transmission is in the form of a short repeating tone,
threaded with a strange data stream. Decoding it will take
considerable time and processor power."
set up our analysis equipment in the Hangar bay and are
attempting a full surface scan before opening the device,
which appears to be some sort of beacon or transmitter. In
the meantime, we continue with our surface studies. Samples
taken from the beacon's hull indicate an age of roughly a
million Hiigaran years. Part of the beacon appears to have
had some sort of organic layering at some point, but this
has not been confirmed. Analysis continues."
alien artifact that unleashed the Beast subversion entity on
the galaxy. It was a beacon pod launched automatically from
the alien exploration vessel Naggarok when she was crippled
by her own crew (in an attempt to stop the Beast infection).