Sundrivers, The

Alien civilization discovered in the Virgo cluster approximately 60 million ly from the Milky Way

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Simulation of Sundriver vessels in action, using observational evidence accumulated over many centuries. This civilisation seems to be involved in a megascale project that involves the movement of entire stars.

The Sundrivers were discovered when the Argus Array found that a number of stars within one of the galaxies within the cluster were following trajectories at near right angles to the natural orbits of the rest of the stars within the galaxy. Further observations revealed that all stars within a 3000 light year diameter volume within one of the galaxy's spiral arms were all moving and converging into a compact sphere. The exact mechanism of the star moving process is unknown, but it is hypothesized that some form of reactionless drive may be involved.
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Text by Todd Drashner

Initially published on 09 January 2002.