Artifacts are very rare things to see in the game, but they are worth a lot of credits. They are normally found in areas that have ore fields. Currently, there are 3 artifacts, but more could be added. They randomly spawn and only take 0.5 Cargo Hold each. All the artifacts currently have a use aside from selling them for money: The Ascension Crystal can be used in a quest given by the Monogram in Aqueous II's asteroid belt or to build the Zhen gunship. The Data Archive can be used in a quest found on Myriad III's moon, or to build the Nightmare gunship. The Antimatter Shard is used with Ascension Crystals to make the Imperator. All three are needed to build the Osiris dreadnought. 2 Antimatter Shards are also required to construct the Galaxy miner.