SMALLER POINTS OF INTEREST
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A Knowledge Stone grants players a new word in the alien language corresponding to the star system they are in, either Gek, Korvax, or Vy'keen.
Each stone can only be used a single time unless used for special interactions in missions, in which case the knowledge stones can be used again for their normal language interaction.
They can be found randomly on planet surfaces, often near various waypoints. Each planet has its own invisible density value which determines the rate at which Knowledge Stones generate. On high-density planets, they may randomly spawn close together in groups of two or three. They are guaranteed to appear near ancient alien structures such as monoliths or ruins, with most typically having three nearby.
A version of these that look different can be found on Atlas Interface Stations. These are called Curiosity Beads.