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  1. #106
    Originally Posted by Le-Betz View Post (Source)
    I was curious about the size of the Thargoids Sites and if / how there are differences between them, so I took pictures of the ones I visited from about 5000m altitude. Most of the sites I pictured were located on the dark sides of the planets / moons, but the one on Mel 22 Sector NX-U D2-31 3 A wasn't. Ground features of the site, now clerly visible by its shadows, seemed to indicate that some structures of the site are now missing. Here is what i mean:

    https://s1.postimg.org/7fiz57kwrj/TS..._D2-31_3_A.gif
    (Click on the image for more)

    So I think the scavengers are not repairing these features, rather the opposite is true: they are doing what their name already suggests, recycling the materials these structures are made of. And I don't think that the Thargoid sites were constructed at the locations were we find them today, they were grown someplace else and then placed at their current locations. After that their propulsion system was not needed any more and the scavengers are still working on the task to disassemble them (or rather digest them, using the green goo as some kind of digestive enzyme).

    Also this might explain the function of the Thargoid Device inside the central structure of the sites. This room used to be the control room and the device was part of the navigation system needed to fly the structures to their final locations, quite similar to the navigation systems in our ships and the galactic map that comes with it.

    If this is true (and I'm pretty certain to be not to far away from the truth), the diagram hidden in the messages of the Thargoid device might be something like echoes of the last course settings, all these ships had in common: from the place where they were grown to the central star system of the area where they were intended to settle. I would not be surprised at all, if we could find a large breeding facility, the Thargoid equivalent of a shipyard, in Col 70 Sector FY-N C21-3, when we finally get access to the system some day.

    To me it seems that Thargoid ships and Thargoid Ground Sites do not only resemble some jellyfish found in earth's oceans in their outer appearance, but at least the ground structures do have a comparable life cycle (just in reverse). It might even be possible, that the Thargoid ships we encounter in NHSS's are a juvenile form of its species, while the ground sites are adults or their old ones and there is something in between these forms that we haven't seen yet (that would make the Pleiades Nebula their 'home for the aged').

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...n-meduse-2.jpg (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jellyf...y_and_behavior)
    That's a very nice comparison sequence.

    A commander by the name of Cosine wrote a couple of papers regarding the eight "slots" located around the center of the Thargoid site. In each slot you can find a leviathan in different stages of decomposition.

    Here are the links to his papers, I think you will find them of interest:

    Paper 1: https://www.dropbox.com/s/g4muh5vdwx...tes1.docx?dl=0
    Paper 2: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qx1xmy52lf...tes2.docx?dl=0

  2. #107
    When I was little, in the tropics, one day exploring, I found something similar to these structures, it was a nest of insects. It was not a good experience (wasp? don't remember well). Here's my theory: Inside of every filled Leviathan, there's a Flowership.

  3. #108
    I hope they don't come swarming out in their hundreds!

  4. #109
    "I cant get no sleep..."

    Another Barnacle "forest" found.

    Album\Images just for reference. You really need to get here.

    https://imgur.com/a/B4TZR

    Pleiades Sector PN-T b3-0 - Planet A5
    Coordinates:
    Lat: -4.4946
    Long: 145.6557

    Enjoy

  5. #110
    Originally Posted by Hazzu View Post (Source)
    "I cant get no sleep..."

    Another Barnacle "forest" found.

    Album\Images just for reference. You really need to get here.

    https://imgur.com/a/B4TZR

    Pleiades Sector PN-T b3-0 - Planet A5
    Coordinates:
    Lat: -4.4946
    Long: 145.6557

    Enjoy
    Nice find!

  6. #111

    Question

    Originally Posted by Hazzu View Post (Source)
    "I cant get no sleep..."

    Another Barnacle "forest" found.

    Album\Images just for reference. You really need to get here.

    https://imgur.com/a/B4TZR

    Pleiades Sector PN-T b3-0 - Planet A5
    Coordinates:
    Lat: -4.4946
    Long: 145.6557

    Enjoy
    Well done man! Nice find!
    Do you have a picture of the Barnacle Forest with the hud up?
    This way I can add it to the Barnacles sheet.
    Thanks ^^

  7. #112
    Originally Posted by NetSlayer View Post (Source)
    Well done man! Nice find!
    Do you have a picture of the Barnacle Forest with the hud up?
    This way I can add it to the Barnacles sheet.
    Thanks ^^

    Here:


  8. #113
    Congrats! Visible from 20 km so not bad https://i.imgur.com/MPgE2JN.png
    Sadly there is no POI so needs to be eyeballed, on dark site this must be really tough/impossible unless they glow.

  9. #114
    Originally Posted by Baton View Post (Source)
    Congrats! Visible from 20 km so not bad https://i.imgur.com/MPgE2JN.png
    Sadly there is no POI so needs to be eyeballed, on dark site this must be really tough/impossible unless they glow.

    I am very sad barnacles are not POI yet I eyeballed this easy but couldnt believe... I was flying at 2-2.5km looking for small ones but I saw that monstrosity from faaar away.

  10. #115
    I m now wondering is the large baracle sites are the remains of a unknown site, has it decomposed away to nothing

  11. #116
    Originally Posted by ebbrell View Post (Source)
    I m now wondering is the large baracle sites are the remains of a unknown site, has it decomposed away to nothing
    I think it's the opposite.

    I am almost certain now we can draw parallels from barnacles to Thargoid Sites.
    The curiosity for me is how long is this taking.
    Barnacles like merope 5c are the first stage.
    Forests like this are next.
    Then thargoid sites.

    It's like an evolution trail
    Is there a link between thargoid sites and ships.

    That's been my thoughts for a while but what's the missing link.
    The sites seem to big to be the interceptor variant if that's the case unless they have already spawned these ships.
    Purely tinfoil here guys.

  12. #117
    Originally Posted by Hazzu View Post (Source)
    I am very sad barnacles are not POI yet I eyeballed this easy but couldnt believe... I was flying at 2-2.5km looking for small ones but I saw that monstrosity from faaar away.
    Are you following surface features on a planet (canyons, etc.), or these can be anywhere?
    I'm considering a surveyor excursion in the area to get away from the bubble madness.

  13. #118
    Originally Posted by Le-Betz View Post (Source)
    To me it seems that Thargoid ships and Thargoid Ground Sites do not only resemble some jellyfish found in earth's oceans in their outer appearance, but at least the ground structures do have a comparable life cycle (just in reverse). It might even be possible, that the Thargoid ships we encounter in NHSS's are a juvenile form of its species, while the ground sites are adults or their old ones and there is something in between these forms that we haven't seen yet (that would make the Pleiades Nebula their 'home for the aged').

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...n-meduse-2.jpg (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jellyf...y_and_behavior)
    Respect. I believe You are very close.

  14. #119
    After seeing the video made by ModishNouns (Post #43), I decided to visit the place (BTW: Great Discovery, Congratulations). It has a number of distinctive and unusual features I noticed, the first of it was the skin of the central structure, which looks heavily stained and scarred.


    (Click on the images to enlarge)

    Also it seemed to me that there are much fewer barnacles surrounding the central structure of the site than at other Thargoid sites I visited before. I only found about half a dozen of them and only one contained meta-alloys. Maybe the local soil contains fewer of the minerals that barnacles need to develop and the scars in the structure's skin are the result of some sort of malnutrition. Possibly checking the moon's composition for any distinctive features could explain more.

    I found the place shown in the video a little north (ca. 30°) of the central structure, in the first picture in the upper row it is visible in the background to the right.


    (Click on the images to enlarge)

    There are four scavengers prowling around the location and I noticed them spilling some kind of yellow-greenish fluid.



    Later, when I saw the video-recording, I spotted the scavenger in the background and it is visible that it extracts something from the structure. It is recognisable even better in ModishNouns' video, at 1:40 and it supports my theory, that the scavengers are 'digesting' these structures.

    A part of the 'chemical burn' on the structure shows a striking hexagonal pattern and it gave me a feeling that I already had seen something quite like this before. Is it possible that the burn marks on the ship wrecks found at Non Human Signal Sources are caused by the same green gooey stuff? That might indicate that something tried to digest these ships (or at least tried to have a taste of them)? Does anybody remember Jeff Goldblum's 'table manners' in the movie The Fly by David Cronenberg? Thargoids are known to be insectoid, so i find it very likely that their way to consume food is much alike and so is the scanvengers'.


    (Click on the images to enlarge)

    I had only brought a Thargoid Sensor with me to open the structures' door for an inspection. So without a probe I could not test if the device in the sites' central structure's control room is fully operational. The tunnels inside the structure have collapsed in two places, otherwise it is not different than the active sites i've seen so far. Maybe next time.

    EDIT:
    Almost forgot, thanks for the rep.

  15. #120
    Originally Posted by Maligno View Post (Source)
    That's a very nice comparison sequence. (...)
    Thanks for the papers, I just scanned it, yet, but already find it intriguing stuff to read.

    I think I should clarify what I exactly did with the picture in my earlier post. Many of you seem to think that the GIF animation shows a comparison of two different Thargoid sites. That is not the case, in fact it shows the same site, one time unaltered, the other time with a little photoshop. I just copied one part of the site and pasted it into the parts of the picture where I am convinced that similiar parts had once been and are now missing.

    Sorry for the misunderstanding.

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