Alien civilization discovered in the Virgo cluster approximately 60 million ly from the Milky Way.
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.
- Argus Array
- Deep Traveller, The - Text by Todd Drashner
Mobile Dyson shell recently discovered by IR astronomy in intergalactic space approximately 23 million ly away. The Traveller is moving through intergalactic space at a rate of 0.5 c on a heading of roughly 87 degrees perpendicular to a line drawn between the Milky Way and the Virgo Cluster. No signals or non-infrared emissions have been detected. The origin, purpose or destination of the Traveller are unknown.
- Golden Tower Builders, The
- Triangulum Transmission, The
- Virgo Cluster - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Massive cluster of over 100 galaxies (including M61, M87, M90, and M100) and very hot, X-ray emitting gas. The cluster is roughly 60 million light years away and is the closest cluster of galaxies to our own galaxy. Over the millennia, a number of independent and corporate linelayer relativistic probes have departed from the cluster, but it is unlikely any will reach it.