Anomaly Five (0615 Deneb X100000-5)
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Anomaly Five (0615 Deneb X100000-5): Red
Zone. A Scout team first discovered the enigma hidden here in the early
400s. While helping to compile the First
Survey, Lidia Besant's geological team detected the enormous mass concentrations
which lurk deep beneath the moon's surface. The phenomenon would have been
strange enough if the small satellite had had a molten core. These masses,
however, lay within a ball of cold, inactive rock. The geological knowledge
of the day offered no explanation, and Besant put the moon on the IISS's
list of survey anomalies.
Today, more than 700 years later, geologists still cannot
explain the presence of these mass concentrations, which have been the
subject of much speculation. The popular media have always been quick to
point the finger at the super-technological Ancients.
The Imperial Navy favored a slightly more scientific hypothesis, however
- one which identified the masses as deposits of superheavy
elements - and consequently interdicted
the system in 690. The Navy consistently
denies reports of any secret research being conducted insystem. -den