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Unknown Structures & Aliens Science

As you may know, multiple Unknown Structures have been discovered in various systems, so far there are 208 sites discovered!

These sorts of wrecks could be crushed Thargoids capital ships or perhaps Thargoids bases, but nothing is sure because small alien drones – Scavengers – bustle night and day to repair the structures… or are they building them? Hundreds of human brains worked together to discover these places, analyse them, take action, deduce hypotheses, research, decipher… and science continues at full speed in order to unravel the mystery of these new riddles.

Dealing with the Thargoids Bases (guide)

Origin of the Discovery

Explorers detected Listening Posts which, after triangulation of the uploaded data, announced a strange scan about a large structure on the surface. But the most striking facts come from the recently discovered Pandora and Victoria’s Song Megaships. The latter were on a scientific mission when they detected a large structure on the surface of a planet. As they approached, it appears that security ships opened fire on them and killed the crew. It is an assassination, in order to hide these discoveries. The data stored in these two Megaships have, after analysis, given a system name and a planet: the scientists-pilots went there and discovered these gigantic alien structures.

  • Pandora – HIP 21478, Get closer to the first planet to display the Megaship’s POI ;
  • Victoria’s Song – HIP 17125, Get closer to the fifth planet to display the Megaship’s POI.

On-site, the research is conducted by hundreds of scientists from the galactic community. You already know how to interact with the Unknown Structures thanks to our Thargoids’ Bases Guide. We found Scavengers, a kind of reddish little drones moving debris, meta-alloy peaks, strange eggs on the ground and on the walls of some tunnels, small fumaroles, some sorts of green boxes containing Thargoids materials like our canisters and an uplink communication system, the number of which varies from site to site.

Three data types can be retrieved:

  • Material – Ammonia molecules, genetic information & DNA (oligomers), carbon molecular chains, ceramics, complex structures and meta-alloys;
  • Residual – Traces of ammonia, low pressure, ceramic fragments, unknown organic structures and complex DNA;
  • Structural – Organic fabrics, multi-layered armor, irregular scales, oligomer crystal (DNA), 80% organic structure, corrosion and fractures detected.

After performing the required manipulations in the structure, and activating the Unknown Device (UD) in the center of the main room, three messages are sent to the players. The latter contain an audio sample as well as textual information leading to other Unknown Structures. From here, all you have to do is go to the specified systems, jettison your Unknown Link (UL) and play the sample of the system. The UL will then react and indicate the position of the structure in this system. Go on-site, conduct your research and continue to investigate the structures!

Destinations given by the UL

Reminder: UA = Unknown Artefact // UP = Unknown Probe // UL = Unknown Link // UD = Unknown Device // US = Unknown Structure

Full List of the Thargoids Bases

We may have found the Thargoids ships attacked by the Federation and the Mycoid virus many years ago. The Thargons Scouts would look for these sites and signal them to the fleet while the Scavengers would continue to repair them, waiting for the rescue…

Also note that scientists have tried to mix Thargoid technology and Guardian technology… it didn’t end well. Are the two civilizations enemies? Would Thargoids be the organic AI developed by the Guardians? Read the story of the Guardians.


Science the sh*t out of it (God-level)

When the UL reacts to your audio sample, turn to face it and listen to the emission. You will hear audio segments of high and low tones on three different levels separated by buzzing and spacing. Take the video below as an example.

The message is the following, with L as « Low Frequency » and H as « High Frequency » : HLH HLH <buzzing> HHL LLL LHL.

H is a binary 0 et L a binary 1. We obtain the following: 010010 <buzzing> 001111101.

Translated in decimal, boom, following code: 18 <buzzing> 125.

The buzzing is actually a division, a fraction: 18/125.

Remember, three audio messages are given to you when you scan the UD. Let’s translate these three emissions thanks to the three audio samples:

  1. 157/1000 31/1000 24/25 → 0.157 0.031 0.960
  2. 18/125 31/1000 189/200  0.144 0.031 0.945
  3. 151/1000 1/25 937/1000  0.151 0.040 0.937

These data are supposed to represent distances from unknown systems to specific reference systems. In this system, Merope, we would be at 0.157 units of reference 1, 0.031 units of reference 2 and 0.960 units of reference 3. The unit of distance used by the Probe is 871.018 LY. This is the distance between Merope and Col 70 Sector FY-N c21-3.

We deduce the following assumptions from the above translations:

  1. Merope
  2. HIP 14909
  3. Col 70 Sector FY-N C21-3

So, for sample 1 (for example), we want to look for a system that would be:

  • 871.018 * 0.157 LY from Merope
  • 871.018 * 0.031 LY from HIP 14909
  • 871.018 * 0.960 LY from Col 70 Sector FY-N c21-3

The scientist Neakas then tried to find these systems using his database (MongoDB) and executing SQL queries to find the appropriate systems thanks to EDDB… unfortunately every systems aren’t on EDDB, and only the reference 1 and 3 could have their systems (still secret for research purpose).

Thank you Neakas for these details, and the group Canonn with whom I study the structures

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Developers and Community

A dedicated space to Devs’ messages from the forums and social Medias.

~ elite-dangerous-clean-orange-30x30 Recent communications elite-dangerous-clean-orange-30x30 ~

  • [Départ] The person taking up the role of Elite Dangerous Executive Producer is Gerard, who’s been a key member in the team for a long time. The production team remains the same in terms of the experienced stalwarts such as Adam, Eddie, and Sally. The wider development team remains the same too, with names you know and love such as Sandy, Laurence, Dav, Steve K, Dom, and so on! – SourceDale Emasiri, Community Manager
  • [Personnalisation GUI] Currently this is done by editing files on the PC version, we’re looking at options to bring this to console in the future though! – SourceFrontier Twitter Support
  • [Missions] Yes, the rare rewards from the missions are bugged again. I know what is wrong and am working to get it back to working condition as soon as possible. As a bonus, I’ll see to getting Basic Conductors, Crystal Shards, Tempered Alloys, Heat Resistant Ceramics, and Unidentified Scan Archives removed from the reward choices (these are no longer used in any recipes and I already have clearance to remove them). I’ll also ask about making MEF a mission reward (I don’t think it will be a problem, but haven’t got clearance yet so no guarantees). – SourceDominic Corner, Programmer (Missions)

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Powerplay and Lore

Powerplay is an ongoing battle for interstellar conquest and control. Players can choose a Power, help guide their strategy, and take on special objectives to advance their shared cause. Player choices and actions have a direct and visible impact on the balance of galactic power.

  1. edmund-mahon Edmund Mahon =
  2. a-lavigny-duval Arissa Lavigny-Duval =
  3. aisling-duval Aisling Duval =
  4. felicia-winters Felicia Winters =
  5. zachary-hudson Zachary Hudson =
  6. pranav-antal Pranav Antal =
  7. denton-patreus Denton Patreus =
  8. li-yong-rui Li Yong-Rui +1
  9. yuri-grom Yuri Grom 1
  10. archon-delaine Archon Delaine =
  11. zemina-torval Zemina Torval = // Turmoil x3





Cycle 108. We are in the cycle 109.



◘ June 27 – 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.”

◘ June 29 – A spokesperson for the Junkyard Dogs has announced that its appeal for construction materials has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community, resulting in a massive influx of deliveries to Tolagarf’s Junkyard, the organisation’s base of operations. The materials will be used to construct new outposts in the Colonia region. The Junkyard Dogs have extended their gratitude to those who supported the campaign.

◘ June 29 – A spokesperson for the Pilots Federation has announced a new peacekeeping initiative centred on the LHS 3447, Eravate and Asellus Primus systems. The purpose of the initiative is to minimise criminal activity in these regions and thereby ensure the safety of inexperienced pilots. The spokesperson elaborated on the nature of the campaign:

“Many of the galaxy’s independent pilots start their careers in these systems, and we believe they should be able operate without fear of being targeted by opportunistic aggressors. Of course, pilots will not be the only beneficiaries of this initiative – the people of LHS 3447, Eravate and Asellus Primus will also benefit from the increase in security.”

Authorities in the pertinent systems have responded positively to the proposal, with Governor Mandelbaum, administrator of Cleve Hub, describing it as “a boon to our people”. They have also expressed hope that the success of the initiative will allow peacekeeping forces to maintain order once the campaign is over. The Pilots Federation has called on the galaxy’s independent combat pilots for support, and has authorised Adle’s Armada, LHS 3447 Dynamic and Co, and Asellus Primus Gold Legal Ind. to reward those who support the initiative.

◘ June 30 – Following disturbing reports of attacks on Federal ships in the Pleiades Nebula, the partisan rancour that often characterises Federal Congress has faded into the background as both Republican and Liberal members of congress rally around President Zachary Hudson. Rumours that the attacks were perpetrated by the Thargoids abound, prompting calls for increased military spending. Emerging in the wake of the no-confidence vote that resulted in the expulsion of former Federal president Jasmina Halsey, the bellicose Hudson administration was seen by many as emblematic of the Federation’s uncertain path into the 34th century. But the possibility of an alien incursion is rapidly smoothing over the political sore points.

Shadow President Felicia Winters has been careful to neither endorse nor condemn Hudson’s militaristic rhetoric. Meanwhile, both the Republican and Liberal parties have remained silent on the post-presidential career of Jasmina Halsey, whose advocacy for galactic peace contrasts sharply with the hawkish leader who ordered planetary bombardments against onionhead growers in the Kappa Fornacis system. In the political press, attention has focused on the fact that Halsey has become a close confidante of Alliance Prime Minister Edmund Mahon – another moderate voice on the intergalactic stage.

I also invite you to listen to Salomé’s Requiem, her last words. Don’t take every of her words for the only truth, but it definitely looks worrisome. Remember o7

Thank you Lightningwing for the video

Galnet News

The Powers on Reddit

Check out the Powers on Reddit, take part in the strategies and help your Power reach #1!


Edmund Mahon


Felicia Winters // Zachary Hudson


Arissa Lavigny-Duval // Aisling Duval // Zemina Torval // Denton Patreus


Archon Delaine // Li Yong-Rui // Pranav Antal

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Community Goals

Community Goals allow the community to work together on an ongoing project within a system. Fight, trade, smuggle, explore and help the factions and super powers to achieve their goals. There is no good or bad CG, write your & Elite’s stories while earning credits!

Three Community Goals this week: Transport and Bounty Hunting

◘ Rakapila appeal for commodities (Transport)

  • Location: Stone Enterprise | Rakapila
  • Objective: Deliver domestic appliances, consumer technology and clothing
  • Rewards: Credits
  • Progress: 1/8
  • Until: 6th of July
  • Description: Following a population spike in Rakapila, the People’s Rakapila Progressive Party has issued a request for commodities in order to stimulate the system’s economy. The organisation has placed an open order for domestic appliances, consumer technology and clothing, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver these commodities to Stone Enterprise in the Rakapila system. The organisation has also placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list, to ensure that those delivering material to Stone Enterprise can do so safely.

◘ A Safe Haven, Eravate (Bounty Hunting)

  • Location: Cleve Hub | Eravate
  • Objective: Deliver Bounty Vouchers
  • Rewards: Credits
  • Progress: 2/8
  • Until: 6th of July
  • Description: See Lore

◘ A Safe Haven, LHS 3447 (Bounty Hunting)

  • Location: Dalton Gateway | LHS 3447
  • Objective: Deliver Bounty Vouchers
  • Rewards: Credits
  • Progress: 0/8
  • Until: 6th of July
  • Description: See Lore

Bounty Hunting available on Beagle 2 Landing | Asellus Primus and Stone Enterprise | Rakapila

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Pics of the Week

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Videos of the Week

Nug illustrates the recent Thargoid discoveries in this magnificent video. Great job!

2.4 Fan trailer, Stephlan Churros is highlighting the uncertain future…

Let’s brush off with some Obsidian Ant and his presentation of the Unknown Structures.

Coll new stuff in the Frontier Store. The Ambassador Surreth illustrates the new coloured thrusters, thanks!

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