LEONARDO Report 32


Date: 20710526

Classification: Secret

Circulation within TVOR-nets only.

Priority: Executive Summary for ICCXD

Sources: Collated by Brilliance from science team data (reports LEONARDO 8-31)

Subject: On the Hubble VII/AUTOBAHN findings

The Kitagawa Utamaro was sent to three different points [coordinates appended] near the general region suspected to be under alien control, equipped with the American Hubble VII telescope and the european AUTOBAHN remote sensing system. The objective was to study the neighboring systems with respect to orbiting large-scale structures similar to those found in the Xi Ursae Majoris system.


A sphere of roughly 30 light-years in radius was scanned and analysed from the three points. Several stars turned out to have orbiting structures of artificial origin which were not registered human settlements. The following 17 stars were within a 50 ly range from the Earth:

System Type Comment
AC+10 95-26 m4vi Subdwarf, one installation
Beta Virginis f8 Terrestrial planet, terraforming?
DM+13 2618 m2 1 installation
DM+16 2404 k8 Possible installation
DM+22 2302 m2 1 installation
DM+27 2055 m3 1 installation
DM+27 28217 m3 1 installation
DM+31 2240 A k9 5 installations
DM+31 2240 B m2 Likely installation
DM+34 2323 k4 2 installations
DM+9 2636 m1 1 installation
Denebola a3 Sizeable asteroid belt and several installations
G 44-42 m4 1 installation
Ross 119 m0 1 installation
Ross 627 f0vii White dwarf; possible measurement error
SZ Crater A k4 2 installations
SZ Crater B m7 1 installation, uncertain
Wolf 414 m5 1 installation
Wolf 433 m4 1 installation

They form a remarkably regular sphere of activity, containing mostly red dwarf stars; Denebola and Beta Virginis are the only bright stars. In most cases only individual orbiting structures were found; the exceptions are Denebola, which appears to have an extensive asteroid disk with several noticeable artificial structures, and Beta Virginis which has a terrestrial type planet (tentatively named Tsunetari) orbited by several artificial constructions.

No significant changes in the presence of constructions occured for most of the systems when the observation point was moved, suggesting a fairly slow spread or even a static society. The exception was Beta Virginis, which appears to be under development; terraforming is not ruled out.

Conclusions and Speculations

The data suggests that the alien presence in the above systems is significant, and has been so for several decades (due to the light-speed delays in the observations ). The most notable fact is the extreme density of the colonies: the 16 human colonies lie distributed within a 30 ly sphere, with only the most suitable planets being colonized or terraformed, while the alien presence suggests a very high density in what, to a human mind, would appear as non-optimal systems. One possibility is that the aliens have little need for planets or sun-like stars, and instead seeks to limit communications delays or travel costs. Another possibility is that the spherical form denotes the reach of the current political structure; colonies farther out would be ungovernable, and are hence not founded.

Regardless of the origin of the curious colonisation pattern, the orbital facilities provide an important hint about the technology of the aliens. Given the data from Xi Ursae Majoris, the largest facilities are (just as in the case of humans) used for antimatter production, which suggests that there either exists a high demand for antimatter or that the aliens have been stockpiling it for several decades.

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