Surface Features - Barnacles/Unknown Structures/Crashed Ships etc...

Received one of those "tips" about a crashed site and valuable cargo. On advice, up to now I've always binned them as not worth the effort, but followed this one to Balte, body 1A, where I found what appeared to be a crashed Asp. The cargo strewn about was definitely not worth it (couple of cans of fruit & veg) but I heard the Tharg-style warblings and so-on and decided to hang around.

I found a Thargoid Sensor on the ground. I take it this is the "valuable" bit - but so far, all my findings via Google tell me that in fact, there's nothing I can do with it. I did race back home for my corrosion-resistant rack and loaded it into my DBX, where it currently sits as I return 'home'. But what can I actually do with it? Especially without a probe as well?

Seems a bit of a waste to me. I read that it carrying it will make me wanted in every system and that I can't use it (without a probe) or sell it. So why?

Think in future I'll keep on deleting those "tips".
Have you listened to them?
 
Received one of those "tips" about a crashed site and valuable cargo. On advice, up to now I've always binned them as not worth the effort, but followed this one to Balte, body 1A, where I found what appeared to be a crashed Asp. The cargo strewn about was definitely not worth it (couple of cans of fruit & veg) but I heard the Tharg-style warblings and so-on and decided to hang around.

I found a Thargoid Sensor on the ground. I take it this is the "valuable" bit - but so far, all my findings via Google tell me that in fact, there's nothing I can do with it. I did race back home for my corrosion-resistant rack and loaded it into my DBX, where it currently sits as I return 'home'. But what can I actually do with it? Especially without a probe as well?

Seems a bit of a waste to me. I read that it carrying it will make me wanted in every system and that I can't use it (without a probe) or sell it. So why?

Think in future I'll keep on deleting those "tips".

PS - if anyone wants it let me know - but after this evening (UK time) it's gone. I hang around Shinrarta Dezhra area and I'm in Mobius group..
Can you provide any additional information about this tip off? Latitude/Longitude or the contents of the crashed ship's log maybe? I've been slowly collecting information on the tip off missions and those that lead to Thargoid related sites are very much in the minority. They are also of the most interest to me at this time.
 
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Can you provide any additional information about this tip off? Latitude/Longitude or the contents of the crashed ship's log maybe? I've been slowly collecting information on the tip off missions and those that lead to Thargoid related sites are very much in the minority. They are also of the most interesting to me at this time.
This is very interesting. I wasn't aware that tip-off missions *ever* included Thargoid content, and this is the second time in as many days I've seen something similarly unexpected pop up. The other one was a thread on the Exploration forum that just mentioned in passing finding a Thargoid probe in a signal source in the Formidine Rift.

Makes me wonder if Thargoid bits are starting to show up in places they didn't used to be (as opposed to just being rare and going unnoticed). And if so, what's up with that?
 
Outotz ST-I D9-6 2A gone?

I'm there and there are no barnacles and no structure.

Am I in the wrong place or doing something else wrong?

 
I'm there and there are no barnacles and no structure.

Am I in the wrong place or doing something else wrong?

I've seen several reports that the sites in Outotz ST-I D9-6 have vanished without explanation. The current suspicion is that they were removed as they did not fit the normal criteria for where they are normally found. They were likely hand placed for the Gnosis event.
 
I've seen several reports that the sites in Outotz ST-I D9-6 have vanished without explanation. The current suspicion is that they were removed as they did not fit the normal criteria for where they are normally found. They were likely hand placed for the Gnosis event.
That's a tad concerning.

On an aside, I also feel this way about the initial Barnacle discoveries. Those ones that were first discovered in Merope have never fit the bill entirely...
 
Lol, you made me take a double look before I opened the spoiler! ;), I thought, 'damn! Someone's found 1 more before I've even found one!' :p. (My Asp is sat over a planet atm, part way through a search for a new TS).
 
Han dude you made me spit my coffee out with that second pic. [haha]
For those that don't know.
The scientist in the picture is the legendary Commander Derthek. The creator of the Gnosis and janitor of the Canonn.

That tinfoil hat in the picture was sent to David Braben as gift and has been used by Ed on live streams. I hope it's still ok.:D
 
Regarding location and grid etc - Balte 1A 0.6165° -45.7333° . It's in the bottom of a gorge and if you don't use a small ship and land in the space down there (I used a DBX and struggled to find a spot) it's very difficult to access.

You can get down with the SRV, but it's a near sheer drop on one side and impossible on the other. I had a heck of a job recovering to my ship, which I had to send away and recall many times before I could get to it, travelling back along the length of the ravine over very difficult terrain. So best landing at the exact site - which is as shown in the screenshot, rather than what is given in the tip message (which wasn't exact - I landed then used the sensor to find the wreck).

There was a message of some kind when I scanned the ship, but it was of zero use - don't think I took a screenie, but I had EDMC open, so might be able to find it in the logs.

Update Edit: No - no screenie and although the wrecked ship scan is shown in the EDMC log, it's content isn't. I'm sure it was nothing of consequence. If it was, I would have made a note or not deleted it. Just some ramblings about the guy on the ship hoping he would survive, IIRC.

Exact entries (including the screenie I posted) with even more precise grid reference info:

{ "timestamp":"2018-10-09T20:14:03Z", "event":"Screenshot", "Filename":"\\ED_Pictures\\Screenshot_0029.bmp", "Width":1280, "Height":768, "System":"Balte", "Body":"Balte 1 a", "Latitude":0.616498, "Longitude":-45.733337, "Heading":323 }
{ "timestamp":"2018-10-09T20:14:44Z", "event":"DataScanned", "Type":"WreckedShip" }
There is a single cargo rack available to shoot at, which just contains a single piece of antimony.

Update 2: Turns out I hadn't deleted the scanned message - and as i thought, it contains nothing of value:

 
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[video=youtube;ml080rGyopQ]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ml080rGyopQ[/video] During a long haul passenger mission, I stumbled upon these new tube-like biological entities after mapping a small moon. I don't have a SRV equipped on my Dolphin, but in one moment you can clearly see some green gunk stuck in the bigger biological entity. Note the haunting noise and the discrete green plumes emanating from it too (Thargoid origin maybe?). Anyway, these things seem to be inoffensive. Later I remembered all ships have a composition scanner, and I found they were Amphor Plants! System FLYEIA HYPAI UY-Y D1-64, body 1 A.
 
Nice find Gabriellg! :cool:

Btw for those who don't already know, the Thargoid structure in Outotz has been returned.

This is very interesting. I wasn't aware that tip-off missions *ever* included Thargoid content, and this is the second time in as many days I've seen something similarly unexpected pop up. The other one was a thread on the Exploration forum that just mentioned in passing finding a Thargoid probe in a signal source in the Formidine Rift.

Makes me wonder if Thargoid bits are starting to show up in places they didn't used to be (as opposed to just being rare and going unnoticed). And if so, what's up with that?
I missed this post originally, this is news to me! Anymore info on that TP in the rift? I wasn't aware their was any Thargoid stuff out there! (beyond indirect mentions in the log).
 
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I missed this post originally, this is news to me! Anymore info on that TP in the rift? I wasn't aware their was any Thargoid stuff out there! (beyond indirect mentions in the log).
I remember that, even went out there. Was determined to be nothing more than a misunderstanding or a hoax. There were a few of the latter going around at the time.

RE: Tipoffs leading to a crash with a Thargoid Sensor... that would be this one: https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/270351-ATTENTION-Unkown-Artifact-found-at-tip-off-crash-site-come-get-it!
 
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