Anomalies appear all over the map in scanned sectors. They can also result from meteor strikes, though this is rare outside high meteor areas. Sending an RC Explorer to analyze them will trigger their effects. An anomaly can be one of the following sorts:

  • Event: these trigger events, which can be associated with Mysteries or not
  • Research: instantly generate Research Points, which then contribute to any ongoing research
  • Breakthrough: reveal a tech on the Breakthrough tree in the Research Screen
  • Tech: enable specific techs to be researched, no matter their place on the tech tree