Observatory Access is a room in the Phendrana Drifts. It appears in Metroid Prime. It is an enclosed cavern with rough rock walls and snow on the floor. The Research Lab Hydra door is found in the floor, and there are piles of crates and a few electric lights near it. The room is protected by a few turrets.

Once the Thermal Visor has been collected, there are no crates, the turrets are replaced with Sentry Drones and the room is dark.

Connecting roomsEdit


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With Thermal VisorEdit


'Crane' scanpic
  • For no apparent reason, this room contains a scan for the deactivated Crane seen in the Main Quarry of the Phazon Mines. It has a completely black scan image, and the scan target itself is both invisible and placed outside of the room. Despite this, it can be scanned by using speedrunning techniques to get outside of the level.[1]


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