Scan animals, plants and minerals with the Analysis Visor (Key F). Once the Visor is activated, use LPM to analyse your target. Units are rewarded for each unique scan.
Every discovery is logged on the Discoveries Page (Esc). Systems and planets are automatically discoveres when visited.
Visit the Discoveries Page to rename or upload your discoveries and earn nanites.
Discovering all animal life on a planet rewards a large number of units.
Scanning plants and minerals with the Analysis Visor (Key F) reveals additional information and may yield extra resources when harvesting.
Rare and / or large creatures are worth more when discovered than common or small creatures.
Upgrades can be installed in your Multi-Tool to increase the reward from scanning creatures or plants.