Epsilon Sculptoris

System where first alien artifact was found

Alien artifact
Image from Steve Bowers
The object, apparently a (highly eroded) fragment of an autonomous vessel, was dated by photoluminescence, micrometeoroid impact and cosmic ray degradation rates

Multiple System
Distance from Sol: 89.5 ly
Constellation: Originally Sculptor, this star has since moved into Fornax.

Primary: Epsilon Sculptoris A
Type: F-type subgiant

Secondary: Epsilon Sculptoris B, 126 AU distant
Type: G5v

Tertiary: Epsilon Sculptoris C 900 AU distant
Type: M6v

Quarternary: Epsilon Sculptoris D 2500 AU distant
Type: M5v

The first alien artifact, a fragmentary hull of a robotic satellite, was discovered here in 1460 AT. This artifact was 196 million years old, a relic of the unnamed species HIE636MZE.

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Text by Steve Bowers
Initially published on 17 April 2012.