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SCP-XXXX

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Item Number: SCP-XXXX ❮❮❮❮ Level 4/XXXX
Object Class: Euclid PLANETARY

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Originating region of anomalous signals; Saturn III - Tethys


Special Containment Procedures: The Lagrange points L1 and L2 of the Saturn-Tethys system are reserved for monitoring and containment efforts related to SCP-XXXX. Special Task Force Rho-3 ("The Hills Have Eyes") in conjunction with Foundation Long-range Ultrasensitive Receiver-Transmitter [Codename: FLURT], has been tasked with selecting philosophical and educational programming for direct broadcast to SCP-XXXX. These programs are to be broadcast directly to SCP-XXXX, and no program is to be repeated without explicit request from the object.

Jupiter Station virtual intelligence OTAKU.aic is to ingest real-time telemetry gained from the observation of SCP-XXXX and publish corresponding navigational data which will compensate for gravitational fluctuations produced by the object.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an artificial superstructure located beneath the surface of Saturn's third moon, Tethys. This structure is composed of several major components of unknown design, however, due to safety concerns study of these components is limited to orbital scanning and reference material shared by SCP-XXXX-1.

SCP-XXXX demonstrates control over the orbital position and axial tilt of Saturn III through anomalous means in order to operate a 400km wide parabolic dish capable of producing and projecting directed gravitational waves. The subsurface position of SCP-XXXX does not appear to significantly impede the operation of SCP-XXXX and may have been a defensive tactical maneuver implemented by SCP-XXXX-1.

SCP-XXXX-1 is a highly advanced artificial general intelligence (AGI) which operates and maintains SCP-XXXX. The entity refers to itself as "CORA" and reports that it has been embedded within the moon for 11,008 of Saturn's orbits1 as of the latest update to this file. While the underlying directives and abilities of SCP-XXXX-1 are unknown, the object indicates that it is no longer possible to fulfill its intended purpose.


Addendum XXXX.1: Discovery Log In 2031, a joint venture between NASA and the Foundation's Department of Interplanetary Operations concluded having believed to definitively locate and name all 62 moons orbiting Saturn. In 2048, several years after the publication of this information, an amateur astronomer campaigned to recognize and name a 63rd moon which he believed to be previously undiscovered. Foundation astronomers verified the findings of a 63rd moon and the joint project data was re-opened to review its integrity.

Outer Solar Station "Chekov"2 launched an exploratory craft destined for Saturn in June of 2049 with the mission to locate the new moon and launch probes to confirm the counts at other planetary bodies. In August of 2049, the exploratory vessel arrived at Saturn and began its survey; a 63rd moon was definitively confirmed.

During the survey, the exploratory craft was abruptly pulled nearly 250km out of its established orbit as it passed over a large crater on Saturn III. This event caused severe structural damage and hull stress however instrumentation remained mostly intact. The post-incident analysis revealed that the craft encountered directed gravitational waves which originated from the moon below.


Addendum.XXXX.2: Operation Eclipse Phase
In January of 2050 a follow-up mission was launched comprised of two escort frigates and a deep space science vessel, 'The Heinlein' destined for Saturn III. Upon arrival in February of 2050, The Heinlein deployed a Class IV monitoring probe to Lagrange point L1 for long-term observation. Once an orbit was established, the vessel experienced the same targetted signal jamming noted during the Discovery Log. As before, a single FM band was available for open communication which was then established:




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