I'm travelling a lot trying to reach the galaxy center, and I came across several random planets with the word "Prime" in their name. What's the reason of that?

Do Prime planets have different elements? Like resources or sentinels. Or is it a random word picked to complete the planet's name like a Roman number usually present?

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Planet names are generated by one of multiple styles.

In this case, 4-9 letters plus one of ten additions:

  1. Prime
  2. Major
  3. Minor
  4. Alpha
  5. Beta
  6. Gamma
  7. Delta
  8. Omega
  9. Sigma
  10. Tau

None of these generation methods/names are of any significance at all. The different names/styles are solely meant to provide some variation in planet names.

  • Ok now I feel dumb, I thought that Minor and Major were dimension related, and Gamma for radiation environment... I probably never encountered any Omega, Sigma or Tau one.
    – pinckerman
    Commented Jun 10 at 15:55
  • Well, it COULD have been like that
    – npst
    Commented Jun 10 at 16:31

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