Blowhole

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The following is an Archivist 14 Datagram intercepted during unencrypted transmission. Machine readable segments have been left in the original raw format. Human readable blocks have been formatted for conformity to the wiki.

Archivist Datagram Header

[Metadata]
Subject="Blowhole"
Author=VARIOUS
Veracity=PORTION MARKED
Tags={Astronomical Phenomena, Gravity Pump}
Checksum=EFD5DF37E8418FBA385C8D33026BC699
[/Metadata]

Segment 0: Objective Summary

(V) The Blowhole (Ancient Terran English: an allusion to the respiratory orifice of a dolphin) is an astronomical phenomenon located within the Bottlenose Nebula. It is believed to be a stable white hole, sometimes called a natural Gravity Pump, one of only three such phenomena that have been recorded. The blowhole has been measured to be 'open' for a period of approximately 286000 seconds out of every 3.154E8 seconds (3.3 Terran days out of every 10 Terran years)

(I) During its active phase, the Blowhole emits a steady stream of excited mater and light at roughly 10% of the speed of light. The excact direction of the emission varies over time, but has always been measured between 75 and 80 degrees above the local galactic plane. Spectrograpic analysis of the emissions indicate that the matter stream is consistent with the output of a Type II supernova.

(I) The high frequency of the Blowhole's eruption relative to most processes that impact interstellar navigation means that it, and the region of space into which it pours stellar matter are considered highly dangerous for space travel. It is not known how many spacecraft have been destroyed directly or indirectly by the Blowhole, but at least two probes were deliberately destroyed during attempts to study the phenomenon.

Segment 1: Cultural Impact

(P) The matter stream from the Blowhole is prominent of the sky of 95% of known planetary bodies in the Bottlenose Nebula.

(I) Based on Immersion Anthropology reports to which Archivist 14 has access, 67% of all subject cultures incorporate the Blowhole into their mythic history.

Subsegment 1.1 Rendoon Four

(V) The inhabitants of Rendoon Four worshiped the Blowhole as a creator figure. The light of the eruption was referred to as "The breath of creation" as early as tablets dated that culture's bronze age, and as recently as in government propaganda transmissions intercepted from that world six months ago.

Subsegment 1.2 Protoinfomorph 0x3C5

(V) A group of metallic objects has been detected orbiting the Blowhole at a distance of 12 light weeks. 7 such objects have been directly observed, and they appear to be arrayed as an incomplete icosahedron due galatic south of the antisingularity.

(V) RF transmissions triangulated to these objects have been intercepted during the 3 days antipodal to the cycle of the Blowhole's eruptions. The correlation is statistically significant but the causation is unknown.

(S) It is the opinion of Archivist 14 that this behavior is not coincidence and as such the objects have been classified as a Protoinfomorph by this Archivist.

(V) Out of respect for the protoinfomorph's independent development, no attempt has been made to contact or interfere with it.

Segment 2: Direct Observation

(V) Two Archivist probes have been dispatched to directly observe the matter stream. Archivist probe 0xDAA02345 observed the Blowhole at a distance of 1 billion kilometers. 10 years later, the reinforced probe 0xDAB02345 was dispatched to observe the blowhole from as close as possible at the time of eruption.

(V) Attached probe telemetry for the first probe covers the period from 6 hours before the eruption to 11 hours, 23 minutes, and 17 seconds after the eruption, when contact was lost. The probe was experiencing intense gravitational shear at the time of signal loss.

621,888 Terrabyte telemetry file

(V) Attached probe telemetry for the second probe covers the period of reception corresponding to 6 hours before the eruption to 23 seconds after the eruption. Relativistic effects near to the antisingularity mean there is no objective reference interpreting the amount of time that passed in the probe's frame of reference during this time, or the distance at which the measurements were taken.

716 Terrabyte telemetry file

(S) Analysis that the probe experienced roughly 17 nanoseconds of direct exposure to the matter stream at a distance of 123,000 kilometers have been shown to be consistent with current accepted forms of the gravity pump equation.