Explorations enable you to find new enemy planets, gather espionage intelligence and steal overflow resources.
An Exploration will send units to find new undiscovered planets around the Universe. Once a planet is discovered you will see it in 🌕 Destinations and will be able to 🚀 Raid or 📦 Transfer to it.
There is a small chance to find nothing or to find an already known planet.
Explorations can be dangerous, if you get detected and have a very low 🧠 Intelligence Level you will be engaged in battle! Sending multiple 🇲🇴 Observers will increase your Intelligence Level for that 🛰 Exploration.
You can send any unit to explore, but 🇲🇴 Observers are meant for the job: fastest speed in game, cheapest to build and also lower your chance to be detected.
You can send an 🛰 Exploration to a specific destination by typing it:
/d12x34 (will send an exploration to 🌐
12x34. This is very valuable to do before an important 🚀 Raid. Read the Intelligence page to learn what intel you can gather from your enemy.
When exploring a planet that has overflow resources you will be able to steal up to 100% the capacity of your fleet, so it is a good idea to send explorations with Large Cargo Ships.
You can quickly see if planets you've explored have overflow resources by opening the 🌕 Destinations menu. They will have a 🔅 icon next to their name.
This is an easy and relatively safe way to steal resources without engaging in combat although keep in mind that with a low Intelligence Score you could be detected and challenged.