100 Water Worlds Initiative, Day Four: The Neutron Highway

  • Newly Discovered Water Worlds: 6
  • Virgin Systems Fully Explored: 5

Another poor starting day. But I did find a handful of Neutron Stars, clustered within 50 light-years or so of each other. All had already been discovered, but their jets allow you to “supercharge” your FSD for a one-time long-distance jump that’s roughly three times the normal maximum distance.

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This kickstart, while I’m skipping over potentially promising systems, saves me time; getting me out to virgin space quicker.

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Now I’m going to hop back in to Hilary Depot for a quick repair and data dump. Then back out in a slightly different direction.

100 Water Worlds Initiative, Day Three: Expanding the Mini-Bubble

  • Newly Discovered Water Worlds: 6
  • Virgin Systems Fully Explored: 5

 

The day began inauspiciously, with a string of empty or otherwise barren systems that I elected not to explore fully. Sticking to my current area of exploration the pickings had slimmed considerably.

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But not all was wasted; I explored a number of new systems, many not fully. And in one I found an earth-mass Water World orbiting a larger Water World. Not quite twins, but close.

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I will now drive my efforts along a single axis of exploration for the next day or two.

100 Water Worlds Initiative, Day One: The Journey Out

  • Newly Discovered Water Worlds: 0
  • Virgin Systems Fully Explored: 0

I tried to get footage of Zheng He leaving Unity Station, but the external camera was on the fritz at the time. Took me a bit of time and a couple of Neutron Star-boosted jumps to hit unexplored space out past New Yembo, but I’m there now.

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I did scan some Water Worlds on the way out, of course. But probably the most interesting thing I found was a Gas Giant hosting ammonia-based life.

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I’m taking time to explore each system in detail out here. I do know I’m not the first to pass through these parts, but it’s pretty clear that no dedicated explorers have been here.

Good for today. Let’s see what tomorrow brings now that I’m in uncharted space.

100 Waterworlds Initiative Announced

ww3 (2)EDGEWORTH ENTERPRISE, SENONES (Crimson Dynamic News Services) – Crimson Dynanic affliliate and Senones native CMDR Ardwulf has reported back from deep space to announce the 100 Water Worlds Initiative. Citing non-disclosure agreements, Ardwulf declined to reveal his current location but states that he is roughly 2,000 light-years from Sol in his Diamondback Explorer the Zheng He. He was last seen departing known space to Spinward.

Video footage of his findings his not available as of press time, however CMDR Ardwulf has announced that his goal for this voyage (Voyage 3) is to locate one hundred new Water Worlds for future human habitation and to expand the frontiers of explored space.

The goals of the Initiative are as follows:

  • Locate and scan one hundred new Water World planets.
  • Previously discovered Water Worlds will not count against the goal.
  • Water Worlds which are not yet reported as explored on the exploration date do count.
  • Each new Water World discovered will be logged and images and/or video will be obtained, for posterity and for use in future reports.
  • Return to inhabited space only when the goal has been met.
  • Upon his return Ardwulf promises that a video and/or photographic report will be released to the public.

As of his last transmission, CMDR Ardwulf reports that he is 20170312172215_1 (2)approximately 1900 light-years out of Sol and that eight Water Worlds have been located thus far, four of them previously uncharted. Further, Ardwulf also confided in this reporter that Yeti is the pinnacle achievement of Terran “Kraut and Roll” performers Amon Düül II, but that their LP “Made in Germany” is “weak sauce.” As of this writing members of the band were unavailable for comment.