Did someone just think of fluffy white volumetric clouds again… (Layered volumetric clouds).
New patch looks very good. Still, I hope in the game polish phase onwards the stations can also get some extra life of there own. Maybe only visible when you fly close to them or what ever tricks the devs can do to bring about the look of busy stations at a low cost. Exterior elevators running up and down the sides. Work-men and work-droids outside, going about there work schedules (like in Babylon 5). Similar could be applied to land bases as well. Trucks on tracks between buildings, and convener belt/buckets of ore etc showing a working land station mining and ore processing operation.
Outland (1981) rather dark but you can see the elevator just about moving down the side of the mine on Io.