Galaxy

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Summary[edit | edit source]

The universe of No Man's Sky is comprised of many galaxies, which are in turn comprised of many regions, each of which contain several star systems. All star systems feature 1-6 planets, often a number of moons, and a single space station.

Procedural Engine[edit | edit source]

According to game data manipulation, the procedural engine can generate up to 256 distinct-looking galaxies (using an 8=bit seed). It was originally believe that galaxies after the 256th would start looking like previously generated ones. However galaxy 257 Yilsrussimil Galaxy appears to be a new and unique galaxy like the previous 256.

Naming conventions[edit | edit source]

The first handful of names are not as whimsically chosen as they look. Euclid was an early Greek mathematician who defined some of the basic mathematical rules for defining two dimensional shapes in both 2D and 3D space. This is followed by the Hilbert Dimension; Hilbert space/transform is the mathematical framework that take calculus beyond two dimensional models.

Next up, Calypso breaks from the mathematical/spacial references but is still related. Calypso, Hesperius and Hyades are all names/terms that refers to the daughters of Atlas in Greek mythology. Beyond that point, the galaxies appear to have a similar naming scheme to the randomly generated planet names and are likely using the same generator.

Known Galaxies[edit | edit source]

The intent of the following list is to not only show a list of known galaxies, but to indicate the order in which they are visited by a player. When adding new galaxies, be sure to place them in the correct spot in the list.

Galaxies 1-50[edit | edit source]

Galaxies 51-100[edit | edit source]

Galaxies 101-150[edit | edit source]

Galaxies 151-200[edit | edit source]

Galaxies 201-256[edit | edit source]

Negative Galaxies[edit | edit source]

While no current legitimate means is known for the player to be able to visit negative number galaxies, they do exist. Unlike positive number galaxies, all negative number galaxies (so far) have a white center, the same as has Euclid. A short list of negative number galaxies is on the Negative Galaxies page.