Posted Feb. 25, 2021, 12:57 p.m. by Lieutenant Junior Grade Sharah Fayth (Chief Science Officer) (Jennifer Ward)
Posted by Ensign Matthew Riley (Science Officer) in Main Sim - Shuttle Bay Repairs (Tag Medical)
=/\= Negative, damage appears to be caused due to a sudden overload within the sensor pallet node =/\= It replied.
Riley gripped the PADD and sighed. =^= Okay, show me the shape and size of these energy pockets in the local area; and show me how widespread they are. =^=
He set the PADD down and clambered up the maintenance ladder to the damaged sensor pallet to take a look at the damage. He flipped open the tricorder he’d picked up from the pile and scanned the array, as well as the area around the array, trying to see if he could map the region that matched the “local spatial area” matrix so well.
You like figuring things out, Matthew, he thought. That’s why you became a scientist, right? He began humming a slow tune, moving the tricorder to the beat, giving it time to pick up details. He soon realized that maybe In the Hall of the Mountain King wasn’t the best tune for that, but kept humming, but keeping the movements at an even pace, instead of the breakneck speed the tune would reach.
Ensign Riley, Science
A moment later the energy pockets showed up, sure enough a reply of the past half an hour showed a small one had passed through the ship right through Fayth and the runabout in fact a second or so before it exploded as she opened the panel. Other patterns showed up around the ship but in varying degrees of size ranging from a finger nail size pocket like the one Fayth and the runabout had encountered to larger ones almost as big as the ship. Now that he had a mapping parameters he could rely this to the bridge for maneuvering around them if they wanted to avoid them.
Riley clambered back down the maintenance ladder and retrieved his PADD, reviewing the data. These pockets are everywhere, he mused. Stationary, moving, big, small… what is causing them? Known sources of these energy signatures were all artificial in the Milky Way - but so was boridium, so that didn’t mean much here.
Still reading he walked toward where Fayth and Rainns were discussing the security sensors. He tapped his com badge.
=^= Riley to bridge. I’m sending some sensor data to you, and sensor settings, regarding energy pockets in the local region. We’ll want to avoid them; they can cause damage to our equipment and circuitry, apparently. These settings will help us detect them and map them. =^= He tapped the PADD a few times and then swiped to begin the transfer, then continued reading, now standing beside Fayth and Rainns.
“Sorry to interrupt, Boss,” he said, not looking up. “I think you’ll want to see this.”
He extended the PADD toward her, then seemed to notice Rainns for the first time. “Oh, sorry Lieutenant,” he said.
- Ensign Riley, Science
Fayth looked up, “Whatcha got Riley?” She took the PaDD and began to read. She watched the replay, and had a huge sense of relief. It wasn’t her telepathy, it was these energy pockets. She passed the PaDD to Rainns so he could watch it. “That’s what I felt right before the panel exploded.”
She turned to Riley, “You’ve sent this to the bridge.” It wasn’t a question or the fact she could ‘hear’ everything, but a reflection of her confidence in his work. “Let’s run these for the entire time we’ve been in the nebula. Find out where they passed through and have all areas checked for damage or potential surprises. And then we’ll see if we can find out what to do about them.”
Lt. jg Fayth, CSO
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