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This is a Random Event. Occurs in:

  1. Civilian Sector
  2. Engi Controlled Sector
  3. Engi Homeworlds
  4. Pirate Controlled Sector
  5. Slug Controlled Nebula
  6. Slug Home Nebula
  7. Zoltan Controlled Sector
  8. Zoltan Homeworlds
  9. Abandoned Sector
    Can also occur at an exit beacon and as a filler event in any sector.

Scans reveal a large asteroid field nearby. Short-range scanners may discover useful materials while we wait for the FTL to recharge.

  1. Explore the asteroid field
    • A brief exploration yields nothing of interest.
      • Nothing happens.
    • Scans reveal a number of asteroids with useful compositions. You extract some fuel.
      • You receive a high amount of fuel.
    • You discover the remains of ship embedded into an asteroid. It still has some functional missiles.
    • You happen upon an abandoned mining site. A few mining drones were left behind and could be re-purposed
    • The asteroid field proved more dangerous than expected. Some asteroids managed to get through your ship's defenses.
      • Your ship takes 5 hull damage, 1 damage to a random system and 1 damage with a fire to a random room.
    • A pirate ship hiding behind one of the larger asteroids attacks you!
  2. Too dangerous. We'll just wait for the FTL to charge.
    • Nothing happens.
  3. (Scrap Recovery Arm) Attempt to mine the asteroids.
    • You carefully extract as much usable material as possible from the nearest asteroids while waiting for the FTL to charge.
      • You receive a high amount of scrap.


This event is called "ASTEROID_EXPLORE" in the datafiles.