Here's a great way to get some easy money if you've got an Excommunicator or Abstructor weapon! This is mainly useful for low level players finding it hard to get resources in the universe! You can enter Blue Research in Blue Outpost by using a Blue Vapour which can be mined from the asteroids there.
An asteroid belt orbits the central sun and can provide you with some valuable commodities. Vis and Petroleum are plentiful while Energon, Quantumum and Rubicite drop rarely!