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In Kerbal Space Program, this corresponds to any anomaly that has been hidden in the game on the surfaces of bodies in the [[Kerbol System]] the Main Menu, in IVAs, and any other applicable area by the developers. This does not include bugs like [[terrain glitch]]es.
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In Kerbal Space Program, this corresponds to any anomaly that has been hidden in the game on the surfaces of bodies in the [[Kerbol System]] the Main Menu, in IVAs, and any other applicable area by the developers. This does not include bugs like [[terrain glitch|terrain glitches]].
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'''This page contains spoilers, as you have already been warned. For any who wish to preserve the sense of exploration, please [[Main Page|do not continue.]]'''
 
'''This page contains spoilers, as you have already been warned. For any who wish to preserve the sense of exploration, please [[Main Page|do not continue.]]'''
  
  
== [[Kerbol]] ==
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== Celestial Bodies ==
* None known
 
  
 
=== [[Moho]] ===
 
=== [[Moho]] ===
* Although itself a [[terrain glitch]], the [[Mohole]] (a large, steep vertical "tunnel" at [[Moho]]'s north pole) could be considered an easter egg, since anomalous forces are present around its rim, which may well be deliberate, and the fact that the mohole has its own [[biome]], the Northern [[w:sinkhole|Sinkhole]]. In the version 1.2 readme file, the changelog states that "Mohole given an empty PQSCity, which allows it to appear in KerbNet." suggesting the Mohole's are no longer glitches, but now permanent Easter Eggs.
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* Although originally a [[terrain glitch]], the [[Mohole]] (a large, steep vertical "tunnel" at [[Moho]]'s north pole) is often considered an Easter egg, and indeed was later "canonized" by the developers, being given its own biome (the "Northern Sinkhole") and [[KerbNet]] anomaly marker.
* One green meanie [[Monolith]] (Randomly spawns for each game)
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* One [[Green Monolith]] (Randomly spawns for each game)
 
 
  
 
=== [[Eve]] ===
 
=== [[Eve]] ===
* One green meanie [[Monolith]] (Randomly spawns for each game)
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* One [[Green Monolith]] (Randomly spawns for each game)
[[File:Green_Monolith.png|thumb|150px|A green Monolith on Eve.]]
 
==== [[Gilly]] ====
 
  
* Near the zero longitude meridian on Gilly, there is an anomalous "slot" in the terrain, which is about 2m x 1km in dimension.  On approach, you can see stars in the slot. Touching the slot with a Kerbal on EVA or with a craft will destroy the Kerbal or the craft.  It is not clear whether this is an intended Easter egg, or just a bug.
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<gallery>Green_Monolith.png|The aforementioned Monolith.</gallery>
* One green meanie [[Monolith]] (Randomly spawns for each game)
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=== [[Gilly]] ===
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* One [[Green Monolith]] (Randomly spawns for each game)
  
 
=== [[Kerbin]] ===
 
=== [[Kerbin]] ===
* Five [[Monolith]]s: one visible from [[KSC]], one by the tracking station at the [[Inland Kerbal Space Center]] ({{Kerbalmaps|20.6709|-146.4968|text=C}}), one at {{Kerbalmaps|35.5705|-74.9773|text=C}}, one at {{Kerbalmaps|-0.6403|-80.7669|text=C}}, and one at {{Kerbalmaps|-28.8084|-13.4401|text=C}}
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* Five [[Monolith]]s: one visible from [[KSC]], one by the tracking station at the [[Inland Kerbal Space Center]] ({{Kerbalmaps|20.6709|-146.4968|text=C|m=Inland%20Monolith}}), one at {{Kerbalmaps|35.5705|-74.9773|text=C}}, one at {{Kerbalmaps|-0.6403|-80.7669|text=C}}, and one at {{Kerbalmaps|-28.8084|-13.4401|text=C}}
* Destructible memorial to the old [[Mk1 Command Pod]] outside the level 3 [[VAB]].
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* A destructible memorial to the old [[Command Pod Mk1|Mk. 1 Pod]] outside the level 3 [[VAB]].
* A temple in the desert ({{Kerbalmaps|-6.4966|-141.6676|text=C}}) It is actually called Tut-Un Jeb-Ahn, if you crash into it.
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* A temple in the desert ({{Kerbalmaps|-6.4966|-141.6676|text=C}}) known as Tut-Un Jeb-Ahn, although this name can only be seen when a vessel crashes into it.
* A crashed flying saucer on northern ice cap ({{Kerbalmaps|81.9552|-128.5139|text=C}})
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* A crashed flying saucer can be found can be found embedded in the northern tundra. ({{Kerbalmaps|81.9552|-128.5139|text=C}})
* The [[Old Airfield]] ({{Kerbalmaps|-1.5288|71.9023|text=C}}) has a hangar containing old versions of these parts: a [[Command Pod Mk1]] (but scorched and oversized), an old [[FL-T400 Fuel Tank]] and an old [[LV-T45 Liquid Fuel Engine]].
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* The [[Island Airfield]] ({{Kerbalmaps|-1.5288|-71.9023|text=C}}) has a hangar containing the old, pre-artpass versions of the [[Command Pod Mk1|Mk. 1 Pod]] (rusted and oversized), the [[FL-T400 Fuel Tank]], and the [[LV-T45 Liquid Fuel Engine]].
* The level 3 [[flagpole]] at KSC can be climbed by Kerbals.
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* The level 3 [[flagpole]] at the [[Kerbal Space Center]] can be climbed by Kerbals.
* When the level 3 [[Astronaut Complex]] is destroyed, a toilet is visible in the rubble.
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* When the level 3 [[Astronaut Complex]] is destroyed, a large toilet can be found in the rubble.
[[File:Toilet KSC.png|thumb|150px|Toilet in the exploded Astronaut Center]]
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* In the ocean just south of the KSC, about midway between land and the southern ice cap (about {{Kerbalmaps|-30|-80|text=C}}), there is a giant smiley face carved into the ocean floor.
* In the ocean just south of the KSC, about midway between land and the southern ice cap (about {{Kerbalmaps|-30|-80|text=C}}), engraved into the ocean floor is a giant smiley face, best seen from orbit or on a topography map like [[:File:Kerbin heightmap.jpg]]. Also surprisingly it's really close to kerbin a lowest trench according to kerbal maps. Maybe there is some secret underwater down there?
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* The inland space center at {{Kerbalmaps|20.6709|-146.4968|text=C}} has its own biomes, just like the equatorial space center.
* The inland KSC at ({{Kerbalmaps|20.6709|-146.4968|text=C}}) actually has its own biomes, even including launch pad. if a flag is placed on it and you try to launch a rocket, it will make you remove the flag.
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* One Commnet station is called "Nye Island," named for science communicator [[w:Bill Nye|Bill Nye]].
  
==== [[Mun]] ====
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<gallery>Kermmunist_Launch_Site.png | The second space center, or "KSC2".
* Three [[Monolith]]s (or Munoliths) at {{Kerbalmaps|-9.8314|25.9177|Mun|text=C}},   {{Kerbalmaps|57.6602|9.1423|Mun|text=C}} and {{Kerbalmaps|-82.2062|102.9287|Mun|text=C}}
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Crashed Polar UFO.png | The crashed flying saucer.
* Three mun Arches at {{Kerbalmaps|12.4508|39.1959|Mun|text=C}},   {{Kerbalmaps|-12.4717|-140.9612|Mun|text=C}} and {{Kerbalmaps|2.4633|81.5310|Mun|text=C}}
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Toilet KSC.png | The toilet found in the rubble of the Astronaut Complex
* Neil Armstrong Memorial ({{Kerbalmaps|0.7017|22.7460|Mun|text=C}})
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File:Kerbin_ISA_Topo_0_21.jpg|The smiley face on the seafloor can be seen faintly in the left half of this map, just south of the equator.
* Crashed Flying Saucer ({{Kerbalmaps|-70.9572|-68.1388|Mun|text=C}})
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File:KSPHappyFaceB+W.png|The smiley face with enhanced contrast.</gallery>
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=== [[Mun]] ===
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* Three [[Monolith]]s (or Munoliths) at {{Kerbalmaps|-9.8314|25.9177|Mun|text=C}}, {{Kerbalmaps|57.6602|9.1423|Mun|text=C}}, and {{Kerbalmaps|-82.2062|102.9287|Mun|text=C}}
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* Three giant rock arches can be found at {{Kerbalmaps|12.4508|39.1959|Mun|text=C}}, {{Kerbalmaps|-12.4717|-140.9612|Mun|text=C}}, and {{Kerbalmaps|2.4633|81.5310|Mun|text=C}}
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* A memorial to [[w:Neil Armstrong|Neil Armstrong]], added shortly after his death in August 2012 ({{Kerbalmaps|0.7017|22.7460|Mun|text=C}})
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* A crashed flying saucer, identical to the one on Kerbin ({{Kerbalmaps|-70.9572|-68.1388|Mun|text=C}})
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* One [[Green Monolith]] (Randomly spawns for each game)
  
==== [[Minmus]] ====
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<gallery>File:Monolith.jpg|A Monolith (or Munolith) on the Mun.</gallery>
* Two [[Monolith]]s ({{Kerbalmaps|23.777|60.046|Minmus|text=C}}) (9º 51' 21" N 67º 37' 58")
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=== [[Minmus]] ===
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* One [[Monolith]] ({{Kerbalmaps|23.777|60.046|Minmus|text=C}})
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* One [[Green Monolith]] (Randomly spawns for each game)
  
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<gallery>Minmus_Monolith.png|The only Minmus monolith.</gallery>
 
=== [[Duna]] ===
 
=== [[Duna]] ===
* Giant Kerbal face, likely a reference to the [[w:Face on Mars|"Face on Mars"]] ({{Kerbalmaps|17.0571|-85.4587|Duna|text=C}})
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* A giant Kerbal face, a reference to the infamous [[w:Face on Mars|"Face on Mars"]] ({{Kerbalmaps|17.0571|-85.4587|Duna|text=C}})
[[File:Kerbal face.jpg|thumb|150px|The Giant Kerbal Face of Duna]]
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* A camera mast based on that of the [[w:Curiosity (rover)|Curiosity]] rover<!--see comparison pictures of discussion page before you change it to Spirit or Opportunity--> can be found sticking out of a boulder. Originally it was embedded in the terrain itself before later being moved to the boulder, likely to prevent different terrain settings causing it to appear floating or underground. ({{Kerbalmaps|-30.3419|-28.8103|Duna|text=C}})
* The camera which looks like that of the [[w:Curiosity (rover)|Curiosity]] rover<!--see comparison pictures of discussion page before you change it to Spirit or Opportunity-->, no longer buried in the soil as of 1.2 (now sticking out of boulder {{Kerbalmaps|-30.3419|-28.8103|Duna|text=C}})
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* On the southern ice cap, there is a pyramidal hill that emits an SSTV signal. The source of the signal was several hundred meters beneath the hill as of [[0.22]], but as of [[1.2]], the signal is back at the surface. ({{Kerbalmaps|-66.0536|-160.8941|Duna|text=C}})
* Hill making SSTV signal ({{Kerbalmaps|-66.0536|-160.8941|Duna|text=C}} but the source of the signal is now several hundred meters beneath hill as of [[0.22]]) It is now working as of 1.2
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* One [[Green Monolith]] (Randomly spawns for each game)
* One [[Monolith]] (36º 44' 30" N 32º 59' 1" E)
 
  
==== [[Ike]] ====
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<gallery>Kerbal face.jpg|The Face on Duna</gallery>
* Magic Boulder - '''Missing since [[0.18]]''' - The magic boulder used to orbit Ike at an altitude of 15 km with zero eccentricity and an inclination of 80 degrees. The mesh (physical surface) for the magic boulder did not match its texture (visible surface) which could result in ships apparently digging into the surface with no ill effect. It would also cause ships to explode seemingly spontaneously, sometimes metres away from the surface, displaying "''vesselname'' crashed into Magic Boulder" in the Flight Log. It also seemed to glow green as if radioactive, and there was a [[Monolith]] on its leading edge. The boulder had no gravity, did not appear in the map view and could not be targeted, much like any other easter egg, except in orbit. The Magic Boulder was re-added as a random asteroid as of 1.1.3 and cannot be found orbiting Ike, but can be found as an asteroid if you're lucky enough to track it. It's known to come in different colours: Pink, Orange, Blue, Red, Yellow and the good old green.
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=== [[Ike]] ===
* One green meanie [[Monolith]] (Randomly spawns for each game)
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* The Magic Boulder - '''Missing since [[0.18]]''' - The magic boulder used to orbit Ike at an altitude of 15 km with zero eccentricity and an inclination of 80 degrees. The mesh (physical surface) for the magic boulder did not match its texture (visible surface) which could result in ships apparently digging into the surface with no ill effect. It would also cause ships to explode seemingly spontaneously, sometimes metres away from the surface, displaying "''vesselname'' crashed into Magic Boulder" in the Flight Log. It also seemed to glow green as if radioactive, and there was a [[Monolith]] on its leading edge. The boulder had no gravity, did not appear in the map view and could not be targeted, much like any other Easter egg, except in orbit. [[List of easter eggs#Asteroids|A successor to the magic boulder]] was later added.
[[File:NewMagicBoulder.jpg|thumb|Magic Boulder asteroid in 1.1.3]]
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* One [[Green Monolith]] (Randomly spawns for each game)
  
 
=== [[Dres]] ===
 
=== [[Dres]] ===
*  Ring System of Asteroids - Asteroids now spawn around Dres in a circular formation. To be able to see and track the asteroids, you must travel to Dres first.
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* One [[Green Monolith]] (Randomly spawns for each game)
* One green meanie [[Monolith]] (Randomly spawns for each game)
 
  
 
=== [[Jool]] ===
 
=== [[Jool]] ===
* None known
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* Even though the "surface" of Jool is inaccessible (since it is a gas giant and parts are destroyed due to the pressure), there are still science logs for having landed on Jool: "You're not sure how you even landed on the surface of a gas giant. But it's probably best not to think about it for too long."
  
==== [[Laythe]] ====
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=== [[Laythe]] ===
* There is a biome called "The Sagan Sea" which may be a reference to Carl Sagan.
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* There are two biomes on Laythe named for famous popular science figures - the Sagan Sea and the Degrasse Sea, named for [[w:Carl Sagan|Carl Sagan]] and [[w:Neil deGrasse Tyson|Neil deGrasse Tyson]] respectively.
* One green meanie [[Monolith]] (Randomly spawns for each game)
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* One [[Green Monolith]] (Randomly spawns for each game)
  
==== [[Vall]] ====
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=== [[Vall]] ===
[[File:Vall Henge.png|thumb|Formation on Vall]]
 
 
* Stonehenge formation, sometimes known as Vallhenge ({{Kerbalmaps|-60.0862|83.7801|Vall|text=C}})
 
* Stonehenge formation, sometimes known as Vallhenge ({{Kerbalmaps|-60.0862|83.7801|Vall|text=C}})
* One green meanie [[Monolith]] (Randomly spawns for each game)
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* One [[Green Monolith]] (Randomly spawns for each game)
  
====[[Tylo]]====
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<gallery>Vall Henge.png|The Vallhenge</gallery>
* Crater with Carl Sagan's face [Removed]
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=== [[Tylo]] ===
* Cave-like formation ({{Kerbalmaps|40.1996|174.0016|Tylo|text=C}}). Between [[0.23]] and [[1.1.2]] ironically enough, the cave was hundreds of metres below the ground. Since [[1.1.3]] it is again on the surface.
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* A Cave-like formation can be found at {{Kerbalmaps|40.1996|174.0016|Tylo|text=C}}. Between [[0.23]] and [[1.1.2]] the cave was inadvertently placed hundreds of metres below the ground, but after [[1.1.3]] it has been fixed, and is once again on the surface.
* One green meanie [[Monolith]] (Randomly spawns for each game)
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* Although since removed, there was once a crater with a faint image of Carl Sagan's face coloring the terrain.
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* One [[Green Monolith]] (Randomly spawns for each game)
  
==== [[Bop]] ====
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=== [[Bop]] ===
 
* Dead [[Deep Space Kraken]] ({{Kerbalmaps|68.43|117.03|Bop|text=C}})
 
* Dead [[Deep Space Kraken]] ({{Kerbalmaps|68.43|117.03|Bop|text=C}})
 
 
* Large Orange Circle ({{Kerbalmaps|-4.74|-72.77|Bop|text=C}})
 
* Large Orange Circle ({{Kerbalmaps|-4.74|-72.77|Bop|text=C}})
* One green meanie [[Monolith]] (Randomly spawns for each game)
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* One [[Green Monolith]] (Randomly spawns for each game)
  
==== [[Pol]] ====
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<gallery>Bop_Deep_Space_Kraken.png|The dead Kraken.</gallery>
* One green meanie [[Monolith]] (Randomly spawns for each game)
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=== [[Pol]] ===
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* One [[Green Monolith]] (Randomly spawns for each game)
  
 
=== [[Eeloo]] ===
 
=== [[Eeloo]] ===
* One green meanie [[Monolith]] (Randomly spawns for each game)
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* One [[Green Monolith]] (Randomly spawns for each game)
  
== Easter Egg Narrative ==
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=== [[Asteroid|Asteroids]] ===
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* Rarely, asteroids can be discovered with a texture featuring glowing cracks in a variety of colors, very similar to the original Magic Boulder orbiting Ike.
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<!--ALTHOUGH I LOATHE STILL SEEING THIS I respect your right to talk about it, so I will leave it be. -Nova  -->
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=== Easter Egg Narrative ===
 
In a forum post from late 2013,<ref>[http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/54893-duna-sstv-transmission/&page=3#comment-854276 Kerbal Space Program forum post dated 23 December, 2013]</ref> [[Squad]] member Jeff C.(NovaSilisko) described an idea he had for connecting many easter eggs into a story concerning a civilization which predated the Kerbals. Experiments with interstellar travel resulted in the homeworld of this "precursor civilization" being flung out into an extremely distant orbit. Before they froze to death, they launched monoliths and other messages onto many planets and moons in hopes of seeding intelligent life. Instead, they created Kerbals, not-so-intelligent life.
 
In a forum post from late 2013,<ref>[http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/54893-duna-sstv-transmission/&page=3#comment-854276 Kerbal Space Program forum post dated 23 December, 2013]</ref> [[Squad]] member Jeff C.(NovaSilisko) described an idea he had for connecting many easter eggs into a story concerning a civilization which predated the Kerbals. Experiments with interstellar travel resulted in the homeworld of this "precursor civilization" being flung out into an extremely distant orbit. Before they froze to death, they launched monoliths and other messages onto many planets and moons in hopes of seeding intelligent life. Instead, they created Kerbals, not-so-intelligent life.
  
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The only element of this narrative which made it into the game is the SSTV transmitter on [[Duna]], which transmits an image originally intended to depict 4 members of the precursor civilization standing on their homeworld, with the logo of their government. Had the narrative story been completed, it would also have contained part of the orbital parameters. Because the story was never implemented into the game, this explanation for the SSTV signal's imagery is arguably non-canon.<ref>http://pastebin.com/3vvjushy</ref>
 
The only element of this narrative which made it into the game is the SSTV transmitter on [[Duna]], which transmits an image originally intended to depict 4 members of the precursor civilization standing on their homeworld, with the logo of their government. Had the narrative story been completed, it would also have contained part of the orbital parameters. Because the story was never implemented into the game, this explanation for the SSTV signal's imagery is arguably non-canon.<ref>http://pastebin.com/3vvjushy</ref>
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== Miscellaneous ==
 
== Miscellaneous ==
* While not easter eggs per se, the exact geographical poles of most bodies have highly unusual topography, usually making them inaccessible, see [[terrain glitch]].
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<!-- Terrain glitches were already mentioned at the top as not being easter eggs - no need to put them here too-->
 
 
 
=== [[Kerbal]]s ===
 
=== [[Kerbal]]s ===
[[File:Skin color comparison.svg|thumbnail|An average of the skin color in Kerbal arm textures compared to the rumored colors]]
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* The color of the Kerbals' skin is close to is <tt>#BADA55</tt> ({{ColorBox|#BADA55}}) in hexadecimal but does not match it exactly. The hexadecimal RGB value spells like “badass” in leetspeak. Some say <tt>#84D455</tt> ({{ColorBox|#84D455}}) is the color of a Kerbal which is even further away than <tt>#BADA55</tt>. This connection is rumored, because Kerbals can have a BadS flag, which is usually interpreted as ''badass''.
* The color of the Kerbals' skin is close to is <tt>#BADA55</tt> ({{ColorBox|#BADA55}}) in hexadecimal but does not match it exactly. The hexadecimal RGB value spells like “badass” in [[w:leet|leetspeek]]. Some say <tt>#84D455</tt> ({{ColorBox|#84D455}}) is the color of a Kerbal which is even further away than <tt>#BADA55</tt>. This connection is rumored, because Kerbals can have a BadS flag, which is usually interpreted as ''badass''.
 
  
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<gallery>Skin color comparison.svg|An average of the skin color in Kerbal arm textures compared to the rumored colors</gallery>
 
=== [[IVA]] ===
 
=== [[IVA]] ===
 
* Some of the cockpits have post-it notes and other humorous writings inside them. The writing is somewhat blurry on normal settings and hard to read, but still legible. For transcripts of the notes, see the respective part pages.
 
* Some of the cockpits have post-it notes and other humorous writings inside them. The writing is somewhat blurry on normal settings and hard to read, but still legible. For transcripts of the notes, see the respective part pages.
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* On the [[Communotron 88-88]] is the hexadecimal number 0x62656570. When 0x62656570 is converted to ASCII it spells "beep".
 
* On the [[Communotron 88-88]] is the hexadecimal number 0x62656570. When 0x62656570 is converted to ASCII it spells "beep".
 
* Also on the [[Communotron 88-88]], is the serial number 04101957, which is the launch date of [[w:Sputnik 1|Sputnik 1]], 4 October 1957.
 
* Also on the [[Communotron 88-88]], is the serial number 04101957, which is the launch date of [[w:Sputnik 1|Sputnik 1]], 4 October 1957.
* When the [[Mystery Goo™ Containment Unit]] is opened, revealing the holes, if one looks very closely in them, a faint smiley face can be seen.
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* When the [[Mystery Goo™ Containment Unit]] is opened, revealing the holes, if one looks very closely in them, a faint smiley face can be seen. There is also "Containment Vessel" sign inside of it
* When the [[SC-9001 Science Jr.]] is open, a message can be seen printed on the rear of the bay reading "Danger! Science Stuff".
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* When the [[SC-9001 Science Jr.]] is open, a message can be seen printed on the rear of the bay reading "Danger! Science Stuff" and [[w:Biological_hazard|Biohazard]] sign.
 
* The [[w:COSPAR designation|COSPAR designation]]s and names of both the [[w:International Space Station|International Space Station]] and [[w:Mir|Mir]] (in [[w:Cyrillic script|Cyrillic script]]) are printed on the [[Mobile Processing Lab MPL-LG-2]] hull.
 
* The [[w:COSPAR designation|COSPAR designation]]s and names of both the [[w:International Space Station|International Space Station]] and [[w:Mir|Mir]] (in [[w:Cyrillic script|Cyrillic script]]) are printed on the [[Mobile Processing Lab MPL-LG-2]] hull.
 
* The [[FL-T200 Fuel Tank]] has a very faint drawing on it which can just about be observed when fully zoomed in. The drawing becomes more visible during re-entry and appears to depict a failed re-entry procedure which has then been crossed out.
 
* The [[FL-T200 Fuel Tank]] has a very faint drawing on it which can just about be observed when fully zoomed in. The drawing becomes more visible during re-entry and appears to depict a failed re-entry procedure which has then been crossed out.
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* The Telus Mobility Enhancer is similar to the ladder on the A-10 "Warthog" Close Ground Support Plane.
 
* The Telus Mobility Enhancer is similar to the ladder on the A-10 "Warthog" Close Ground Support Plane.
 
* The LY series landing gear is a dual reference to Akron, Ohio based "Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company" and Buzz Lightyear from the Toy Story Franchise. On the tires,"Lightyear" is written.
 
* The LY series landing gear is a dual reference to Akron, Ohio based "Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company" and Buzz Lightyear from the Toy Story Franchise. On the tires,"Lightyear" is written.
*The Kerbodyne Launch escape system has the designation A-004, a reference to [[w:A-004|A-004]], the final test of the Apollo launch escape system
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* The Kerbodyne Launch escape system has the designation A-004, a reference to [[w:A-004|A-004]], the final test of the Apollo launch escape system
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* The Probodobodyne HECS says in the product description: "Despite concerns that one day, autonomous spacecraft cores could become self-aware and turn against their creators, or even become very stubborn against opening pod bay doors, Probodobodyne insists that these unmanned AI-driven devices are the way of the future." This is a reference to ''2001: A Space Odyssey'', in which the self-aware computer system HAL-9000 becomes very rebellious and eventually refuses to open the pod bay doors for the human astronaut Dave Bowman.
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<gallery>LadderWarthogComparison.jpg|A comparison between the ladder in-game and the ladder on the A-10.</gallery>
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*The PB-NUK radioscope thermoelectric generator discription says ‘not to be used a heating during emergency rover exursions’
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This is a reference to The Martian, a book and movie where the main character, Mark Whattney uses a similar generater as a heat scource when he drives across the surface of mars.
  
 
=== Loading Screen ===
 
=== Loading Screen ===
 
* While not that much of an Easter Egg instead of a reference, the loading screen makes a reference to [[w:The_Hitchhiker's_Guide_to_the_Galaxy|The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy]], stating "[[w:Answer_to_Life,_the_Universe,_and_Everything#Answer_to_the_Ultimate_Question_of_Life.2C_the_Universe.2C_and_Everything_.2842.29|Answering Ultimate Question]]" one of the well known phrases from the book.
 
* While not that much of an Easter Egg instead of a reference, the loading screen makes a reference to [[w:The_Hitchhiker's_Guide_to_the_Galaxy|The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy]], stating "[[w:Answer_to_Life,_the_Universe,_and_Everything#Answer_to_the_Ultimate_Question_of_Life.2C_the_Universe.2C_and_Everything_.2842.29|Answering Ultimate Question]]" one of the well known phrases from the book.
*During April fools, Nyan Cat can be seen flying across the screen. This is confirmed in 1.0.5-1.1<ref>http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/135651-its-april-fools-day/&do=findComment&comment=2487512</ref>
 
 
* As of 1.2, there are many more 'witty loading hints'.
 
* As of 1.2, there are many more 'witty loading hints'.
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* One of the loading hints is "Falling With Style...", which may be a reference to Toy Story when Woody says, "That's not flying, that's falling with style!"
  
 
== Main Menu ==
 
== Main Menu ==
 
* One of the two main menu images is that of a [[Kerbal]] standing on the Mun's surface, with Kerbin in the background. There is a 1 in 40 chance that a sand castle made of [[Mun]] dust can be seen near his feet.
 
* One of the two main menu images is that of a [[Kerbal]] standing on the Mun's surface, with Kerbin in the background. There is a 1 in 40 chance that a sand castle made of [[Mun]] dust can be seen near his feet.
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<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
File:Menu easter egg.png|The Mun dust castle.
 
File:Menu easter egg.png|The Mun dust castle.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 
 
== Scenarios ==
 
== Scenarios ==
[[File:KerbalXXScenario.png|thumb|right|The Kerbal XX orbiting Duna]]
 
 
* During the Space Station One scenario, by zooming out far enough to show the planetary map, a ship by the name of '[[Kerbal XX]]' can be seen orbiting around Duna in a near-equatorial orbit (as of 0.23)
 
* During the Space Station One scenario, by zooming out far enough to show the planetary map, a ship by the name of '[[Kerbal XX]]' can be seen orbiting around Duna in a near-equatorial orbit (as of 0.23)
  
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File:Kerbal XX.png|Kerbal XX from the Station 1 scenario.
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== Patcher ==
 
== Patcher ==
 
*If you look into the patcher log, before updating, the log says "HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTS!"
 
*If you look into the patcher log, before updating, the log says "HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTS!"
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== References ==
 
== References ==
 
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== Gallery ==
 
<gallery>
 
File:KSPHappyFace.png|Happy face engraved on Kerbin's ocean floor.
 
File:KSPHappyFaceB+W.png|Happy face with increased brightness and contrast.
 
File:goo_smiley_face.png|Goo Canister face with increased brightness and contrast.
 
File:Kerbal XX.png|Kerbal XX from the Station 1 scenario.
 
File:Drawings on FL-T200 Fuel Tank.png|Drawings made by a rather pessimistic Kerbal engineer.
 
File:Monolith.jpg|A Monolith on the Mun (aka Munolith)
 
File:Slot gilly.png|The Gilly's "slot"
 
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
* “[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJBSea-3DHs Visiting the Magic Boulder In Kerbal Space Program]” video by Scott Manley
 
* “[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJBSea-3DHs Visiting the Magic Boulder In Kerbal Space Program]” video by Scott Manley
 
* “[http://www.kerbalmaps.com/ KerbalMaps.com]” Map with all anomalies and locations.
 
* “[http://www.kerbalmaps.com/ KerbalMaps.com]” Map with all anomalies and locations.

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An Easter Egg is an intentional inside joke, hidden message, or feature in a work such as a computer program, video game, movie, book, or crossword.

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In Kerbal Space Program, this corresponds to any anomaly that has been hidden in the game on the surfaces of bodies in the Kerbol System the Main Menu, in IVAs, and any other applicable area by the developers. This does not include bugs like terrain glitches.


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Celestial Bodies

Moho

  • Although originally a terrain glitch, the Mohole (a large, steep vertical "tunnel" at Moho's north pole) is often considered an Easter egg, and indeed was later "canonized" by the developers, being given its own biome (the "Northern Sinkhole") and KerbNet anomaly marker.
  • One Green Monolith (Randomly spawns for each game)

Eve

Gilly

Kerbin

Mun

Minmus

Duna

Ike

  • The Magic Boulder - Missing since 0.18 - The magic boulder used to orbit Ike at an altitude of 15 km with zero eccentricity and an inclination of 80 degrees. The mesh (physical surface) for the magic boulder did not match its texture (visible surface) which could result in ships apparently digging into the surface with no ill effect. It would also cause ships to explode seemingly spontaneously, sometimes metres away from the surface, displaying "vesselname crashed into Magic Boulder" in the Flight Log. It also seemed to glow green as if radioactive, and there was a Monolith on its leading edge. The boulder had no gravity, did not appear in the map view and could not be targeted, much like any other Easter egg, except in orbit. A successor to the magic boulder was later added.
  • One Green Monolith (Randomly spawns for each game)

Dres

Jool

  • Even though the "surface" of Jool is inaccessible (since it is a gas giant and parts are destroyed due to the pressure), there are still science logs for having landed on Jool: "You're not sure how you even landed on the surface of a gas giant. But it's probably best not to think about it for too long."

Laythe

  • There are two biomes on Laythe named for famous popular science figures - the Sagan Sea and the Degrasse Sea, named for Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson respectively.
  • One Green Monolith (Randomly spawns for each game)

Vall

Tylo

  • A Cave-like formation can be found at 40° 11′ 58″ N 174° 0′ 5″ E. Between 0.23 and 1.1.2 the cave was inadvertently placed hundreds of metres below the ground, but after 1.1.3 it has been fixed, and is once again on the surface.
  • Although since removed, there was once a crater with a faint image of Carl Sagan's face coloring the terrain.
  • One Green Monolith (Randomly spawns for each game)

Bop

Pol

Eeloo

Asteroids

  • Rarely, asteroids can be discovered with a texture featuring glowing cracks in a variety of colors, very similar to the original Magic Boulder orbiting Ike.

Easter Egg Narrative

In a forum post from late 2013,[1] Squad member Jeff C.(NovaSilisko) described an idea he had for connecting many easter eggs into a story concerning a civilization which predated the Kerbals. Experiments with interstellar travel resulted in the homeworld of this "precursor civilization" being flung out into an extremely distant orbit. Before they froze to death, they launched monoliths and other messages onto many planets and moons in hopes of seeding intelligent life. Instead, they created Kerbals, not-so-intelligent life.

The planet would not show up in any map and would be too distant to be observed with a telescope, making locating it by chance nearly impossible. However, players would be able to find transmitters beaming out SSTV signals on various bodies, each one of which would provide part of the orbital parameters necessary to locate it. The planet would be a bit smaller than Kerbin, covered in ruined cities and frozen oceans, and perpetually in twilight due to being so far from Kerbol.

The only element of this narrative which made it into the game is the SSTV transmitter on Duna, which transmits an image originally intended to depict 4 members of the precursor civilization standing on their homeworld, with the logo of their government. Had the narrative story been completed, it would also have contained part of the orbital parameters. Because the story was never implemented into the game, this explanation for the SSTV signal's imagery is arguably non-canon.[2]


Miscellaneous

Kerbals

  • The color of the Kerbals' skin is close to is #BADA55 (   ) in hexadecimal but does not match it exactly. The hexadecimal RGB value spells like “badass” in leetspeak. Some say #84D455 (   ) is the color of a Kerbal which is even further away than #BADA55. This connection is rumored, because Kerbals can have a BadS flag, which is usually interpreted as badass.

IVA

  • Some of the cockpits have post-it notes and other humorous writings inside them. The writing is somewhat blurry on normal settings and hard to read, but still legible. For transcripts of the notes, see the respective part pages.
  • When double-clicked on the screen which says "docking mode" in the mk1 cockpit, the IVA view changes to show upwards through the window on the top-back of the cockpit with a flight console. This suggests Kerbals can leave (or rotate?) their seats to make it easier to dock. It should be designed to be used with Inline Clamp-O-Tron.

Parts

  • On the Z-100 and Z-400 Rechargable Battery, the logo claims the batteries are Batt Man Batteries. This is a reference to Batman.
  • On the Communotron 88-88 is the hexadecimal number 0x62656570. When 0x62656570 is converted to ASCII it spells "beep".
  • Also on the Communotron 88-88, is the serial number 04101957, which is the launch date of Sputnik 1, 4 October 1957.
  • When the Mystery Goo™ Containment Unit is opened, revealing the holes, if one looks very closely in them, a faint smiley face can be seen. There is also "Containment Vessel" sign inside of it
  • When the SC-9001 Science Jr. is open, a message can be seen printed on the rear of the bay reading "Danger! Science Stuff" and Biohazard sign.
  • The COSPAR designations and names of both the International Space Station and Mir (in Cyrillic script) are printed on the Mobile Processing Lab MPL-LG-2 hull.
  • The FL-T200 Fuel Tank has a very faint drawing on it which can just about be observed when fully zoomed in. The drawing becomes more visible during re-entry and appears to depict a failed re-entry procedure which has then been crossed out.
  • The Mk3 to Mk2 Adapter has the word "Kurvy" written on it, most likely a reference to its shape.
  • The EAS-4 Strut Connector has a cost of 42 an obvious reference to The Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy's answer to the ultimate question.
  • The Telus Mobility Enhancer is similar to the ladder on the A-10 "Warthog" Close Ground Support Plane.
  • The LY series landing gear is a dual reference to Akron, Ohio based "Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company" and Buzz Lightyear from the Toy Story Franchise. On the tires,"Lightyear" is written.
  • The Kerbodyne Launch escape system has the designation A-004, a reference to A-004, the final test of the Apollo launch escape system
  • The Probodobodyne HECS says in the product description: "Despite concerns that one day, autonomous spacecraft cores could become self-aware and turn against their creators, or even become very stubborn against opening pod bay doors, Probodobodyne insists that these unmanned AI-driven devices are the way of the future." This is a reference to 2001: A Space Odyssey, in which the self-aware computer system HAL-9000 becomes very rebellious and eventually refuses to open the pod bay doors for the human astronaut Dave Bowman.
  • The PB-NUK radioscope thermoelectric generator discription says ‘not to be used a heating during emergency rover exursions’

This is a reference to The Martian, a book and movie where the main character, Mark Whattney uses a similar generater as a heat scource when he drives across the surface of mars.

Loading Screen

  • While not that much of an Easter Egg instead of a reference, the loading screen makes a reference to The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, stating "Answering Ultimate Question" one of the well known phrases from the book.
  • As of 1.2, there are many more 'witty loading hints'.
  • One of the loading hints is "Falling With Style...", which may be a reference to Toy Story when Woody says, "That's not flying, that's falling with style!"

Main Menu

  • One of the two main menu images is that of a Kerbal standing on the Mun's surface, with Kerbin in the background. There is a 1 in 40 chance that a sand castle made of Mun dust can be seen near his feet.

Scenarios

  • During the Space Station One scenario, by zooming out far enough to show the planetary map, a ship by the name of 'Kerbal XX' can be seen orbiting around Duna in a near-equatorial orbit (as of 0.23)

Patcher

  • If you look into the patcher log, before updating, the log says "HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTS!"

References

  1. Kerbal Space Program forum post dated 23 December, 2013
  2. http://pastebin.com/3vvjushy

See also