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There are 70 Surviving Mars achievements (50 without DLC) worth 5,012 (1,500)

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Mirror, mirror... in Surviving Mars

Mirror, mirror...105 (20)

Complete the Spheres mystery

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GibGirl
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Achievement won on 30 Jun 19
TA Score for this game: 2,914
Posted on 01 July 19 at 20:48
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You'll know when you've got the Spheres mystery when you find a partially-buried sphere on the map. Once it's found, you activate it by having drones attempt to pierce the surface, build a sensor tower nearby and attempt to communicate, and then finally build a power accumulator nearby and charge the sphere.

It's recommended that you *do not* do the final step of those three to activate the sphere until you're ready - read below about the effects, as they do threaten the livelihood of your colony if you're not prepared for the effects.

Once the sphere is activated, it will start floating around the map, and will begin draining energy from various buildings and facilities. It will cause a localized cold wave below the sphere, and will do radiation damage to any colonists until you complete the first piece of research.

As the spheres gain energy, they'll start to replicate. Eventually you'll get access to build Energy Decoys to trap spheres, as they proceed toward an "Event". This event will result in a full-map cold wave - be ready with sub-surface heaters and enough energy for the increased cost, as this can destroy your colony.

You'll eventually get another technology to research, which will allow you to use the Energy Decoys to decompose the spheres. Each sphere decomposition will result in the Decoy and Sphere being replaced with 50 of metals, rare metals, or polymers, depending on your choice. This can make it viable to take your time getting rid of the spheres if you have enough energy and heaters, as the resources earned can be nice.

You complete the event when the last sphere is decomposed. You're awarded a technology, the cold wave ends, and the achievement.
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