The Galaxy

Your empire lives in a roughly circular galaxy, which is organized as a set of hexagonal sectors. At the start of the first turn your game map shows your starting sector and the few nearby sectors that you can scan. Your telescopes alone can not tell you what wealth lies in unknown space, so in order to expand your empire and increase your income, you must send your ships forth and explore the galaxy. As you travel through the galaxy, you'll encounter a variety of objects: