A comet is a kind of ship on the Ames network which may be quickly generated by anyone and which are virtually unlimited. They have many uses, including but not limited to:

  • free identities for new users to try things out before deciding to purchase a planet.
  • bots
  • remaining anonymous
  • testing software

Comets have nearly all the same capabilities as a planet. The restrictions they do possess are technical constraints of the system due primarily to the fact that they have no presence on Azimuth, rather than purposefully placed blockades:

If you wish to change your networking keys, we suggest generating a new comet. Moons are impossible for comets due to the structure of the address space.

Some groups may also not allow comet membership.

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