pfc design notes 006 - That's No Moon
Cutty is exploring an Oort cloud system about 550AU away. She has named them after the Algea of Greek mythology:
Lype (Pain) - the largest body, similar in size to Pluto's moon Charon
Ania (Sorrow) - a large moon about half of Lype's size
Achus (Anguish) - a robotic satellite of alien design
Upon arriving, Cutty sees that Achus is no moon.
It is, in fact, an X-ray free electron laser, but Cutty doesn't immediately recognize it as such because she isn't familiar with particle accelerators - yet. All she knows is that it's pointed at the inner Solar System...
That's all for part 006!
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