Galnet news

28 Jun 3303
Powerplay: Incoming Update

At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

27 Jun 3303
Galactic News: Thargoid Structures Discovered

As the galaxy reels from the revelation that the Thargoids have returned to human space, reports have been received that a number of independent pilots have discovered huge Thargoid structures in the Pleiades Sector OS-U c2-7, Col 285 Sector CV-Y d57, Aries Dark Region DB-X d1-63, HIP 19026, and HIP 14909 systems.

Initial reports indicate that the structures are many hundreds of metres in diameter, and consist of a number of organic-shaped elements surrounding a central edifice. There is a clear visual relationship between the structures and the Thargoid vessels sighted in the Pleiades star cluster.

Even more remarkable are reports that the structures encompass large subsurface complexes, accessed via the central edifice. Drone-like machines have also been seen roving the sites.

Professor Ishmael Palin, who played a central role in identifying the so-called Unknown Ships as Thargoid, commented on the discovery:

“This is a remarkable development, and one that raises many questions. What is the purpose of these structures? Are there others out there? And what about the drones? Are they being controlled remotely, or are they autonomous?”

“With each new discovery, we revise our perception of humanity and its place within the cosmos.”

27 Jun 3303
Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

In this weekly report the latest GalNet data is assembled to present ten minor factions experiencing civil unrest or lockdown in their systems.
The following minor factions are in lockdown:When a faction experiences a lockdown, the security rating of the system it controls temporarily increases and the system's wealth temporarily decreases. Bounty hunting activity can shorten the lockdown period.

These minor factions are experiencing civil unrest:
  • Green Party of LFT 926 | LFT 926
  • Independents of LHS 3262 | LHS 3262
  • Quaaybuwala Empire League | Quaaybuwala
  • Silver Creative Network |
  • Ither Purple Brotherhood | Ither
  • Quince Creative Holdings | Quince
  • LDS 413 Partners | LDS 413
  • Rugabugait Shared |
  • HIP 43880 Gold Dynamic Inc |
  • La Te Ti Purple Electronics Corp |
Civil unrest is the result of illegal activity. When a faction is affected by civil unrest, the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases, as does the system's wealth. Combat missions and activities can bring civil unrest to an end.
NOTE: Data is correct at time of publishing.

26 Jun 3303
Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

In this weekly digest the latest GalNet data is compiled to show the economic states for a short list of minor factions and the star systems they inhabit.
The following minor factions are currently enjoying an economic boom:Boom is usually the result of consistent trade profit and completed trade contracts. When a faction experiences a boom, the wealth of the system it controls temporarily increases and trade missions completed in the system have double the effect on influence. The faction's influence may also increase. Booms typically last until they naturally expire.

These minor factions are suffering an economic bust:When a faction experiences a bust, the wealth of the system it controls is temporarily reduced and the faction's influence is temporarily diminished. Trade actions do not contribute to boom while a bust is active. A bust typically has to run its course before ending.
NOTE: Data is correct at time of publishing.

Community goals

The Collection (Rares)
22 Jun 3303

Location:
Lave [Lave Station]
Objective:
Deliver rare goods

Logbooks

Llamadonkey
yesterday
CMDR'S LOG 28063303#2
Llamadonkey
yesterday
CMDR'S LOG 28063303
Hurricane Root
yesterday
28-JUN-3303 - Sacaqawea Space Port
Wyvern1-1
yesterday
06/28/3303-17
Zoor Whisker
yesterday
Time to go...
Missmartian
yesterday
Awakening - Restraints
Nyxx Corvinus
yesterday
Home, sweet home
BreaksWindu
yesterday
Survey Vessel Victoria's Song
WolfLordDrakarn
yesterday
Alien Mass Structure - The Arrival
Silitarath Darine
27 Jun 3303
Persönliches Logbuch

From the past

With the help of software that mimics a human brain, ESA’s Gaia satellite spotted six stars zipping at high speed from the centre of our Galaxy to its outskirts. This could provide key information about some of the most obscure regions of the Milky Way. 
source: ESA.int
A conversation with Geert Barentsen, the Guest Observer Office director for the Kepler and K2 mission at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.
source: NASA.gov
For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will occur across the entire continental United States, and NASA is preparing to share this experience of a lifetime on Aug. 21.
source: NASA.gov
Originally aired on February 27, 2009, a conversation on the Kepler Mission with Principal Investigator William Borucki, Deputy Principal Investigator David Koch, and Kepler Science Council Member Alan Boss from the Carnegie Institute of Washington.
source: NASA.gov
The LISA trio of satellites to detect gravitational waves from space has been selected as the third large-class mission in ESA’s Science programme, while the Plato exoplanet hunter moves into development.
source: ESA.int
NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has released a mission catalog of planet candidates that introduces 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and orbiting in their star's habitable zone, which is the range of distance from a star where liquid water could pool on the surface of a rocky planet.
source: NASA.gov
This diagram illustrates how planets are assembled and sorted into two distinct size classes. First, the rocky cores of planets are formed from smaller pieces. Then, the gravity of the planets attracts hydrogen and helium gas. Finally, the planets are "baked" by the starlight and lose some gas.
source: NASA.gov

Galpedia

Sherburne Wesley Burnham

Related stations: Burnham Orbital (Nahuatl), Burnham Camp (Clayakarma), Burnham Market (HIP 10123), Burnham Ring (Bunuson), Burnham Prospect (Audhenu), Burnham Station (Nyaminawe), Burnham Installation (Koshans), Burnham City (Nespel), Burnham Port (Gandha Wu), Burnham Hangar (Kamchandika)

Sherburne Wesley Burnham (December 12, 1838 – March 11, 1921) was an American astronomer. His parents were Roswell O. and Marinda (née Foote) Burnham.

He worked at Yerkes Observatory. All his working life, he served during the day as a court reporter and was an amateur astronomer, except for four years as a full-time astronomer at Lick Observatory.

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