The Gru Phio DV-W d2-440 system is located in the Norma Arm region, 16,366.70 LYs from Sol.
It is the 28th survey candidate system in the original Canonn Challenge route, and was visited on day 34 of the Chronicles Expedition.
Expedition objective: scan and catalogue Roseum, Prasinum, Albidum and Caeruleum Sinuous Tubers.

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Expedition Journal

Roseum Sinuous Tubers Composition Scan
Roseum Sinuous Tubers Composition Scan
Prasinum Sinuous Tubers Composition Scan
Prasinum Sinuous Tubers Composition Scan
Albidum Sinuous Tubers Composition Scan
Albidum Sinuous Tubers Composition Scan
Caeruleum Sinuous Tubers Composition Scan
Caeruleum Sinuous Tubers Composition Scan
Roseum Sinuous Tubers
Prasinum Sinuous Tubers
Albidum Sinuous Tubers
Caeruleum Sinuous Tubers
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Roseum Sinuous Tubers on Planet 5DA of the Gru Phio DV-W d2-440 system
Roseum Sinuous Tubers on Planet 5DA of the Gru Phio DV-W d2-440 system
Prasinum Sinuous Tubers on Planet 5DA of the Gru Phio DV-W d2-440 system
Prasinum Sinuous Tubers on Planet 5DA of the Gru Phio DV-W d2-440 system
More Prasinum Sinuous Tubers on Planet 5DA of the Gru Phio DV-W d2-440 system
More Prasinum Sinuous Tubers on Planet 5DA of the Gru Phio DV-W d2-440 system
Albidum Sinuous Tubers on Planet 5DA of the Gru Phio DV-W d2-440 system
Albidum Sinuous Tubers on Planet 5DA of the Gru Phio DV-W d2-440 system
Caeruleum Sinuous Tubers on Planet 5DA of the Gru Phio DV-W d2-440 system
Caeruleum Sinuous Tubers on Planet 5DA of the Gru Phio DV-W d2-440 system
Various Sinuous Tubers on Planet 5DA of the Gru Phio DV-W d2-440 system
Various Sinuous Tubers on Planet 5DA of the Gru Phio DV-W d2-440 system
Surface Recon Vehicle on Planet 5DA of the Gru Phio DV-W d2-440 system
Surface Recon Vehicle on Planet 5DA of the Gru Phio DV-W d2-440 system
Surface Recon Vehicle on Planet 5DA of the Gru Phio DV-W d2-440 system
Surface Recon Vehicle on Planet 5DA of the Gru Phio DV-W d2-440 system
Roseum Sinuous Tubers
Prasinum Sinuous Tubers
More Prasinum Sinuous Tubers
Albidum Sinuous Tubers
Caeruleum Sinuous Tubers
Various Sinuous Tubers
Surface Recon Vehicle
Admiring The View
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It has been over 80,000 Ly’s since the expedition objectives have required a planetary landing.  Careful examination of the candidate planet’s attributes is required to ensure a safe and measured approach, as I remind myself of the unfortunate incident at 116 Tauri D2.  Detailed surface scanner probes are deployed and a number of likely surface biological landing sites are quickly identified.

According to the Pilot’s Federation Codex, Sinuous Tubers are organic structures found on planetary surfaces and are distinguished by their tubular shape and vivid colouration.  They are considered a species of fungal life and have been found on the surfaces of airless planets and moons across the galaxy. They were originally nicknamed “Tube Worms” by early explorers due to their resemblance to tube worms found on Earth according to sources outside the Codex system. 

Given planet 5DA is just over 1,000ls  from the system’s entry point, the bright blue-white light of the class A primary star desaturates the expedition objective to the point where visual comparison of Tuber varieties from the SRV is ineffective.  It is only through the composition scanner that any differences can be determined.

One of the most interesting aspects of the cataloging of Sinuous Tubers is that all varieties of Tubers are available at one location.  In itself this is not necessarily unusual as other geological and biological surface sites around the galaxy are known to consist of more than one variety of a given feature.  What is surprising, in this instance, is that all four varieties of Sinus Tuber can be found at the same site within a radius of less than 1km.

One final item of note for this planetary survey occurred when reconciling the Codex records against the composition scanner records (about six weeks after this location was visited).  It appeared that the Albidum Sinuous Tubers entry was no longer available in the Pilot’s Federation Codex for the Norma Arm region.  The reason behind it’s absence is unknown at the time of submitting this log entry.  Perhaps it is merely a system error as opposed to a sinister conspiracy to eradicate scientific records from the galaxy.  An explorer’s mind can easily wander to such dark places when untethered from the influence of the inhabited areas of the Milky Way.

During the survey of the system these other features were observed
Sulpur Dioxide Gas Vent on Planet 5DA
Sulpur Dioxide Gas Vent on Planet 5DA
Sulpur Dioxide Gas Vent
 
Gru Phio DV-W d2-440 System Map
Gru Phio DV-W d2-440 System Map
Region Map: Norma Arm
Region Map: Norma Arm
Codex Entry Roseum Sinuous Tubers
Codex Entry Roseum Sinuous Tubers
Codex Entry Prasinum Sinuous Tubers
Codex Entry Prasinum Sinuous Tubers
Codex Entry Caeruleum Sinuous Tubers
Codex Entry Caeruleum Sinuous Tubers
Codex Entry All Sinuous Tubers
Codex Entry All Sinuous Tubers
System Map
Region Map
Codex
Codex
Codex
Codex
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It has been over 80,000 Ly’s since the expedition objectives have required a planetary landing.  Careful examination of the candidate planet’s attributes is required to ensure a safe and measured approach, as I remind myself of the unfortunate incident at 116 Tauri D2.  Detailed surface scanner probes are deployed and a number of likely surface biological landing sites are quickly identified.

According to the Pilot’s Federation Codex, Sinuous Tubers are organic structures found on planetary surfaces and are distinguished by their tubular shape and vivid colouration.  They are considered a species of fungal life and have been found on the surfaces of airless planets and moons across the galaxy. They were originally nicknamed “Tube Worms” by early explorers due to their resemblance to tube worms found on Earth according to sources outside the Codex system. 

Given planet 5DA is just over 1,000ls  from the system’s entry point, the bright blue-white light of the class A primary star desaturates the expedition objective to the point where visual comparison of Tuber varieties from the SRV is ineffective.  It is only through the composition scanner that any differences can be determined.

One of the most interesting aspects of the cataloging of Sinuous Tubers is that all varieties of Tubers are available at one location.  In itself this is not necessarily unusual as other geological and biological surface sites around the galaxy are known to consist of more than one variety of a given feature.  What is surprising, in this instance, is that all four varieties of Sinus Tuber can be found at the same site within a radius of less than 1km.

One final item of note for this planetary survey occurred when reconciling the Codex records against the composition scanner records (about six weeks after this location was visited).  It appeared that the Albidum Sinuous Tubers entry was no longer available in the Pilot’s Federation Codex for the Norma Arm region.  The reason behind it’s absence is unknown at the time of submitting this log entry.  Perhaps it is merely a system error as opposed to a sinister conspiracy to eradicate scientific records from the galaxy.  An explorer’s mind can easily wander to such dark places when untethered from the influence of the inhabited areas of the Milky Way.

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Gru Phio DV-W d2-440

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