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Spaced Out: Elite Dangerous – From The Lobster Nebula


Hey Commanders, Erek Sprax right here.  Sometimes I hate being proper.  While the media tries to name it a photo voltaic flare, I simply know that factor is a Thargoid Star.  The invasion has begun.  Galnet News is saying that Vox Galactica is reporting a coordinated assault on 3 completely different inhabited programs.  The report says 42 n Persei, Chun Pindit and Tekkeitjal, none of which belong to a superpower with naval help, have been all attacked. There are 7 million folks residing there and I don’t imply a couple of ships went in and brought on some issues for native pilots!  The report calls it “swarms of Thargoid vessels.” 

Again, I hate that I’m proper.  

The excellent news is that it seems we will run. There are locations within the galaxy which might be extra liveable than the place a lot of civilization is already residing. As I promised, I’ve been taking some footage whereas I head to Beagle Point.  One of the best issues that I’ve come throughout to this point was an Earth-like world.  If I didn’t know higher, I might have sworn that it was Earth.  I’ve been attempting to trace down the gap from Sol since I began penning this however I can’t discover BYEIA EUQ WF-N C20-29 in any of my reference information which leads me to imagine that I used to be the primary individual there.  Eventually, it’ll get up to date I suppose.  For reference, I get near the highest of the Inner Orion Spur.

I do know we don’t want Earth-like worlds to reside however rising up on one made the substitute environments which might be frequent in most inhabited programs really feel unsuitable.  I want that I may land on one simply to spend every week or two having fun with an actual ambiance however after all, my Anaconda would by no means fly once more if I attempted to land it someplace with that a lot gravity.  I can solely land on planets with little to no ambiance.  So I attempted that out.  I landed on a planet with a shallow ambiance simply to get out and stretch my legs.  It was the center of the day however I used to be so removed from the star that it felt chilly and regarded like night.  Still, it was good to stroll round for a bit someplace aside from the ship’s cabin.  

I additionally went and noticed a nebula.  It didn’t have an official identify however fairly simply the designation, NGC 6357. This nebula, generally and fewer formally referred to as The Lobster Nebula, is a diffuse nebula which simply implies that it’s unfold out and doesn’t have clear and clear boundaries.  I first observed it as a small bubble in my cockpit view whereas I used to be nonetheless a whole lot of lightyears away.  When I checked out it on the galaxy map, it was within the route I used to be headed so I modified course pondering that I might get some nice images from inside.  I wasn’t solely positive that it was protected to journey right into a nebula however I figured if something went unsuitable I may leap out after which deploy my AMFUs to restore the ship.  If essential, I may even look to see if there have been any fleet carriers close by to restore at. Logic dictates that I’m not the one one out right here exploring.  

There have been no issues with going into the nebula however there was a difficulty with getting good footage.  Though the within of a nebula is usually simply darkish gasses, these gasses didn’t actually present up in footage.  It simply regarded darkish contained in the nebula.  Taking an image wouldn’t have even proven the ship that properly in consequence.  Fortunately, I took an image from outdoors the nebula as I used to be getting nearer to it that exhibits it pretty properly. 

This image was taken roughly 100 mild years away from the place I entered.  For it to look so massive at that time, the nebula must be huge and certainly it’s.  From what I can inform, NGC 6357 is about 110 lightyears from the place I entered to the other finish and has about 800 stars within it.  While the looks inside isn’t actually that spectacular, it’s fairly gorgeous to take a look at from outdoors the nebula. In truth, I’ll cease at one other one whereas I’m touring simply because they’re a lot enjoyable to take a look at.  

I’ve nonetheless obtained about 57,000 lightyears left earlier than I get to Beagle Point.  Currently, I’m about 8,000 lightyears away from Sol.  My plan is to cease alongside the best way and see Sagittarius A.  I went to a black gap at The Collection of Wonders however I’ve heard it doesn’t evaluate to the massive one on the heart of the galaxy.  I’ll verify in once more quickly so everybody is aware of I’m nonetheless okay.  Until then, Erek Sprax out.

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