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PRF Science Log stardate 090119 : Pathfinder Science Division plan and accomplish the archeological research of the Pinastri-System. It will be a long term project and includes all planets and asteroids of the system. If we find any structures or anything else of interest from other species or sunken cultures in this system, it is planed to accomplish some away-shuttle-missions for research and recovering artefacts or anything of interest. Artefacts will be brought to pathfinder laboratories for examination. Of course, every UFS Scientist from Science Branch is invited and welcome to support this project, if he/she is interested in cultures and species, especially the colleagues of Evolutionary Division. Furthermore the cooperation with other science divisions, for example Astro Sciences, is welcome to bring this project to success. That includes maybe, that Pinastri Artefacts may exhibited and examined in other laboratories, too.
The first focus of the archeological exploration of the Pinastri System lies on the waterworld Pinastri V. The deep sea research began at stardate 090119 with a deep-sea scan. Underwater structures were detected and PRF Science Officer, Crewman Rhode is comissioned to plan a shuttle mission.
Results and progress of the project will be reported here.
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PRF Science Log Stardate 090121:
Pinastri V Mission in progress.
Warrant Officer Rhode initiated a "shuttle" ((we are using an Intrepid Class Training Ship USS Galileo)) Mission to Pinastri V.
Mission objectives : Short Range Scans with sensors and Tricorder Scans. If possible recover artefacts and any objects of archeological interest.
If an officer Ecology or Botany is available he/she should join the mission too
Mission is planed to start at Sunday Stardate 090125.0300 SLT (12.00am Alpha time)
Crew (planed) : Science (max. 3) : WO Nabu Rhode (Command) , Lt. Kathen Ohtobide, Ens. Sofrosta Fleury (?) Medical (max. 2): Lt. Anna Kahane, CM Piper John, Security/Marine (max. 2) : Ens. Kermie Mistwallow, 1 Cadet
PRF Science log Stardate 090125
Debriefing Report about Shuttle Mission to Pinastri V at Stardate 090125.
After detecting underwater structures with a deep range scan off Pinastri V at stardate 090119 , the PRF CO Lt. Triells ordered the designated PRF Chief of Science, Ens. Nabu Rhode, to accomplish a Shuttle Mission to Pinastri V to examine the discovered underwater structures. The Mission started at 090125 and was under command of Chief of PRF Science. Other Crewmembers were PRF XO Lt. Meta Korobase, PRF Scientist Ens. Chronos Xaris and Lt. Kathen Ohthobide from Ecology Science Division. The Crew entered the Intrepid Class Training Ship USS Galileo for the short flight to Pinastri V.
After approaching Pinasti V orbit a probe was started and the probe sended the first visual impressions from the Underwater Structure.
Many short range sensor scan datas were collected and after checking, if the area around the ruins is safe, the away-team examinded the ruins with tricorders.
The ocean in this area is full of animal and plant lifeforms and much more than expected first. Some predators has to be defeated. More than sixteen different species of aquatic life were counted and more than one kind : echinoderms, molluscs, fish were detected. The closer examination of the ruins showed that the ruins and structures were different styled structures from different time periods, but it is not sure, if the structures are from different species or just a one species. This has to be examined in the laboratories. The away team also recovered different stone and metal artefacts. The recovered stone columns and quaders have all scripts on it - some are similar like egyptian hieroglyphics and some are similar like gothic hieroglyphics and some of the artefacts have no signs on it. The recovered metal artefacts are mostly metal crap and they are "younger" the stoned artefacts, but they have a low radiation - and the signature is not known.
First archeological assesment: The structures are more than 20000 years old and metal crap maybe 15000. This has to be examined in the laboratories. The species who designed the stone artfacts seems to a lower technological standard than starfleet , but the metal artefacts pointing to a high tech species.
Mission was a full success. Masses of new data´s about Pinastri V were collected, valuable archeological artefacts were recovered and secured. No medical incident, except a little bite of a predator, but nothing serious.
The PRF Science Division will evaluate datas of this mission and plan further missions. Its advised to plan further missions in cooperation with botany , ecological and geological scientists of every Starfleet facility in this System.
PRF Science log Stardate 090125 - Subsequent Entry
In addition to the Mission Report of the Archeological Research Mission on Pinastri V the Planetary Science Report of PRF Scientist Ens Chronos Xaris :
A Marines Base located on the waterworld Pinastri V
Known Basics up to now :
Atmosphere: thin, methane/carbon dioxide/oxygen/nitrogen Weather system: heavy snow and storms in some areas. Temp.: -50C to 30C Surface: 80% water and 20% landmasses, barren landscapes, spread out tundra, carbon compounds and methane ice. Lifeforms: none Tech. level: none
Planetary Science Report
The location of the ruin appears to be in a caldera formed by the collapse of a magma chamber after a volcanic eruption .The area was filled with ignimbrite, tuff, rhyolite, and other igneous rocks. The area seems long since dormant no active thermal vents were in the area. The ambient temperature was 34 degrees F or 1 degree C in the water. Located in the area were many fossils of mollusks and nautilus. Also an abundance of sea life was noted by Lt jg Meta Korobase, “Hmmm, reading at least sixteen different species of aquatic life.” Along with Lt Kathen Ohtobide, “It is strange, the planet is filled with life ….I see echinoderms, molluscs, fish…”