the Dark || 5 || 2 || [[File:Black Hole.png|24px]] Black Hole
 
|-
 
| Nuclear Wasteland || 1 || 1 || [[File:Planet nuked.png|24px]] Earth
 
 
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The following Anomalies require the {{iconify|Distant Stars}} DLC and have only one possible outcome.
 
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{| class ="wikitable sortable" style="float: left; margin-right: 30px;"
 
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! Anomaly !! Level !! Celestial body
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! Anomaly (multiple outcomes) !! Level !! Outcomes !! Celestial body !! Empire
 
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| Alien Machine || 3 || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid
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| Asteroid Waves || 1 || 4 || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid ||
 
|-
 
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| Armed Vessel || 3 || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid
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| Crashed Ship || 3 || 2 || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Secret Heart || 5 || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid
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| Dimensional Disturbance || 6 || 2 || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Unscannable Object || 1 || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid
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| Docking Hatch || 3 || 2 || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Waterless Canyons || 1 || [[File:Planet barren.png|24px]] Barren
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| Dustbowl || 1 || 3 || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Gray Goo || 4 || [[File:Planet frozen.png|24px]] Frozen
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| Energy Emissions || 1 || 2 || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Inconsistent Readings || 1 || [[File:Planet frozen.png|24px]] Frozen
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| Mineral Cluster || 3 || 4 || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Metallic Crystal Formations || 2 || [[File:Planet frozen.png|24px]] Frozen
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| Odd Readings || 6 || 2 || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Alien Activity || 3 || [[File:Planet gaia.png|24px]] Gaia
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| Unknown Origin || 1 || 2 || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Familiar Compounds || 2 || [[File:Planet gas giant.png|24px]] Gas Giant
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| Looking Down || 6 || 2 || [[File:Planet barren.png|24px]] Barren ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Movement in the Clouds || 2 || [[File:Planet gas giant.png|24px]] Gas Giant
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| Buried in the Sand || 4 || 2 || [[File:Planet desert.png|24px]] Desert ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Solid Core || 3 || [[File:Planet gas giant.png|24px]] Gas Giant
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| Dunes || 3 || 3 || [[File:Planet desert.png|24px]] Desert ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Volcanic Vents || 1 || [[File:Planet molten.png|24px]] Molten
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| Cold Hard Potential || 3 || 4 || [[File:Planet frozen.png|24px]] Frozen ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Deep Tunnels || 1 || [[File:Planet ocean.png|24px]] Ocean
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| Cold Wastes || 2 || 2 || [[File:Planet frozen.png|24px]] Frozen || {{icon|no}}{{icon|gestalt consciousness}}
 
|-
 
|-
| Impenetrable Clouds || 1 || [[File:Planet toxic.png|24px]] Toxic
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| Aerostat Structures || 1 || 2 || [[File:Planet gas giant.png|24px]] Gas Giant ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Mysterious Construct || 5 || [[File:Planet toxic.png|24px]] Toxic
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| Atmospheric Object || 4 || 2 || [[File:Planet gas giant.png|24px]] Gas Giant ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Fleet Signatures || 4 || [[File:Black Hole.png|24px]] Black Hole
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| Space Debris || 1 || 2 || [[File:Planet gas giant.png|24px]] Gas Giant ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Heavy Pulse || 2 || [[File:F Star.png|24px]] Class F Star
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| Signs of Former Habitation || 1 || 2 || [[File:Planet toxic.png|24px]] Toxic ||  
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! Anomaly !! Level !! Celestial body
 
|-
 
| 42 Years and 3 Days || 3 || Any Habitable Planet
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Abandoned Settlements || 4 || Any Habitable Planet
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| Continental Findings || 1 || 3 || [[File:Planet continental.png|24px]] Continental ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Alien Life || 3 || Any Habitable Planet
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| Rainbow in the Dark || 5 || 2 || [[File:Black Hole.png|24px]] Black Hole ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Attractive Magnetism || 1 || Any Habitable Planet
+
| Spotty Greenery || 4 || 2 || [[File:Planet continental.png|24px]][[File:Planet ocean.png|24px]][[File:Planet tropical.png|24px]] Wet Planet ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Bizarre Blanket || 1 || Any Habitable Planet
+
| A Lush Planet || 4 || 4 || Any Habitable Planet ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Corrupt Survey Data || 4 || Any Habitable Planet
+
| Peculiar Patterns || 3 || 3 || Any Habitable Planet ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Isolated Ruin || 2 || Any Habitable Planet
+
| What Hums in the Night || 5 || 2 || Any Habitable Planet ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Megaflora || 1 || Any Habitable Planet
+
| Massive Impact || 2 || 2 || Any Uninhabitable Planet ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Resonant Crystals || 1 || Any Habitable Planet
+
| Tomb World || 4 || 2 || Any Uninhabitable Planet ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Overgrown Ruins || 6 || Any Habitable Planet
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| Unusual Energy Readings || 2 || 4 || Any Uninhabitable Planet ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Peculiar Patterns || 3 || Any Habitable Planet
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| Weak Signal || 2 || 2 || Any Uninhabitable Planet ||  
|-
 
| Deep Caverns || 7 || Any Uninhabitable Planet
 
|-
 
| Webwork || 2 || Any Uninhabitable Planet
 
|-
 
| Silent Behemoth || 2 || Any Uninhabitable Moon
 
|-
 
| Unusual Moon || 3 || Any Uninhabitable Moon
 
|-
 
| Encrypted Transmission || 2 || Any Planet
 
|-
 
| Supply Ship Wreckage || 2 || Any Planet
 
|-
 
| Interference || 1 || Any Star
 
|-
 
| Irregular Energy Emissions || 4 || Any Star
 
 
|}
 
|}
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=== Pioneer 11 ===
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=== Distant Stars anomalies ===
If the Sol system is present in the galaxy a random Asteroid might reveal a level 3 ''Debris Field'' Anomaly. Investigating it will discover the Pioneer 11 probe. If the empire is human it will gain 40-100 {{iconify|Influence}}. If the empire is alien on the other hand it will bring the following options:
+
{{expansion|dst}}
* Decipher the data disk and gain 120-250 {{iconify|Engineering}} Research while the science ship leader gains 200 Experience. The location of the Sol system is added to the situation log. Entering the system will grant 80-175 {{iconify|Influence}}.
+
Distant Stars anomalies have only one possible outcome.
* Sell the data disk and gain 120-250 {{iconify|Engineering}} Research.
+
{| class ="wikitable sortable"
* Use the data disk as furniture and gain 40-100 {{iconify|Influence}} if {{iconify|Xenophobe}} or {{iconify|Fanatic Xenophobe}}.
+
! Anomaly !! Level !! Reward !! Celestial body !! Requirements
 
 
== Precursors ==
 
[[File:Precursor Anomaly.png|330px|right|thumb|First League anomaly]]
 
The Precursors are long dead galactic empires predating even the fallen empires and the curators. Their ruins are scattered across the galaxy for the player to find via anomalies. Precursor anomalies grant a special project which once investigated grants a moderate amounts of {{iconify|Engineering}}, {{iconify|Physics}} or {{iconify|Society}} research as well as a precursor artifact. 6 artifacts are required to reveal the location of a precursor's home system.
 
 
 
If every precursor anomaly has been investigated but no empire managed to collect 6 artifacts a random event can trigger every 20 years and add another precursor anomaly on one of the previously investigated planets. The time is lowered to 13.3 years for {{iconify|Gestalt Consciousness}} empires.
 
 
 
AI empires can also sell a discovered artifact to Player empires for 1000 {{iconify|Energy}}. If the Player empire has the {{iconify|Warrior Culture}} civic it can threaten the AI empire to surrender it for free, the success rate depending entirely on both empires' Relative Power. Empires that hold a {{green|Protective}}, {{green|Friendly}} or {{green|Loyal}} attitude will offer the artifact for free instead of asking for payment. Each AI  Empire will only offer an artifact once.
 
 
 
The {{iconify|Ancient Relics}} DLC adds two more precursors that are discovered via Archaeology Sites instead of anomalies.
 
 
 
There have been 7 precursor civilizations:
 
{| class="mildtable plainlist"
 
 
|-
 
|-
! Precursor civilization
+
| Armed Vessel || 3 || 50 {{iconify|Influence}} or special project to gain 90-250 {{iconify|Engineering}} Research || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid || No empire discovered the same anomaly
! Homeworld
 
! Homeworld reward
 
! Home system deposits
 
! {{icon|anr}} Secrets special project cost
 
! {{icon|anr}} Secrets special project rewards
 
! DLC
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Cybrex || [[File:Planet ringworld.png]] Ruined Ring World
+
| Secret Heart || 5 || {{green|+1}} {{iconify|Rare Crystals}} deposit || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid ||  
|  
 
* {{icon|unity}} 240-9999 Unity
 
* {{icon|eng}} 350-2000 Engineering research
 
* {{icon|energy}} 350-2000 Energy
 
* {{icon|anr}}{{icon|minor artifacts}} 10-30 Minor Artifacts
 
* {{icon|anr}}[[File:R war forge.png|24px]] Cybrex War Forge Relic
 
* {{icon|anr}} Secrets of the Cybrex artifact action
 
| None
 
| {{icon|engineering}} 12000 Engineering research
 
| {{icon|megastructure build speed}} {{green|+10%}} Megastructure Build Speed
 
| None
 
 
|-
 
|-
| First League || [[File:Planet nuked.png]] Fen Habbanis III
+
| Unscannable Object || 1 || 90-250 {{iconify|Physics}} Research<br>{{green|+1}} L-Gate Insight in an L-Gate was discovered || [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid ||  
|  
 
* {{icon|unity}} 240-9999 Unity
 
* {{icon|soc}} 350-2000 Society research
 
* {{icon|influence}} 150-300 Influence
 
* {{icon|anr}}{{icon|minor artifacts}} 10-30 Minor Artifacts
 
* {{icon|anr}} Secrets of the First League artifact action
 
|  
 
* {{icon|research}} 10 of all research resources
 
* {{icon|minerals}} 10 Minerals
 
* {{icon|energy}} 10 Energy
 
| {{icon|engineering}} 6000 Engineering research
 
|
 
* {{icon|research speed (engineering)}} {{green|+15%}} Industry Research Speed
 
* {{icon|building build speed}} {{green|+10%}} Planet Build Speed
 
| None
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Irassian Concordat || [[File:Planet barren cold.png]] Irassia
+
| Waterless Canyons || 1 || {{green|+4}} {{iconify|Minerals}} deposit || [[File:Planet barren.png|24px]] Barren ||  
|
 
* {{icon|unity}} 240-9999 Unity
 
* {{icon|phy}} 350-2000 Physics research
 
* {{icon|minerals}} 350-2000 Minerals
 
* {{icon|anr}}{{icon|minor artifacts}} 10-30 Minor Artifacts
 
* {{icon|anr}}[[File:R pox sample.png|24px]] Javorian Pox Sample Relic
 
* {{icon|anr}} Secrets of the Irassians artifact action
 
|
 
* {{icon|research}} 10 of all research resources
 
* {{icon|alloys}} 5 Alloys
 
* {{icon|exotic gases}} 5 Exotic Gases
 
| {{icon|society}} 3000 Society research
 
|  
 
* {{icon|research speed (society)}} {{green|+20%}} Biology Research Speed
 
* {{icon|growth speed}} {{green|+5%}} Pop Growth Speed
 
| None
 
|-
 
| Vultaum Star Assembly || [[File:Planet barren.png]] Vultaumar Prime
 
|
 
* {{icon|unity}} 240-9999 Unity
 
* {{icon|eng}} 250-1500 Engineering research
 
* {{icon|phy}} 250-1500 Physics research
 
* {{icon|soc}} 250-1500 Society research
 
* {{icon|anr}}{{icon|minor artifacts}} 10-30 Minor Artifacts
 
* {{icon|anr}}[[File:R orb insight.png|24px]] Vultaum Reality Perforator Relic
 
* {{icon|anr}} Secrets of the Vultaum artifact action
 
|
 
* {{icon|research}} 10 of all research resources
 
* {{icon|energy}} 10 Energy
 
* {{icon|alloys}} 5 Alloys
 
* {{icon|exotic gases}} 5 Exotic Gases
 
| {{icon|physics}} 3000 Physics research
 
|
 
* {{icon|research speed (physics)}} {{green|+15%}} Computing Research Speed
 
* {{icon|amenities}} {{green|+10%}} Amenities
 
| None
 
|-
 
| Yuht Empire || [[File:Planet barren.png]] Yuthaan Majoris
 
|
 
* {{icon|unity}} 240-9999 Unity
 
* {{icon|energy}} 350-2000 Energy
 
* {{icon|minerals}} 350-2000 Minerals
 
* {{icon|anr}}{{icon|minor artifacts}} 10-30 Minor Artifacts
 
* {{icon|anr}}[[File:R cryo core.png|24px]] Yuht Cryo Core Relic
 
* {{icon|anr}} Secrets of the Yuht artifact action
 
|
 
* {{icon|research}} 10 of all research resources
 
* {{icon|minerals}} 10 Minerals
 
* {{icon|energy}} 10 Energy
 
* {{icon|alloys}} 5 Alloys
 
* {{icon|exotic gases}} 5 Exotic Gases
 
| {{icon|society}} 3000 Society research
 
| [[File:Decision animal wildlife.png|24px]] Initiate Yuht Cleansing Process Decision
 
| None
 
|-
 
| Baol || [[File:Planet nuked.png]] Grunur
 
|
 
* [[File:R baol.png|24px]] The Last Baol Relic
 
* Secrets of the Baol artifact action
 
| None
 
| {{icon|society}} 3000 Society research
 
| {{icon|terraforming cost}} {{green|-15%}} Terraforming Cost
 
| {{icon|anr}}
 
|-
 
| Zroni || [[File:Planet shroud.png]] Zron Prime
 
|
 
* [[File:R zro crystal.png|24px]] Psionic Archive Relic
 
* Secrets of the Zroni artifact action
 
| {{icon|zro}} 5 Zro
 
| {{icon|society}} 6000 Society research
 
| {{icon|research speed (society)}} {{green|+10%}} Psionics Research Speed
 
| {{icon|anr}}
 
|}
 
 
 
== Archaeological sites ==
 
{{expansion|anr}}
 
Archaeological Sites are areas where remains on ancient civilizations have been preserved relatively intact. That can be discovered on survey, generated at game start or discovered a few years after a planet is colonized. A site can have 1-6 Chapters in addition to an introduction Chapter. Each Chapter has its own narrative and rewards and has to be unlocked before it becomes visible.
 
 
 
Chapters are unlocked via Excavation. As long as an Archaeological Site is within an empire's borders that empire can task a Science Ship to excavate the side. The duration of an Excavation is determined by the Archaeological Site's Difficulty rating and can be reduced by {{green|-25%}} if the Scientist on the Science Ship has the {{iconify|Archaeologist}} trait. As the Scientist goes through excavations, it will roll a dice and add modifiers to the result, with the following formula:
 
'''Result = dice roll + archaeology skill + clues − difficulty'''. Additional events can also trigger at the end of each excavation.
 
 
 
{| class="mildtable sortable plainlist"
 
 
|-
 
|-
! Site
+
| Gray Goo || 4 || Random {{iconify|Industry}} technology<br>{{green|+1}} L-Gate Insight in an L-Gate was discovered || [[File:Planet frozen.png|24px]] Frozen ||
! Chapter 1 rewards
 
! Chapter 2 rewards
 
! Chapter 3 rewards
 
! Chapter 4 rewards
 
! Chapter 5 rewards
 
! Chapter 6 rewards
 
! Requirements
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Ancient Battle Site'''
+
| Inconsistent Readings || 1 || {{green|+3}} {{iconify|Physics}} deposit || [[File:Planet frozen.png|24px]] Frozen ||  
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
|  
 
* [[File:Menu icon technology.png|24px]] Random Technology
 
* {{icon|research}} 300-1000 Research
 
* {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 5-10 Minor artifacts
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| Uninhabitable planet
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Strange Asteroid'''
+
| Metallic Crystal Formations || 2 || 90-250 {{iconify|Engineering}} Research<br>200 {{iconify|Nanites}} if not {{icon|xenophobe}}{{icon|fanatic xenophobe}} Xenophobe<br>90-250 {{iconify|Society}} Research if {{icon|xenophobe}}{{icon|fanatic xenophobe}} Xenophobe<br>{{green|+1}} L-Gate Insight in an L-Gate was discovered || [[File:Planet frozen.png|24px]] Frozen ||
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
|
 
* [[File:Menu icon technology.png|24px]] Random Technology
 
* {{icon|research}} 300-1000 Research
 
* {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 5-10 Minor artifacts
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Moon Bump'''
+
| Alien Activity || 3 || 60-150 {{iconify|Society}} Research || [[File:Planet gaia.png|24px]] Gaia || No empire discovered the same anomaly
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|research}} 120-350 research
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| Uninhabitable planet
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Trench World'''
+
| Movement in the Clouds || 2 || [[Lost Amoeba]] event chain || [[File:Planet gas giant.png|24px]] Gas Giant ||
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| [[File:Menu icon technology.png|24px]] Random Technology
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| [[File:Planet barren.png|24px]] Barren
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Beautiful Bubble'''
+
| Solid Core || 3 || {{green|+2}} {{iconify|Exotic Gases}} deposit and 90-250 {{iconify|Society}} Research<br>{{green|+1}} L-Gate Insight in an L-Gate was discovered || [[File:Planet gas giant.png|24px]] Gas Giant ||  
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|society}} 150-500 Society research
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| Uninhabitable planet
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Beneath the Waves'''
+
| Volcanic Vents || 1 || {{green|+1}} {{iconify|Exotic Gases}} deposit and 60-150 {{iconify|Society}} Research || [[File:Planet molten.png|24px]] Molten ||
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
|
 
* {{icon|new worlds}} Random New Worlds Technology unlocked
 
* {{icon|society}} 150-500 Society research if all techs are researched
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| [[File:Planet ocean.png|24px]] Ocean
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Get to the Bottom'''
+
| Deep Tunnels || 1 || [[File:D teeming reef.png|24px]] Flooded Mounds planetary feature and [[File:PM Wild Storms green.png|24px]] Watery Grave planet modifier || [[File:Planet ocean.png|24px]] Ocean ||
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
|
 
* {{icon|new worlds}} Random New Worlds Technology unlocked
 
* {{icon|society}} 150-500 Society research if all techs are researched
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| [[File:Planet ocean.png|24px]] Ocean
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''City of Bones'''
+
| Impenetrable Clouds || 1 || {{green|+3}} {{iconify|Minerals}} deposit || [[File:Planet toxic.png|24px]] Toxic ||  
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 5 Minor artifacts
 
|
 
* {{icon|society}} 150-500 Society research
 
* [[File:Decision resources.png|24px]] Deploy Tissue Growth Stimulants decision
 
* [[File:Decision resources.png|24px]]{{icon|machine intelligence}} Construct Explosive Fungiform Housing Units decision
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| Dry planet
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Déjà Vu Dig'''
+
| Mysterious Construct || 5 || Special project to gain a unique Admiral leader if AI Policy is not ''Outlawed'' || [[File:Planet toxic.png|24px]] Toxic || No empire discovered the same anomaly
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| [[File:Menu icon technology.png|24px]] Random Technology
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| Uninhabitable planet
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Hole in the Ground'''
+
| Fleet Signatures || 4 || {{green|+3}} {{iconify|Society}} deposit || [[File:Black Hole.png|24px]] Black Hole ||  
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| [[File:Menu icon technology.png|24px]] Random Technology
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| Uninhabitable planet
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Strange Flows'''
+
| Heavy Pulse || 2 || {{green|+4}} {{iconify|Physics}} deposit || [[File:F Star.png|24px]] Class F Star ||
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| [[File:Menu icon technology.png|24px]] Random Technology
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| [[File:Planet molten.png|24px]] Molten
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Too Angled'''
+
| Ship Fragments || 1 || 120-350 {{iconify|Society}} Research || [[File:Neutron Star.png|24px]] Neutron Star || No empire discovered the same anomaly
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| [[File:Menu icon technology.png|24px]] Random Technology
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| Uninhabitable planet
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Dotted Archipelago'''
+
| Abandoned Settlements || 4 || Special project to gain the {{iconify|Brain Slug Host}} trait and 150-500 {{iconify|Society}} Research if not {{iconify|Machine Intelligence}}<br>150-500 {{iconify|Society}} Research if {{iconify|Machine Intelligence}} || Any Habitable Planet || No empire discovered the same anomaly
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| [[File:Menu icon technology.png|24px]] Random Society Technology
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| [[File:Planet ocean.png|24px]] Ocean
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Get Inside'''
+
| Alien Life || 3 || [[File:D dangerous wildlife blocker.png|24px]] Savage Wildlands planetary feature and {{iconify|Hostile Fauna}} planet modifier || Any Habitable Planet || No empire discovered the same anomaly
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| [[File:Menu icon technology.png|24px]] Random Society Technology
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| Uninhabitable planet
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Frozen Complex'''
+
| Attractive Magnetism || 1 || [[File:PM Ultra Rich.png|24px]] Soothing Magnetism planet modifier || Any Habitable Planet || {{iconify|Gestalt Consciousness}}
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
|
 
* {{icon|plasma accelerators tech|24px}} Plasma Accelerators technology
 
* {{icon|society}} 120-350 Society research if already researched
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| [[File:Planet frozen.png|24px]] Frozen
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Subterranean Hollows'''
+
| Bizarre Blanket || 1 || 90-250 {{iconify|Society}} Research || Any Habitable Planet ||  
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
|
 
* {{iconify|Hostile Environment Adaptation|24px}} technology
 
* {{icon|society}} 500 Society if already researched
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| Habitable planet
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Mutant Fossils'''
+
| Corrupt Survey Data || 4 || 60-150 {{iconify|Engineering}} Research and the planet disappears || Any Habitable Planet || No empire discovered the same anomaly
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 5 Minor artifacts
 
| [[File:D metal boneyard.png|24px]] Mutation Vats Planetary Feature
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| [[File:Planet nuked.png|24px]] Tomb
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Robot Debris'''
+
| Isolated Ruin || 2 || [[File:D levitating rocks.png|24px]] Zone A planetary feature || Any Habitable Planet ||
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
|
 
* {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 5-10 Minor artifacts
 
* {{icon|engineering}} 300-1000 Engineering research
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Target from Orbit'''
+
| Megaflora || 1 || 90-250 {{iconify|Society}} Research || Any Habitable Planet || {{icon|no}}{{iconify|Machine Intelligence}}
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|research}} 150-500 research
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| Uninhabitable planet
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Any Other Rock'''
+
| Resonant Crystals || 1 || [[File:PM Ultra Rich.png|24px]] Resonant Crystals planet modifier || Any Habitable Planet || {{icon|no}}{{iconify|Gestalt Consciousness}}
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|unity}} Permanent {{green|+5%}} Unity empire modifier
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| [[File:Planet molten.png|24px]] Molten
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Anyone Home?'''
+
| Overgrown Ruins || 6 || 120-350 {{iconify|Society}} Research if not {{iconify|Fanatic Purifiers}} or {{iconify|Determined Exterminator}}<br>90-250 {{iconify|Society}} Research if {{iconify|Fanatic Purifiers}} or {{iconify|Determined Exterminator}} || Any Habitable Planet ||
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| [[File:Menu icon technology.png|24px]] Random Society Technology
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| Uninhabitable planet
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Asteroid Blast Door'''
+
| Deep Caverns || 7 || {{green|+1}} {{iconify|Living Metal}} deposit and {{iconify|Living Metal tech|24px}}nology if not already researched || Any Uninhabitable Planet ||  
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 50-100 Minor artifacts
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| [[File:Planet asteroid.png|24px]] Asteroid
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Gas Giant Structure'''
+
| Webwork || 2 || {{green|+3}} {{iconify|Society}} deposit || Any Uninhabitable Planet ||  
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
|
 
* {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 6-10 Minor artifacts
 
* {{icon|energy}} 4000 Energy
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| [[File:Planet gas giant.png|24px]] Gas Giant
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''The Echoes Inside'''
+
| Silent Behemoth || 2 || {{green|+3}} {{iconify|Society}} deposit and 60-150 {{iconify|Society}} Research || Any Uninhabitable Moon ||  
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|society}} 150-500 Society research
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| [[File:Planet barren.png|24px]] Barren
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Fossilized Remains'''
+
| Unusual Moon || 3 || {{green|+3}} {{iconify|Minerals}} deposit || Any Uninhabitable Moon || No empire discovered the same anomaly
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
|  
 
* {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 10-30 Minor artifacts
 
* [[File:R ancient sword.png|24px]] Blade of the Huntress Relic
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| Colony
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Kleptomaniac Rats'''
+
| Encrypted Transmission || 2 || {{green|+1}} L-Gate Insight || Any Planet || System has an abandoned L-Gate
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 6-10 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 6-10 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 6-10 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 6-10 Minor artifacts
 
|  
 
* {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 10-30 Minor artifacts
 
* {{icon|undesirables}} Shard Leviathan awakens
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| [[File:Planet nuked.png|24px]] Relic
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Whispers in the Stone'''
+
| Metallic Sands || 2 || 90-250 {{iconify|Engineering}} Research<br>[[File:D dust desert.png|24px]] Nanosands planetary feature if planet is habitable<br>{{green|+4}} {{iconify|Minerals}} deposit if planet is uninhabitable<br>{{green|+1}} L-Gate Insight in an L-Gate was discovered || Any Planet ||  
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
|
 
* {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 10-30 Minor artifacts
 
* {{icon|rare crystals}} 500 Rare Crystals
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
|  
 
* Colony
 
* [[File:District mining.png|24px]] Mining District
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Ancient Tomb'''
+
| Supply Ship Wreckage || 2 || 300 {{iconify|minerals}} or 100 {{iconify|Influence}} || Any Planet || {{icon|no}}{{icon|fanatic purifiers}}{{icon|devouring swarm}}{{icon|determined exterminator}} Genocidal
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
|
 
* {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 10-30 Minor artifacts
 
* [[File:R severed head.png|24px]] Head of Zarqlan Relic
 
|
 
* Mid-Game
 
* Uninhabitable planet
 
* Fallen Empire exists
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Crashed Starship'''
+
| Interference || 1 || 60-150 {{iconify|Physics}} Research and 60-150 {{iconify|Society}} Research || Any Star ||  
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 10-30 Minor artifacts
 
| Uninhabitable planet
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''The Grand Herald'''
+
| Irregular Energy Emissions || 4 || 25 {{iconify|Influence}} or special project to give a scientist the {{iconify|Meticulous}} trait || Any Star || {{icon|no}}{{iconify|Gestalt Consciousness}}<br>No empire discovered the same anomaly
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
|
 
* {{icon|Minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
* [[File:Menu icon fleet manager.png|24px]] Titan (25-75% damaged)
 
| [[File:Planet arid.png|24px]][[File:Planet desert.png|24px]][[File:Planet savannah.png|24px]] Dry planet
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
=== Precursor sites ===
+
==== Heavy Readings ====
Precursor Archaeology Sites are visible only to the empire that starts the event chain and are used to advance the Baol and Zroni event chains.
+
If an anomaly is randomly discovered on a star and the system contains a Gateway the anomaly will always be the level 2 anomaly ''Heavy Readings''. Investigating the anomaly will issue a special project on the Gateway. Finishing the special project will grant 90-250 {{iconify|Physics}} Research and the investigating scientist will gain 2 skill levels and the {{iconify|Paranoid}} trait.
{| class="mildtable plainlist"
+
 
|-
+
=== Repeatable anomalies ===
! Precursor
+
There are two types of repeatable anomalies. The first is the ''Ancient Signs of Life'' anomaly, which can only be found on [[File:Planet barren.png|24px]] Barren worlds and will add the {{iconify|Terraforming Candidate}} planet modifier once investigated.
! Site
+
 
! Chapter 1 rewards
+
The second are anomalies with the name randomized based on the planet class which will reveal a pre-sapient species on the planet once investigated. Such an anomaly can be triggered once for each planet class, including {{iconify|Gaia}} and {{iconify|Tomb}} worlds. {{icon|fanatic purifiers}}{{icon|devouring swarm}}{{icon|determined exterminator}} Genocidal empires cannot discover these anomalies.
! Chapter 2 rewards
 
! Chapter 3 rewards
 
! Chapter 4 rewards
 
! Chapter 5 rewards
 
|-
 
| rowspan=4 | '''Baol'''
 
| Grunur Ruins
 
| {{icon|minor artifacts}} 5 Minor artifacts
 
|
 
* {{icon|minor artifacts}} 5 Minor artifacts
 
* [[File:Feature.png|24px]] The Barren site location
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
|-
 
| The Barren
 
| {{icon|minor artifacts}} 5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|minor artifacts}} 5 Minor artifacts
 
|
 
* {{icon|minor artifacts}} 5 Minor artifacts
 
* [[File:Feature.png|24px]] The Shattered site location
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
|-
 
| The Shattered
 
| {{icon|minor artifacts}} 5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|minor artifacts}} 5 Minor artifacts
 
| {{icon|minor artifacts}} 5 Minor artifacts
 
|
 
* {{icon|minor artifacts}} 5 Minor artifacts
 
* [[File:Feature.png|24px]] The Silenced site location
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
|-
 
| The Silenced
 
| {{icon|minor artifacts}} 5 Minor artifacts
 
|
 
* {{icon|minor artifacts}} 6-10 Minor artifacts
 
* [[File:Feature.png|24px]] Grunur system location
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
|-
 
| rowspan=4 | '''Zroni'''
 
| Abandoned Colony Ruins
 
| {{icon|minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
|
 
* {{icon|minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
* {{icon|society}} 150-500 Society research
 
* {{iconify|Psionic Theory|24px}} technology unlocked if not {{iconify|Gestalt Consciousness}}
 
* [[File:Feature.png|24px]] Zroni Minor Colony site location
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
|-
 
| Zroni Minor Colony
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
|
 
* {{icon|minor artifacts}} 1-5 Minor artifacts
 
* [[File:Feature.png|24px]] Zroni Major Colony site location
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
|-
 
| Zroni Major Colony
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
|
 
* {{icon|minor artifacts}} 6-10 Minor artifacts
 
* [[File:Feature.png|24px]] Zron system location
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
|-
 
| Zron
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
| style="text-align: center;" | {{icon|no}}
 
|
 
* {{icon|minor artifacts}} 10-30 Minor artifacts
 
* [[File:R zro crystal.png|24px]] Psionic Archive relic
 
|}
 
  
=== Excavation events ===
+
=== Pioneer 11 ===
If at the end of an Excavation phase the result is not high enough to grant a Clue or finish the Chapter then one of the following events may happen:
+
If the Sol system is present in the galaxy a random Asteroid might reveal a level 3 ''Debris Field'' Anomaly. Investigating it will discover the Pioneer 11 probe. If the empire is human it will gain 40-100 {{iconify|Influence}}. If the empire is alien on the other hand it will bring the following options:
* Science Ship Scientist dies, {{red|-2}} Clues
+
* Decipher the data disk and gain 120-250 {{iconify|Engineering}} Research while the science ship leader gains 200 Experience. The location of the Sol system is added to the situation log. Entering the system will grant 80-175 {{iconify|Influence}}.
* Archaeology team members die, {{red|-1}} Clues
+
* Sell the data disk and gain 120-250 {{iconify|Engineering}} Research.
* A dangerous situation is avoided, {{green|+3}} Clues
+
* Use the data disk as furniture and gain 40-100 {{iconify|Influence}} if {{iconify|Xenophobe}} or {{iconify|Fanatic Xenophobe}}.
* Choice to pay 100 {{iconify|Energy}} to get {{green|+3}} Clues or do nothing and get {{red|-2}} Clues
 
  
 
== Media coverage ==
 
== Media coverage ==

Latest revision as of 18:54, 29 June 2020

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An anomaly is represented by survey readings that deviate from what is normal. When a science ship surveys a celestial body it may identify an anomaly that needs further investigation. Anomalies have their own tab in the Situation Log.

When the investigation of an anomaly is complete, an event will pop up that can give various bonuses, such as research points, resources on a planet, or even a special project which requires further research investment to unlock benefits. Certain Ethics occasionally have additional options.

Each surveyed celestial body has a 5% chance of spawning an anomaly, which is increased by 0.5% for every surveyed planet with no anomaly before being reset. The Leader trait meticulous.png Meticulous trait also increases the chance of finding anomalies by 10%.

Level[edit]

To investigate an anomaly, a science ship with a scientist on board must be present at the celestial body where the anomaly is located. Investigating them takes time, which is determined by the level of the scientist minus the difficulty level of the anomaly. As such, anomalies of higher levels are often best left off until a skilled scientist can study them faster.

Level difference Investigation days
+9 (Inconsequential) 20
+8 (Inconsequential) 24
+7 (Trivial) 30
+6 (Trivial) 35
+5 (Very Easy) 45
+4 (Very Easy) 55
+3 (Easy) 65
+2 (Easy) 80
+1 (Routine) 100
0 (Routine) 120
Level difference Investigation days
-1 (Routine) 180
-2 (Challenging) 300
-3 (Challenging) 540
-4 (Hard) 720
-5 (Hard) 1080
-6 (Very Hard) 1440
-7 (Very Hard) 2160
-8 (Hellish) 2880
-9 (Hellish) 5760

Anomaly List[edit]

Each Anomaly can only be found x times where x is the number of possible outcomes. Once a certain outcome of an anomaly has occurred, the same outcome cannot happen if the anomaly is discovered again.

Anomaly (single outcome) Level Rewards Celestial body Empire
Icy Plains 4 Engineering Research Planet arctic.png Arctic
Arid and Abandoned 6 Minerals.pngInfluence.pngMenu icon policies and edicts.png Planet arid.png Arid
Arid Wastes 3 Energy Credits.png Planet arid.png Arid
Abandoned Station 3 Minerals.pngEnergy Credits.png Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Alien Machine 3 Minerals.pngPhysics Research Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
An Asteroid, Carved 3 event chain Planet asteroid.png Asteroid No.pngGestalt consciousness.png
Asteroid Collision 1 Minerals.png Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Astonishing Asteroids 6 Minerals.pngDiplomacy research agreement.png Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Covered in Debris 3 Minerals.png Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Mind the Minerals 2 Alloys.png Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Mystical 7 Influence.pngMod pop happiness.pngMod leader age.png Planet asteroid.png Asteroid No.pngGestalt consciousness.png
Orbital Speed Demon 4 event chain Planet asteroid.png Asteroid No.pngAuth machine intelligence.png
Radiating Asteroid 7 Dark Matter.png Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Spacecraft Remains 4 Physics ResearchDiplomacy research agreement.pngMenu icon leaders.png Planet asteroid.png Asteroid No.pngGestalt consciousness.png
Unknown Insides 3 Energy Credits.png Planet asteroid.png Asteroid No.pngAuth machine intelligence.png
A Curious Signal 2 Influence.pngUnity.pngMod pop happiness.png Planet barren.png Barren No.pngGestalt consciousness.png
On the Barren Plains 5 event chain Planet barren.png Barren No.pngGestalt consciousness.png
Peculiar Crater 7 Living Metal.png Planet barren.png Barren
Winking 5 Engineering ResearchPhysics Research Planet barren.png Barren
Desolate Sands 1 Physics Research Planet desert.png Desert
Ice Lit 3 Diplomacy research agreement.png Planet frozen.png Frozen
Something Smells 2 Society Research Planet frozen.png Frozen
Minesweeper 2 Mod leader species exp gain.png Planet gaia.png Gaia
Paradise Anticipated 3 Society Research Planet gaia.png Gaia
Atmospheric Storms 1 Physics Research Planet gas giant.png Gas Giant
Cargo Pod 1 Energy Credits.png Planet gas giant.png Gas Giant
Clouds Dance 1 Mod leader species exp gain.png Planet gas giant.png Gas Giant
Gas Giant Ship 5 Influence.pngMenu icon fleet manager.png Planet gas giant.png Gas Giant
Gas Giant Signal 5 event chain Planet gas giant.png Gas Giant
Ice Ice Giant 6 Zro.png Planet gas giant.png Gas Giant
Promising Moon 1 Energy Credits.png Planet gas giant.png Gas Giant
Terminal Orbit 5 Physics Research Planet gas giant.png Gas Giant
Heated Rhythm 2 Energy Credits.pngEngineering Research Planet molten.png Molten
Drops in the Ocean 3 Mod pop happiness.pngMenu icon policies and edicts.png Planet ocean.png Ocean No.pngGestalt consciousness.png
Floating Value 3 Influence.pngMinerals.png Planet ocean.png Ocean No.pngGestalt consciousness.png
Kaleidoscopic 2 Mod leader species exp gain.png Planet ocean.png Ocean
The Winter of the Fallen 3 Influence.pngPop.pngMenu icon leaders.png Planet nuked.png Tomb No.pngGestalt consciousness.png
Impossible Organism 6 event chain Planet toxic.png Toxic No.pngAuth hive mind.png
Pigment Poison 7 Mod pop happiness.png Planet toxic.png Toxic No.pngGestalt consciousness.png
Poison-coated 2 Minerals.png Planet toxic.png Toxic
Toxic Construction 8 Minerals.pngSociety Research Planet toxic.png Toxic
Toxicity 3 Engineering ResearchMenu icon policies and edicts.png Planet toxic.png Toxic
Among the Vines and Trees 3 Food.png Planet tropical.png Tropical No.pngAuth machine intelligence.png
Scurrying 4 Influence.png Planet tropical.png Tropical
Tropical Oddities 3 Tile Blocker.png Planet tropical.png Tropical
Wooden Hegemony 3 Tile Blocker.png Planet tropical.png Tropical No.pngAuth machine intelligence.png
Possible Inhabitants 3 Minerals.pngPop.png Planet arid.pngPlanet desert.pngPlanet savannah.png Dry Planet No.pngGestalt consciousness.png
Parked 8 Influence.pngMenu icon fleet manager.png Any Habitable Planet
Planetary Scars 4 Diplomacy research agreement.png Any Habitable Planet
Rubiconian Shores 7 event chain Any Habitable Planet
Steamrolled 1 Tile Blocker.png Any Habitable Planet
Ancient Shipyard 4 Menu icon fleet manager.png Any Uninhabitable Planet
Asteroid in Orbit 1 Engineering Research Any Uninhabitable Planet
Atmospheric Anomaly 3 Society Research Any Uninhabitable Planet
Doppler Effect 3 event chain Any Uninhabitable Planet No.pngGestalt consciousness.png
Life Signs 2 Society Research Any Uninhabitable Planet
Monoliths 3 Engineering Research Any Uninhabitable Planet
Projecting 3 Engineering Research Any Uninhabitable Planet
Signs of Battle 4 Engineering Research Any Uninhabitable Planet
Solar Sailer 2 Engineering Research Any Uninhabitable Planet
Space Station 1 Minerals.png Any Uninhabitable Planet
Strange Mountain Formation 3 Research.png Any Uninhabitable Planet
Surface Beacon 1 Minerals.png Any Uninhabitable Planet
Surface Writing 2 Society Research Any Uninhabitable Planet
Unidentified Object 2 Research.png Any Uninhabitable Planet
Distress Signal 2 Society Research Any Planet No.pngAuth machine intelligence.png
Playful Ruins 3 Engineering ResearchSociety Research Any Planet No.pngAuth machine intelligence.png
Improbable Orbit 5 Influence.png Any Star
Light Phenomenon 3 Energy Credits.pngMinerals.pngResearch.png Any Star
Anomaly (multiple outcomes) Level Outcomes Celestial body Empire
Asteroid Waves 1 4 Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Crashed Ship 3 2 Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Dimensional Disturbance 6 2 Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Docking Hatch 3 2 Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Dustbowl 1 3 Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Energy Emissions 1 2 Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Mineral Cluster 3 4 Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Odd Readings 6 2 Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Unknown Origin 1 2 Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Looking Down 6 2 Planet barren.png Barren
Buried in the Sand 4 2 Planet desert.png Desert
Dunes 3 3 Planet desert.png Desert
Cold Hard Potential 3 4 Planet frozen.png Frozen
Cold Wastes 2 2 Planet frozen.png Frozen No.pngGestalt consciousness.png
Aerostat Structures 1 2 Planet gas giant.png Gas Giant
Atmospheric Object 4 2 Planet gas giant.png Gas Giant
Space Debris 1 2 Planet gas giant.png Gas Giant
Signs of Former Habitation 1 2 Planet toxic.png Toxic
Continental Findings 1 3 Planet continental.png Continental
Rainbow in the Dark 5 2 Black Hole.png Black Hole
Spotty Greenery 4 2 Planet continental.pngPlanet ocean.pngPlanet tropical.png Wet Planet
A Lush Planet 4 4 Any Habitable Planet
Peculiar Patterns 3 3 Any Habitable Planet
What Hums in the Night 5 2 Any Habitable Planet
Massive Impact 2 2 Any Uninhabitable Planet
Tomb World 4 2 Any Uninhabitable Planet
Unusual Energy Readings 2 4 Any Uninhabitable Planet
Weak Signal 2 2 Any Uninhabitable Planet

Distant Stars anomalies[edit]

Distant Stars anomalies have only one possible outcome.

Anomaly Level Reward Celestial body Requirements
Armed Vessel 3 50 Influence.png Influence or special project to gain 90-250 Engineering Research Engineering Research Planet asteroid.png Asteroid No empire discovered the same anomaly
Secret Heart 5 +1 Rare crystals.png Rare Crystals deposit Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Unscannable Object 1 90-250 Physics Research Physics Research
+1 L-Gate Insight in an L-Gate was discovered
Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Waterless Canyons 1 +4 Minerals.png Minerals deposit Planet barren.png Barren
Gray Goo 4 Random Industry.png Industry technology
+1 L-Gate Insight in an L-Gate was discovered
Planet frozen.png Frozen
Inconsistent Readings 1 +3 Physics Research Physics deposit Planet frozen.png Frozen
Metallic Crystal Formations 2 90-250 Engineering Research Engineering Research
200 Nanites.png Nanites if not Xenophobe.pngFanatic Xenophobe.png Xenophobe
90-250 Society Research Society Research if Xenophobe.pngFanatic Xenophobe.png Xenophobe
+1 L-Gate Insight in an L-Gate was discovered
Planet frozen.png Frozen
Alien Activity 3 60-150 Society Research Society Research Planet gaia.png Gaia No empire discovered the same anomaly
Movement in the Clouds 2 Lost Amoeba event chain Planet gas giant.png Gas Giant
Solid Core 3 +2 Exotic gases.png Exotic Gases deposit and 90-250 Society Research Society Research
+1 L-Gate Insight in an L-Gate was discovered
Planet gas giant.png Gas Giant
Volcanic Vents 1 +1 Exotic gases.png Exotic Gases deposit and 60-150 Society Research Society Research Planet molten.png Molten
Deep Tunnels 1 D teeming reef.png Flooded Mounds planetary feature and PM Wild Storms green.png Watery Grave planet modifier Planet ocean.png Ocean
Impenetrable Clouds 1 +3 Minerals.png Minerals deposit Planet toxic.png Toxic
Mysterious Construct 5 Special project to gain a unique Admiral leader if AI Policy is not Outlawed Planet toxic.png Toxic No empire discovered the same anomaly
Fleet Signatures 4 +3 Society Research Society deposit Black Hole.png Black Hole
Heavy Pulse 2 +4 Physics Research Physics deposit F Star.png Class F Star
Ship Fragments 1 120-350 Society Research Society Research Neutron Star.png Neutron Star No empire discovered the same anomaly
Abandoned Settlements 4 Special project to gain the Trait brainslugged.png Brain Slug Host trait and 150-500 Society Research Society Research if not Auth machine intelligence.png Machine Intelligence
150-500 Society Research Society Research if Auth machine intelligence.png Machine Intelligence
Any Habitable Planet No empire discovered the same anomaly
Alien Life 3 D dangerous wildlife blocker.png Savage Wildlands planetary feature and PM Dangerous Wildlife.png Hostile Fauna planet modifier Any Habitable Planet No empire discovered the same anomaly
Attractive Magnetism 1 PM Ultra Rich.png Soothing Magnetism planet modifier Any Habitable Planet Gestalt consciousness.png Gestalt Consciousness
Bizarre Blanket 1 90-250 Society Research Society Research Any Habitable Planet
Corrupt Survey Data 4 60-150 Engineering Research Engineering Research and the planet disappears Any Habitable Planet No empire discovered the same anomaly
Isolated Ruin 2 D levitating rocks.png Zone A planetary feature Any Habitable Planet
Megaflora 1 90-250 Society Research Society Research Any Habitable Planet No.pngAuth machine intelligence.png Machine Intelligence
Resonant Crystals 1 PM Ultra Rich.png Resonant Crystals planet modifier Any Habitable Planet No.pngGestalt consciousness.png Gestalt Consciousness
Overgrown Ruins 6 120-350 Society Research Society Research if not Civic fanatic purifiers.png Fanatic Purifiers or Civic machine terminator.png Determined Exterminator
90-250 Society Research Society Research if Civic fanatic purifiers.png Fanatic Purifiers or Civic machine terminator.png Determined Exterminator
Any Habitable Planet
Deep Caverns 7 +1 Living Metal.png Living Metal deposit and Tech mine living metal.png Living Metal technology if not already researched Any Uninhabitable Planet
Webwork 2 +3 Society Research Society deposit Any Uninhabitable Planet
Silent Behemoth 2 +3 Society Research Society deposit and 60-150 Society Research Society Research Any Uninhabitable Moon
Unusual Moon 3 +3 Minerals.png Minerals deposit Any Uninhabitable Moon No empire discovered the same anomaly
Encrypted Transmission 2 +1 L-Gate Insight Any Planet System has an abandoned L-Gate
Metallic Sands 2 90-250 Engineering Research Engineering Research
D dust desert.png Nanosands planetary feature if planet is habitable
+4 Minerals.png Minerals deposit if planet is uninhabitable
+1 L-Gate Insight in an L-Gate was discovered
Any Planet
Supply Ship Wreckage 2 300 Minerals.png minerals or 100 Influence.png Influence Any Planet No.pngCivic fanatic purifiers.pngCivic devouring swarm.pngCivic machine terminator.png Genocidal
Interference 1 60-150 Physics Research Physics Research and 60-150 Society Research Society Research Any Star
Irregular Energy Emissions 4 25 Influence.png Influence or special project to give a scientist the Leader trait meticulous.png Meticulous trait Any Star No.pngGestalt consciousness.png Gestalt Consciousness
No empire discovered the same anomaly

Heavy Readings[edit]

If an anomaly is randomly discovered on a star and the system contains a Gateway the anomaly will always be the level 2 anomaly Heavy Readings. Investigating the anomaly will issue a special project on the Gateway. Finishing the special project will grant 90-250 Physics Research Physics Research and the investigating scientist will gain 2 skill levels and the Leader trait paranoid.png Paranoid trait.

Repeatable anomalies[edit]

There are two types of repeatable anomalies. The first is the Ancient Signs of Life anomaly, which can only be found on Planet barren.png Barren worlds and will add the PM Terraforming Candidate.png Terraforming Candidate planet modifier once investigated.

The second are anomalies with the name randomized based on the planet class which will reveal a pre-sapient species on the planet once investigated. Such an anomaly can be triggered once for each planet class, including Trait pc gaia preference.png Gaia and Trait pc nuked preference.png Tomb worlds. Civic fanatic purifiers.pngCivic devouring swarm.pngCivic machine terminator.png Genocidal empires cannot discover these anomalies.

Pioneer 11[edit]

If the Sol system is present in the galaxy a random Asteroid might reveal a level 3 Debris Field Anomaly. Investigating it will discover the Pioneer 11 probe. If the empire is human it will gain 40-100 Influence.png Influence. If the empire is alien on the other hand it will bring the following options:

  • Decipher the data disk and gain 120-250 Engineering Research Engineering Research while the science ship leader gains 200 Experience. The location of the Sol system is added to the situation log. Entering the system will grant 80-175 Influence.png Influence.
  • Sell the data disk and gain 120-250 Engineering Research Engineering Research.
  • Use the data disk as furniture and gain 40-100 Influence.png Influence if Xenophobe.png Xenophobe or Fanatic Xenophobe.png Fanatic Xenophobe.

Media coverage[edit]

A number of anomaly events can be solved in ways that will impact an empire's media views on the empire if not Gestalt consciousness.png Gestalt Consciousness. Such outcomes bring a Mod pop happiness.png Happiness modifier for 10 years.

Media Coverage modifier Happiness
Extremely Positive +40%
Very Positive +25%
Positive +10%
Negative -10%
Very Negative -20%
Extremely Negative -30%
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