How many planets are in No Man’s Sky? Total Planets, Types, and Galaxies Explained

Know everything about No Man's Sky!

No Man's Sky is one of the most famous space exploration/survival games. The main selling point of the game, when compared to other titles in the same genre, is its humongous universe and galaxies that are possible due to the procedural generation algorithm. The developers and many gaming pundits have even estimated that the game contains 18 quintillion planets and would take around 584 Billion years to explore every one. 

What is the different ecosystem in the universe?

No Man's Sky follows and mimics the ecosystem of our universe, which means there is a single universe that contains galaxies that, in turn, has star systems, planets, and so on. Look at the complete distribution of the hierarchy given below.

Universe > Galaxies > Regions > Star-Systems > Planets/Moons

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Total Planets, Galaxies, and Star-System in No Man's Sky

TypeNumber of Entities
Total number of Universe1
Total number of Galaxies255
Total number of Regions4.2 Billion
Total number of Star Systems2.2 Trillion
Total number of Planets & Moons18 quintillion or 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 

All different types of Galaxies in No Man's Sky

All the galaxies in No Man's Sky can be roughly divided into four groups.

  • Empty or Exhausted
  • Lush
  • Norm
  • Harsh

All different types of planets in No Man's Sky

All the 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 planets in the game can be classified into eleven different Biome types.

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Planet TypeFeatures
LushAn ideal planet for living filled with resources, temperatures, flora, and fauna like Earth.
BarrenThe second best planet for living contains everything similar to the lush, but only lacks in terms of plant diversity.
DeadAs the name suggests, they do not have any living things like plants or animals due to the lack of atmosphere. The only good part is they are rich in minerals and resources.
ExoticThey will have something unique to them. It can be the shape of the planet, animal/plant varieties, or the element for mining. 
Mega ExoticAn Exotic planet will be considered a Mega Exotic if large portions of its world have Exotic/unique contents.  
ScorchedThe planet will have a high atmospheric temperature due to a large amount of sulphuric, Solanium, and phosphoric content. Not at all suitable for living and can only be useful for gathering the prescribed resources.
FrozenSimilar to the biome of the scorched planet but has temperatures ranging in the opposite range. Extremely Useful for collecting resources like frost crystal, dioxite, and radon.
Toxic Everything on the planet, from the surface to the plants growing on it, will try to poison and kill you. You can explore and mine resources like ammonia, nitrogen, and jade peas.
IrradiatedSimilar to the toxic planets, radiation is the main thing trying to kill here. The planet is best for gathering uranium and other radioactive resources. 
MarshThe planet has a large number of caves and is damp. It has a rich range of plant diversity and the resources found are inconsistent.
VolcanicAs the name suggests, the planet has a lot of rocky and sloppy terrain with tons of volcanoes erupting constantly. The resource pool is a bit similar to the scorched.  

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