Community goals

Merope Security Escort
14 Feb 3305

Merope [Reed's Rest]
Hand in Bounty Vouchers
Merope Ordnance Import
14 Feb 3305

Merope [Reed's Rest]
Deliver Battle Weapons, Reactive Armour and Military Grade Fabrics


Jaykay / today
Log 14 - Colonia

I certainly smashed through the light years during the last week. After departing Clooku EW-Y C3-197 we stopped off at Gagarin Gate in Gru Hypue KS-T d3-31. A little planetary outpost inside the Vostok-1 nebula. It was good to have a stretch, sell some carto data, inspect the ship and restock on supplies....

LongDistanceClara / today
The Andromeda Run - February

Last update: 19th February Day 80: Stupid-o-meter (light years): I'll do a proper post after I've had a bit of time to relax, just so ungodly tired atm! And I'll put a proper "thing" together but I just wanted to make a quick note of completion. This has been by far the toughest...

Ironwatsas / yesterday
The Lord Sciamach

The Omens remain in hand, but their time to be made manifest has yet to dawn. Much remains to be done. Sufficient finance and resources have been accrued to move on to the next chapter. The pieces on the chessboard are in place for the next phase. The Yan-Musu system ultimately proved rather disappointing...

Neightis / yesterday
002|FH001 - Road to Colonia 19:15 - 18 FEB 3305

:Entry-Nr.: 2    Date: 19:15 - 18 FEB 3305    Course: COLONIA    Ship: ISE Caravan      Captain: Commander Finn 'Neightis' H. Hurlow      Position: Flyiedgiae QJ-X d2-250, planet 4 B Basic Data Output POSITIONSPLIT SECTOREAGLE SECTOR SYSTEMIR-W STARD1-117 PLANET2 A STATIONEAGLE'S...

Cooper911 / yesterday

Star Ranger Hajónapló 3305 0218 Távolság otthonról: 21333 Ly Megtett távolság: 50211 Ly Felkeltem és behuppantam a pilótaülésbe. Gyönyörködtem az előttem elterülő gejzírekben amíg a kaja szintetizátor egy KV-t készített. Hmm.. elfért volna egy tonna KV a raktérben. Na mindegy. Bepöccintettem a...
Doc Lentz
Home sweet home
Ra‘TalDi Aroz‘lai
Colonia - Unbekannte Weiten.
Kara waldeN
Your names not down.
A return to the hotseat
Illusion and Deception
A plan forming...

Galnet news

17 Feb 3305
Week in Review

Here are this week’s main stories.

The Federal Intelligence Agency has revealed that a nuclear weapon was taken from an unregistered outpost discovered last week, where dozens of personnel were gunned down by unknown perpetrators. The portable warhead, codenamed the Lucifer Device, is believed to possess enough power to destroy an entire city.

The Ambrose Foundation has confirmed that Lady Talitha Ambrose is missing, and that the family’s entire fortune has been lost. Believing that Lady Talitha has been kidnapped as part of the theft, the family has employed the Wallglass Investigations Agency to locate the missing heiress.

A campaign held by the Holloway Bioscience Institute to build a xenological research centre has concluded successfully. The new planetary outpost will be used to study lifeforms identified by the galactic community.

In other news, a number of priceless artefacts, spanning centuries of artistic history, have been stolen from the Museum of Civilization on Mars. In each case, the works were replaced with the image of a winking cat.

Finally, the Atlas Research Group has called for shipments of military materials to increase security in the Merope system. The initiative started with pledges from Atlas that public safety in the face of continued Thargoid activity remains a priority.

And those are the main stories this week.

16 Feb 3305
Nuclear Weapon Stolen

The Federal Intelligence Agency has discovered that a nuclear weapon has been taken from an unregistered outpost.

Senior Agent Rochelle Karim made the following statement:

“Further examination of the outpost discovered last week confirms that it was home to unlicensed nuclear research. Personnel at the site were constructing a portable fusion warhead codenamed the Lucifer Device.”

“One operational prototype was produced, but we have failed to locate it. Our assumption is that whoever invaded the base now possesses a movable bomb with a 300 megaton yield – enough to destroy an entire city.”

“This investigation is a top priority and we are exploring all available leads.”

15 Feb 3305
Heiress Confirmed Missing

The Ambrose Foundation has confirmed that Lady Talitha Ambrose is missing, and that all of its assets have been lost.

Baroness Oksana Ambrose, head of the institution, told the media:

“Everything we own has been transferred from our accounts to who knows where. Emergency funds are being used to settle debts and pay staff, but essentially the Ambrose Foundation is ruined.”

“I can only assume that vicious criminals have kidnapped Lady Talitha and tortured her into surrendering her inheritance.”

“I have used the last of our reserves to hire the Wallglass Investigations Agency. I pray that they can locate and rescue my beloved daughter.”

14 Feb 3305
Xeno-Research Campaign Ends

A campaign from the Holloway Bioscience Institute to build a xenological research centre has concluded successfully.

Chief researcher Dr Roy Casimir told the media:

“Thanks to Nahuaru Crimson Bridge Int we now have sufficient materials to build a planetary outpost where our scientists can study lifeforms identified by the galactic community.”

“We are also grateful for the exploration data provided by many pilots, which will help us create a new research catalogue.”

Pilots who took part in the campaign can now collect their rewards from Williams Vision in the Nahuaru system.

Dryau Awesomes 2
18 Feb 2019


NGC 6302

NGC 6302, also called the Bug Nebula, Butterfly Nebula, is a bipolar planetary nebula in the constellation Scorpius. The structure in the nebula is among the most complex ever observed in planetary nebulae. The spectrum of NGC 6302 shows that its central star is one of the hottest stars in the galaxy, with a surface temperature in excess of 200,000 K, implying that the star from which it formed must have been very large (cf. PG 1159 star).

The central star, a white dwarf, was only recently discovered (Szyszka et al. 2009), using the upgraded Wide Field Camera 3 on board the Hubble Space Telescope. The star has a current mass of around 0.64 solar masses. It is surrounded by a particularly dense equatorial disc composed of gas and dust. This dense disc is postulated to have caused the star's outflows to form a bipolar structure (Gurzadyan 1997) similar to an hour-glass. This bipolar structure shows many interesting features seen in planetary nebulae such as ionization walls, knots and sharp edges to the lobes.

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