Could you eject it from the cargo bay and take pictures?
Any group of explorers that use Teamspeak or discord? not sure if it's a good subject for the topic but well, most explorers/mystery solvers will probably read this.
The interesting thing is that the attackers, on the COMMS chatter, called the Probe an Artifact as well.
"We are here for the Artifact, you don't need to do the heroes!".
take lots of screenshots of the ancient artifact and debris. pick it up i would guess.
Also, No Huzzah from me for Riz due to combat logging.
great find Riz! I'm pretty sure I've seen that convoy before. Didn't have a cargo scanner and didn't wait around to see if anyone jumped in. I was looking for trade ships in an anarchy near Felicity and decided messing with that convoy probably wasn't a good idea.
The short version is that I'd be surprised if the spawn was system specific. They'll probably be spotted all over the place now that people know what to look for and how to gear up.