Some planets are 100% barren. It appears that they have no caves or resources of any kind. Is there some secret point to them, or are they literally just... barren?

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from http://starbounder.org/Barren:

"Barren worlds are well suited to building because of their safe environment and relatively flat topography." Barren worlds have no spawns, so you can bring in farming supplies to create a farm that doesn't have to worry about mob spawns.

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    What a lonely place to live though...
    – Aventinus
    Aug 8, 2016 at 8:04
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    @Aventinus Actually, they're wonderful places to build. Thanks to the colony system, you can get a really populated outpost going, plus you are also able to grow trees and plants for a wide variety of plantlife. Add some captured creatures and you've got a very nice planet, without the dangers of a regular planet.
    – Mage Xy
    Aug 8, 2016 at 17:37
  • @MageXy I build on asteroid fields, that's wonderful :) Not sure if they allow colonies though. Nov 14, 2016 at 14:47

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