In any case, once you start investigating, the money will flow. Studying relatively common types of planets such as ice bodies and gas giants will earn you credits, but the real money is in mapping the rarer ones. Looking for planets to scan, you’ll be in corners of the galaxy that you might not have visited otherwise. So if you miss scanning planets in Mass Effect 2, or just looking for a way to earn a few extra credits in Elite, you should invest in a detailed surface scanner and do some research.
To truly “research a system and estimate the value of every planet or other body in a system, it must be scanned with special equipment, one astronomical body at a time.
How do I discover new systems in Elite Dangerous?
You must be in analysis mode to use the Discovery Scanner and Detailed Surface Scanner. If you wanted to fly from the bubble to Merope, which everyone and their dog did, fly straight up a few hundred light-years before planning a course so you don’t follow the same path that everyone else has taken. Once a body has been discovered, it is possible to image it with the detailed surface scanner thanks to the discovery scanner. The only way to find it is to write down the name. To find it, copy the name into the galaxy map search window.
How do I know if a Terraformable Elite planet is dangerous?
As others said, when you open the system map, it will show that this planet is suitable for terraforming when you select it. The first conference session on terraforming, then called planetary modeling, was organized in the same year. Terraforming or terraformation (literally earth shaping) is the hypothetical process of intentionally changing the atmosphere, temperature, surface topography, or ecology of a planet, moon, or other body to resemble Earth’s environment and make it habitable through Earth-like life. Other possible candidates for terraforming (possibly partial or paraterraforming) are large moons of Jupiter or Saturn (Titan, Callisto, Ganymede, Europe, Enceladus) and the dwarf planet Ceres.