The scanner active on a plant
The same plant viewed on a scanner after the scan has been completed

The Scanner is a device used to examine Flora and Fauna. By scanning multiple examples of a single species, more details about the species will be uncovered. The scanner will uncover the temperament, natural biomes, health, special abilities, and what resources can be obtained from animals. As for plants, the scanner will reveal its biomes, notable genetic attributes, what resources you can obtain from it, and method of reproduction.

Scan data can be exchanged for Credits. Fully scanning all notable fauna and flora for a planet will lead to a larger payout.