Nuclear Pasta

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Nuclear Pasta
Nuclear Pasta.png
Project Part #9. Ship with the Space Elevator to complete phases of Project Assembly.
Power Usage: 500-1500 MW (1000 MW average).
Nuclear Pasta is extremely dense degenerate matter, formed when extreme pressure forces protons and electrons together into neutrons. It is theorized to exist naturally within the crust of neutron stars.
Unlocked at Tier 8 - Particle Enrichment
Stack size 50
Sink value 543 424
Blueprint path


Nuclear Pasta is a component of Project Assembly. It is used to complete deliveries in the Space Elevator, which in return unlocks additional tiers in the HUB. As with all Project parts, it cannot be crafted in a Craft Bench and has to be automated with a machine.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Nuclear Pasta
200 × Copper Powder.png
Copper Powder
100 / min
1 × Pressure Conversion Cube.png
Pressure Conversion Cube
0.5 / min
Particle Accelerator
120 sec
1 × Nuclear Pasta.png
Nuclear Pasta
0.5 / min
Tier 8 - Particle Enrichment

Usage[edit | edit source]

Space Elevator[edit | edit source]

Nuclear Pasta is used to complete deliveries in the Space Elevator.png Space Elevator.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Nuclear Pasta isn't used to craft anything.

AWESOME Sink[edit | edit source]

 Nuclear Pasta can be sunk into the AWESOME Sink.png AWESOME Sink to yield 543 424 points.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • "Nuclear pasta" is a real astrophysics term for the interior of neutron stars, describing the various intermediate phases between discrete neutron-rich nuclei and bulk neutronium. Under the pressures partway into the neutron star, the neutrons organize themselves into short cylinders ("gnocci phase"), long cylinders ("spaghetti phase"), sheets ("lasagna phase"), etc.
  • Despite its name, Nuclear Pasta is not radioactive.
  • The glowing ball in the item's mesh is mostly shielding, surrounding a microscopic speck of the actual Nuclear Pasta material. A solid ball of Nuclear Pasta that size would weigh trillions of tons (more than a mountain range) and would immediately sink into the ground and tunnel into the planet's core. It would also require trillions of tons of material to make.
    • A Copper Ingot's in-game size is around 0.128 m3, which given that the density of copper is 9,000 kg/m3[1], means a single ingot weighs ~1,125 kg. Since 1,200 Copper Ingots are required to make a single piece of Nuclear Pasta, the mass of one can be determined to be around 1,350,000 kilograms or 1,35 kilotons (assuming no waste).
    • With the density of Nuclear Pasta estimated at ~1017 kg/m3[2], the amount of actual physical nuclear pasta inside of the sphere would thus be ~0.28 mm wide, with the rest of the sphere being shielding.
  • When placed onto the ground or moving on a conveyor, Nuclear Pasta warps the space around it, which is true to real life, as neutron stars have enough gravity to bend light.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Patch Made officially available, renamed from Dark Matter

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