UAs, Barnacles & More Thread 5 - The Canonn

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I took a UA to all planets in merope and listened tot he morse. Found nothing but I want to do the same with Maia. Did anyone check some of its planets? I will do it i just don't want to double-check for nothing
 
Something else came up to my mind. The Merope nebula is thickest around Maia and Merope. (Based on Finnish Wikipedia-page)

There's some pictures stars near / between the Maia and Merope. I have not visited the first one, but the second was visited last summer. Those are yellow/orange stars

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Pleiades Sector HR-W D1-79

There you have an Yellow star with tidally locked planet :)

Based on Google Docs spreadsheet this system is on investigation. Can someone check that PD-S P4-2? It is Class M star. I wonder the thrusters position on trailer (over 1G), it might be vain for this poor Pleiades Sector HR-W D1-79 1A rocky ball.
 
According with Wikipedia, Barnacles should grow over a substrate eroding it and these are marine organism.
Due to the fact that Horizons doesn't allow us to land on air planets with wather, the only possible option is the MIST. The substrate can be a crashed ship.
Being manually placed like some crashed ships, we have to search for a manually placed crash site on a planet with MIST.
Where can probably crash a ship on Pleiades? Near a black hole I think... who knows?
 
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According with Wikipedia, Barnacles should grow over a substrate eroding it and these are marine organism.
Due to the fact that Horizons doesn't allow us to land on air planets with wather, the only possible option is the MIST. The substrate can be a crashed ship.
Being manually placed like some crashed ships, we have to search for a manually placed crash site on a planet with MIST.
Where can probably crash a ship on Pleiades? Near a black hole I think... who knows?

Well.... if you're going with a strict marine interpretation then I'd be inclined to think that an ice world might be the thing then. If these barnacles are indeed seeded probably thorugh a crash and or meteorite impact (traces of 50 horror movies here) then the heat from the impact/blast would probably melt the icy/salty ground and allow these organisms to fester. As a bonus ice planets are far easier to look for stuff on because they are very bright and you can spot dark features. Also a lot of them feature deep canyones and crevices that are reddish (probably some sort of briny salt ) and that has been shown in the trailer video (last shot before the horizons splash appears).
 
Well apparently the canopy bug is still a thing, so I managed to get back to Obsidian just fine. I'm logging off for now though. Next place I'm going to check is the planet Obsidian orbits, because IIRC when we went down there at launch it had a lot of mist.
 
I think the yellow star may be a secondary star. Like in Maia. In one shot you can see a blue star in the distance, next to the yellow.

BTW, it's not Maia. No planets orbits the yellow star there.
LoL! I am very painfully aware of that as I have already checked every yellow/white type star (and red dwarfs), over about 4 days, in the Pleiades nebula and close to the nebula and none, that I can find, fits the bill of the trailer planet.

Don't forget in the trailer, it details three separate SRV "stories" on three separate planets.

The SRV pair are the ones who go past the Type 9 derelict and then the big greeny thing. A mountainous rocky planet (icy planets can look like this too), with brownish ground and a primary yellow star (possibly, with blue binary). The yellow star is also quite close.

I actually don't think the planet exists in game, but it has given me some pointers, in terms of planet composition rocky brownish land colour. High metal content worlds have a more striated mesh like look to the surface, which the trailer planet didn't have.
 
Ok, I did some thinking and have my theory. But it can provide some direction only if the devs didn't decide to simply put the barnacles in the nebulae and then left all of it in the hands of God of RNG. If there is really some scientific logic behind all this, my theory should work and narrow the area of searching.

Barnacles are living organism right?! What does living organism need to prosper?

  1. Basic building compound - carbon. This should by provided by the Pleiades reflection nebula.
  2. Metal - as barnacles are source of meta-alloys. Should by provided by MR or HMC bodies. Here we can debate, if the rock bodies has sufficient amount of metal in them for barnacles to grow (personally I think they don't). Maybe better conditions for growing if the body has volcanic activity.
  3. Energy - starlight, space radioactivity, volcanic energy (dark places, such as craters, canyons, dark side of tidally locked body.
  4. Liquid media or vapors (cellular fluid) - water, hydrogen sulfide (sulfane), ammonia. This plays key role in my theory, because it significantly narrows the parts of planetary body surface for searching. For tidally locked bodies, this would include dark side (if volcanic activity is present), twilight zone, or deep craters or canals. For other bodies only poles are the possibility, as caves are not on the game.
Now, maybe I overdid it, but I think it's logical to look at it this way. Feel free to correct me, or add your own thoughts Commanders. I hope that Frontier will not disappoint me by using only the nebulae and RNG.:D
 
Following that road it appears the name of Celaeno:

Celaeno is one of the seven stars of the Pleiades. On its fourth planet is the Great Library of Celaeno, which houses stone tablets containing secrets stolen from the Great Old Ones and Elder Gods. Professor Laban Shrewsbury spent some time here, transcribing the library's knowledge in his notebook—a manuscript that would later be known as theCelaeno Fragments.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extraterrestrial_places_in_the_Cthulhu_Mythos#Celaeno
Such a pity there is no Celaeno 4, and no landable planets.

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According with Wikipedia, Barnacles should grow over a substrate eroding it and these are marine organism.
Due to the fact that Horizons doesn't allow us to land on air planets with wather, the only possible option is the MIST. The substrate can be a crashed ship.
Being manually placed like some crashed ships, we have to search for a manually placed crash site on a planet with MIST.
Where can probably crash a ship on Pleiades? Near a black hole I think... who knows?
I think your theory is correct, however substitute MIST for Nebula gas and particles. Any planet therefore without an atmosphere could be a possibility maybe as others have suggested a slightly higher G world to concentrate the nebula material closer to the surface.
 
I saw dense PoIs at the poles on Merope 3C. Best guess is that it's an artefact of the distribution process. If you assume that there is a random chance of a PoI showing up at each (x,y) on the surface then there dense clusters of these at the poles due to the lines of latitude converging, hence more PoIs.

The graphic below might help: if there is a equal chance of a PoI showing up in each divided area then sitting at the pole you have more chance of seeing PoIs around you as there are more areas.
That is clever! I did consider the 'spherical warp' when we were talking about breaking the surface up into longitudinal/latitudinal strips for searching, but it never occurred to me that it might result in a greater density of POIs around the poles, unless the generation system factors it in.

POIs generally are easy to find though; with the scanner at max range I can generally see 2 or 3 without moving. I wonder if the POIs are distributed by lat/long (in which case they'll be packed more densely on small planets) or by surface distance (meaning there'll be more contacts on large planets than on small). My guess is the former.
 
I feel there's a bit much emphasis on tidally locked planets in this discussion. Therefore I would like to comment on 2 points which I think are the most "harmful" to our search.

- The trailer scene which we assume shows Barnacles is in the dark, therefore Large Barnacles are only found in the dark.
- The trailer scene which we assume shows Barnacles is in the dark, therefore it must be a tidally locked planet.
Those two points are completely baseless. The trailer could be shot at night, the trailer could be shot on a planet far away from a star or it could indeed be on a tidally locked planet. But we have absolutely no indicator which it could be. And the darkness could very well serve an exclusively dramatic purpose.

In my opinion it would be much more useful to try to understand what the Barnacles "want", what a suitable environment might be for Large Barnacles. I think it's safe to assume that the Large Barnacles have been dubbed that way because they look similar to the barnacles we all know and love, and not because those "interstellar explorers" have run a lengthy analysis to figure out that they actually are similar.
If we assume those things in the trailer are indeed Large Barnacles then I would tend to exclude planets with a really low gravity. Why? Because I think the gravity of that world would favor tall and slender entities over those with a broad base as was shown in the trailer. This kind of structure to me looks like it would be a much better fit on a world with gravity equal to or greater than Earth's.
 
On the subject of yellow stars: for what it's worth Pleiadas Sector DL-Y D65 has a yellow star and 9A (I think) is landable. It is a beautiful little moon, white with giant gashes all over the surface revealing brown subsoil. The gashes are really treacherous - they get dark and go DEEP, often unexpectedly. RIP two buggers.
 
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That is clever! I did consider the 'spherical warp' when we were talking about breaking the surface up into longitudinal/latitudinal strips for searching, but it never occurred to me that it might result in a greater density of POIs around the poles, unless the generation system factors it in.

POIs generally are easy to find though; with the scanner at max range I can generally see 2 or 3 without moving. I wonder if the POIs are distributed by lat/long (in which case they'll be packed more densely on small planets) or by surface distance (meaning there'll be more contacts on large planets than on small). My guess is the former.
Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but wouldn't it be more likely for "water" to accumulate on the poles as well?
 
I feel there's a bit much emphasis on tidally locked planets in this discussion. Therefore I would like to comment on 2 points which I think are the most "harmful" to our search.

- The trailer scene which we assume shows Barnacles is in the dark, therefore Large Barnacles are only found in the dark.
- The trailer scene which we assume shows Barnacles is in the dark, therefore it must be a tidally locked planet.
Those two points are completely baseless. The trailer could be shot at night, the trailer could be shot on a planet far away from a star or it could indeed be on a tidally locked planet. But we have absolutely no indicator which it could be. And the darkness could very well serve an exclusively dramatic purpose.

In my opinion it would be much more useful to try to understand what the Barnacles "want", what a suitable environment might be for Large Barnacles. I think it's safe to assume that the Large Barnacles have been dubbed that way because they look similar to the barnacles we all know and love, and not because those "interstellar explorers" have run a lengthy analysis to figure out that they actually are similar.
If we assume those things in the trailer are indeed Large Barnacles then I would tend to exclude planets with a really low gravity. Why? Because I think the gravity of that world would favor tall and slender entities over those with a broad base as was shown in the trailer. This kind of structure to me looks like it would be a much better fit on a world with gravity equal to or greater than Earth's.
The in-game description has something like this in it:

Meta-alloys have a complex lattice structure with large internal voids. They are cellular in nature, and formed organically. They are incredibly strong - much stronger than foamed aluminium for example. Many elements form the structure so technically they are alloys, but the composition is different in different parts of the cell walls for strength. They are good thermal insulators, and have a high melting point, but if they are melted they lose all their special properties and become a conventional alloy. They are easily machined, but as yet cannot be manufactured, only found in space. They are associated with recently discovered alien entities nicknamed 'Large Barnacles' by interstellar explorers. These appear to be common in certain parts of space, although no-one is certain why. This material has been heralded as the next step in materials technology. It is ultra-light and stronger and more versatile than most commercially available alloys.
Seems like they don't like light too much. Although that could also just mean that planets near stars are out of the question, unless they're tidally locked.
 
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I feel there's a bit much emphasis on tidally locked planets in this discussion. Therefore I would like to comment on 2 points which I think are the most "harmful" to our search.

- The trailer scene which we assume shows Barnacles is in the dark, therefore Large Barnacles are only found in the dark.
- The trailer scene which we assume shows Barnacles is in the dark, therefore it must be a tidally locked planet.
Those two points are completely baseless. The trailer could be shot at night, the trailer could be shot on a planet far away from a star or it could indeed be on a tidally locked planet. But we have absolutely no indicator which it could be. And the darkness could very well serve an exclusively dramatic purpose.

In my opinion it would be much more useful to try to understand what the Barnacles "want", what a suitable environment might be for Large Barnacles. I think it's safe to assume that the Large Barnacles have been dubbed that way because they look similar to the barnacles we all know and love, and not because those "interstellar explorers" have run a lengthy analysis to figure out that they actually are similar.
If we assume those things in the trailer are indeed Large Barnacles then I would tend to exclude planets with a really low gravity. Why? Because I think the gravity of that world would favor tall and slender entities over those with a broad base as was shown in the trailer. This kind of structure to me looks like it would be a much better fit on a world with gravity equal to or greater than Earth's.
Sounds an awful lot like mold when you put it this way which is known to proliferate in dark, damp, and warmer envioronments. Lichen is somewhat similar but in colder environments. Someone had pointed out that there are some liches that have been dubbed barnacles in addition to the actual animals.
 
Meta-alloys have a complex lattice structure with large internal voids. They are cellular in nature, and formed organically. They are incredibly strong - much stronger than foamed aluminium for example. Many elements form the structure so technically they are alloys, but the composition is different in different parts of the cell walls for strength. They are good thermal insulators, and have a high melting point, but if they are melted they lose all their special properties and become a conventional alloy. They are easily machined, but as yet cannot be manufactured, only found in space. They are associated with recently discovered alien entities nicknamed 'Large Barnacles' by interstellar explorers. These appear to be common in certain parts of space, although no-one is certain why. This material has been heralded as the next step in materials technology. It is ultra-light and stronger and more versatile than most commercially available alloys.
Seems like they don't like light too much. Although that could also just mean that planets near stars are out of the question, unless they're tidally locked.
I don't see anything about light in the meta-alloy description, only about heat. Where are you getting the thing about them not liking light from exactly?
 
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