The Void continues to provide interesting items as the Balinger Freight Company swings by and robotically picks up tons of items for inspection. codeforward:codebackward is actually reconstituted from pieces that had fallen apart in the pickup process (an occupational hazard in deep space retrieval). MOSE’s experts have examined the pieces that remain, and have concluded provisionally that these ceramic pieces were perhaps once trialled as data storage for longevity and encased in lead for protection. Like many other trials of these types of devices their time came and went – then – destined for the Void.
The Balinger Freight Company has delivered a number of cone ‘devices’ to MOSE on a shuttle returning from an area near the red dwarf system that includes the planet X394.
This is a worrying development as these devices have been sold by rogue traders – with the premise that they can detect some of the mysterious poisons that exist in deep space. They have since been tested thoroughly by our bio-security laboratories – and they have reported that the colouring of these objects has merely changed as they reacted to less harmful substances. Beware!
The fifth planet in orbit round red dwarf X394 is home to artefacts that coincide in colour with most of the planet’s surface – although their entrances glow with gold rims. Coming in differing sizes we have yet to determine whether they are biological in origin. The differing size indicates a growth from juvenile onwards, they could have been fossilised during one of the known cold periods. Some of them contain pieces of other material manifestations. The inhabitants of the planet are recent posthuman colonists and discovered these objects hidden in caves they explored after their first wave of settlement.
Our newly donated robot R. Molto has been tested for its humanoid critical functions. R Molto is a humaniform type but there seems to be some damage and extensive metal degradation. It was shown this (fully sealed) suspected piece of bio-fauna from EXO159. Its comments were: “An object covered with security film first used in 3326. It has a native tongue that resists codification common to verbal communication and bridges phenomenal and conceptual dimensions”.
The robot drone exploring EXO159 picked up a series of objects, laid out in various patterns. Initial reports from the post human scientific crew of the mission suggest that there is some ambivalence as to whether the turquoise colouring is due to deposition of the gas surrounding the planet or is part of a continuing sublimation to create the gas.
Recently found texts hidden among old papers suggest how there may have been a purpose for the numerous clay artefacts found on the planet Nujema. Experts have followed diagrams and produced an idea of how these may have been placed.