SCP-5173
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Item #: SCP-5173

Object Class: Keter Neutralised

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-5173 has been neutralised and no further Containment Procedures are required.


Description: SCP-5173 refers to a gravitational singularity orbiting at the edge of the Oort cloud.

SCP-5173 was detected as suddenly materialising within the solar system on the 4th July 2019 at 22:11 and was immediately sighted by Foundation OrbSat PERIHELION.

At the time, SCP-5173 appeared to be the nova of a hereto unknown object with a mass of 0.08M⊙1. It was classified "Keter", due to its potentially uncontainable nature.

In addition, the Foundation intercepted a long-range radio wave isolated from NASA's DSN2. This long-range radio wave was detected on the 4th July 2019 at 22:02 but the Foundation was not immediately made aware of the discovery.

This long-range radio wave was transformed into an audio signal by Foundation staff and its contents are transcribed below in English:

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!!!!!!!!!!!CLEARANCE-LEVEL:OCHRE!!!!!!!!!!!

CONTENTS:
EVENT-1DEPART-PROCYON
EVENT-2ARRI-APHELION
EVENT-3FAILR-APHELION

CONTENTS OF THE VFR OF PCS APHELION WAKE AWAITS BELOW.

EVENT-1DEPART-PROCYON:

RECEIVED INVENTORY NOTICE ON [[EXPUNGED]]. DETAILED DESCRIPTION UNAVAILABLE. PERMISSION GRANTED BY OFFICIATE PALADIN. CONCERNS RAISED BY CPT.MARA-LAMUR.

MISSION WENT AHEAD.

PRIMUS MISSION DETAILS. DEPART FOR APHELION SYSTEM. COLONISE APHELION 3. POPULATION ABOARD. 100,000 SOULS. SECONDUS MISSION DETAILS. DELIVER OFFICIATE PALADIN PAYLOAD TO APHELION 3 PRIOR TO ARRI.

EVENT-2ARRI-APHELION:

ARRI APHELION. 4 GAS. 3 SOLID. 1 LIQUID. AT APHELION CPT.MARA-LAMUR SCANNED APHELION 3. LIFEFORMS DETECTED. POP. APPROX 7,000,000,000 SOULS.

CPT.MARA-LAMUR RAISED OBJECTION TO OFFICIATE PALADIN. OBJECTION REJECTED. OBSERVE PRIMUS MISSION DETAILS VIA SECONDUS MISSION DETAILS.

CPT.MARA-LAMUR RAISED SECOND OBJECTION TO OFFICIATE PALADIN. OBJECTION REJECTED. OBSERVE PRIMUS MISSION DETAILS VIA SECONDUS MISSION DETAILS.

CPT.MARA-LAMUR RAISED FINAL OBJECTION CITING PALADIN CODE. OBJECTION REJECTED. CPT.MARA-LAMUR TO BE COURT MARTIALED ON RETURN PROCYON.

EVENT-3FAILR-APHELION:

[[EXPUNGED]] INVENTORY DETONATED VIA REMOTE FAILURE. CPT.MARA-LAMUR DECLARED OUTLAW BY OFFICIATE PALADIN. APHELION WAKE LOST. PRIMUS MISSION DETAILS FAILED. SECONDUS MISSION DETAILS FAILED.


Observation of SCP-5173 continued unabated for a further year. During this time, the object decayed in luminosity and size. On the 5th July 2020, a gravity wave was detected emanating from SCP-5173 indicating that the object had decayed and collapsed.

SCP-5173 was declared neutralised to reflect the nature of this discovery.

Addendum 5173.1:

On 5th July 2020, it was discovered by the Deep Space Satellite Relay that the radio transmission intercepted by the Foundation had also been broadcast to another location. It was broadcast directly towards the constellation of Canis Minor, more specifically, the star Procyon.

It is expected that the radio transmission will reach Procyon by late 2031.

Foundation OrbSat PERIHELION has been redirected and its mission profile has been updated to continually monitor the Procyon stellar system for any evidence of biosignatures, radio transmissions, and other evidence of sentient life.

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