Asteroids are harvested by tapping or clicking on them.
Harvesting an asteroid has a chance of depleting it, which reduces it size.
When "Small" asteroids are depleted, they are destroyed.
After an asteroid is harvested by a ship, there is a cooldown before that ship can harvest again. The cooldown timer is determined by the Item Rarity of equipped Harvesters. The cooldown can be halved by using Accelerate purchased on The Black Dollar Menu.
Harvesting Information for Nerds
Many players assume that asteroids grow in size over time, but this isn't the case, per se.
There is a static number of asteroids in the galaxy.
- When an asteroid is depleted and decreased in size, a random asteroid of the same type grows in size.
- When a small asteroid is destroyed, a new one of the same type spawns in a random location.