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The activated projector in the Observatory

Game Metroid Prime

Phendrana Drifts

Connected Rooms

The Observatory is a room in the Glacier One Research Headquarters of Phendrana Drifts. The room is connected to the Observatory Access, Save Station D, and the West Tower Entrance.


Samus first enters the room at the bottom and encounters a number of Space Pirates. The far side of the room has a number of terminals that can be accessed once the Pirates have been defeated. One of the terminals activates two Bomb Slots on the walls just above two low ledges. Once these have been activated, four Spinners on the lower node of the Astronomical Holographic Projector in the center of the room can be used to activate the upper node of the device. The lowered upper node activates a holographic spatial schematic of the FS-176 system.[1] This also allows Samus to reach the Super Missile upgrade, which rests on the upper node.

Save Station D, which is blocked by a Missile Door Lock, and the West Tower Entrance, accessible through a Purple Door, rest on the same level as the upper node.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Holographic spatial schematic is in lockdown per security directive 2.23.445." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime)
  2. "Holographic map coordinate data has been updated successfully." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime)
  3. "Upper node of astronomical holographic projector is retracted and inactive." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime)
  4. "Lower node of astronomical holographic projector. Currently deactivated." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime)
  5. "Lower node of astronomical holographic projector functioning normally." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime)
  6. "Holographic projector extensions are currently inactive and need to be manually rotated. Use the Spinners at the base of the projector to move the arms into place." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime)
  7. "Planet Bilium
    Mass: 3.8 trillion teratons. Profile QUARANTINE.
    Atmosphere is rife with Miteralis, a sentient gaseous Global Exterminator virus.
    " —Scan Data (Metroid Prime)
  8. "Planet Oormine II
    Mass: 2.3 trillion teratons.
    Profile: An uninhabitable wasteland savaged by nuclear dust storms and constant seismic upheavals.
    " —Scan Data (Metroid Prime)
  9. "Planet Twin Tabula
    Mass: 4.1 trillion teratons.
    Profile: Planet is best known for "Twin Fever," a disease caused by a viral strain native to Twin Tabula. In the early stages of the disease, victims suffer from double vision. When the "twin sight" fades, the victim is near death.
    " —Scan Data (Metroid Prime)

Rooms in Metroid Prime
Phendrana Drifts Phazon Mines Impact Crater
Frigate Orpheon Tallon Overworld Chozo Ruins Magmoor Caverns