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Mega Exotic with black and white colours, circular rock formations and mega-sized lush planet trees.

Mega Exotic is a variant of the Exotic Biome.


A Mega Exotic planet. Notice the yellow hue and the giant versions of underwater flora.

This variant of the Exotic biome is characterized by having mega-sized versions of objects found in other biomes, like giant circular rock formations, algae, smokestack plants, and trees. It has an atmosphere that refracts light into a certain colour, which can vary from a strong orange hue to a dismal black-and-white dystopia.

Though classified similarly to exotic planets, it seems to be on a class of its own. It has clear, normal and extreme weather with characteristics similar to lush planets. Flora and fauna here can be discovered. Waypoints are present if the system is inhabited. In the game file (found here), this biome is called Red biome in red systems, Green biome in green systems and Blue biome in blue systems.

From space, they look like any other planet. Look for them in red, green, blue, and sometimes yellow star systems if you are in an Empty or Lush galaxy.

Some planets of this biome don't have mega sized flora or minerals, but are similar to the Lush Biome, with a thick layer of grass and many normal sized trees covering the surface.

Name generation[]

Mega Exotic with blood red colours and scorched biome trees.

An example of Mega Exotic planet without mega-sized flora.

An example of Mega Exotic planet without mega-sized flora and with normal colours.

The biome type is indicated in the information panel when the player exits their starship. This is procedurally generated by adding one of the following prefixes to the Planet or Moon text.

There are exceptions indicated with 1 which do not receive additional text indicating the type of the astronomical body. The sequence is taken from the game file.

Sequence Red biome Green biome Blue biome
1. Crimson Planetary Anomaly 1 Planetary Anomaly 1
2. Planetary Anomaly 1 Lost Green Lost Blue
4. [REDACTED] Stellar Corruption Detected 1 Stellar Corruption Detected 1
5. Stellar Corruption Detected 1 Chromatic Fog Chromatic Fog
6. Chromatic Fog Vile Anomaly 1 Harsh Blue Globe 1
7. Vermillion Globe 1 Toxic Anomaly 1 Frozen Anomaly 1
8. Scarlet Doomed Jade Azure
9. Blood Haunted Emeril Cerulean
10. Wine Dark Deathly Green Anomaly 1 Ultramarine


The weather listed here can be clear, normal or extreme.

Sequence Red biome Green biome Blue biome
1. Burning Crimson Bilious Storms Frozen Mists
2. Scarlet Rain Deadly Pressure Variations Electric Rain
3. Fevered Clouds Harsh Toxic Wind Azure Storms
4. Carmine Winds Corrupted Blood Extreme Low Pressure
5. Red Mist Infinite Toxic Mist All-Consuming Cold
6. Flaming Hail Echoes of Acid Winds from Beyond
7. Vermillion Storms Poison Cyclones Unfathomable Storms
8. Rain of Atlas Inescapable Toxins Unimaginable Blue
9. Angered Clouds Clouds of Haunted Green Ultramarine Wind
10. Blood Rain Invisible Jade Winds Inverted Superstorms

Additional Information[]

  • The name generation and weather with their sequence are extracted from the 3.68 version of NMS_UPDATE3_ENGLISH.MBIN game file.
  • Many planets with this biome contain mega-flora that can be both scanned with the Analysis Visor and harvested with a Mining Beam. Research on these flora can be found on the Mega Flora Botanical Research page.

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