Mystery Goo™ Containment Unit

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Mystery Goo™ Containment Unit
Part image
Environmental sensor by
FLOOYD Dynamics Research Labs

Radial size Radial mounted
Cost (total) 800.00 Funds
Mass (total) 0.05 t
Drag 0.1
Max. Temp. 1200 K
Volume  ?
Impact Tolerance 12 m/s
Research Start.png Start
Unlock cost 0 Funds
Since version 0.22
Part configuration gooExperiment.cfg
Experiment Mystery Goo Observation
Electricity required None

The Mystery Goo™ Containment Unit is a scientific instrument; it gains science points by observing a special compound, "goo", in various scenarios in both atmosphere and vacuum.

In Career and Science mode, it is available through Start, as the first tier of the technology tree; it is automatically unlocked and can be placed on a player's first rocket.

Product description

This unit was something one of our engineers came upon while dumpster divin-- Erm, while researching alternative applications for existing technologies. It's a sealed container which appears to be filled with a strange-looking substance. We couldn't reach in or break the canister open, but watching how the Goo behaves when subjected to different situations could be very educational.

FLOOYD Dynamics Research Labs


The Mystery Goo™ Containment Unit can be radially attached to a vessel. It is advised to place the unit with symmetry, especially on smaller rockets and landers; a single, radially mounted Goo container can throw off a vessel's center of mass, causing asymmetric thrust.

→ Main article: Science#Modules
Experiment Mystery Goo Observation
Requires Mystery Goo™ Containment Unit
Data size 10 Mits
Base value 10
Maximum value 13
Data scale 1
Transmission efficiency 30%
Processing energy 100 ⚡

The Mystery Goo™ Containment Unit is activated either via a prompt by right, then left clicking on the module (selecting "Observe Mystery Goo"), or action groups.

The science gained from observing the Mystery Goo™ varies depending on celestial body and different conditions in flight. It generates unique results from each biome while on the surface (landed or splashed), but only generates one result per celestial body in other conditions (flying in atmosphere, low/high space).

Unlike many other scientific instruments, the canister cannot be reused after its results are transmitted, unless it is reset and cleaned by a Mobile Processing Lab MPL-LG-2 or a Kerbal Scientist during EVA. Before cleaning, the experiment should be removed, either by the Scientist cleaning the container or with an Experiment Storage Unit.


  • One of the many mysteries in the game is what color the goo is. It will probably never be known, but people say it is green.

Mystery Goo taken from sharedassets


  • Added manufacturer
  • Size and mass reduced
  • Initial release