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Compressed Atmospheric Gas is a type of resource.


Compressed Atmospheric Gas (or CAG) is a type of resource in No Man's Sky, grouped under the earth elements division.

Resources in this type are commonly used for crafting and charging technologies.


Gases can be harvested manually in trace amounts as secondary resources from certain types of flora in any biome, which must be scanned to reveal their secondary resources.

Gases can be harvested anywhere in specific biomes using Atmosphere Harvesters.

Gases can be mined industrially from Hotspots using Gas Extractors.


Minerals Available Nearby[]

The following types of minerals have been directly observed near hotspots:




  • The mineral hot-spot resources match the planet's available resources.
  • There are at least 16 hotpots available within 1050u from any location, which will include at least one of Power, Oxygen, Compressed Gas, Random Mineral, and an element specific to the system and the biome.

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