I've been thinking about this idea for a while and thought i could share it to get some opinions and/or other similar suggestions.
Whilst traveling to Glacio an idea popped into my head: Why not add comets into the game?
Here's how this could work:
One or multiple comets of different shapes and sizes which would visit the star system on a fixed schedule (preferably every 3+ Sylva days)
These would then result in occasional meteor showers in different parts of nearby planets
Of these meteor showers there would be a fairly rare chance of one of them managing to make it to the surface as meteorites (otherwise, it would be a cool light show!)
The meteorites that crash would be researchable or contain valuable materials (e.g. Silicon, Iron... You get the idea.)
You might be thinking, "What if the meteorites fell on my base?" or "What if these comets impacted the planet?!" or something related. Perhaps they could add meteor shields to prevent this from happening? Or they could program the comets to not impact the planets? I don't know. At this point i'm just looking for some ideas and/or opinions.
Looking forward to this being added to the game sometime in the near future.