Posted Nov. 17, 2020, 5:20 p.m. by Lieutenant Junior Grade Mark Sinclair (Chief Engineer) (Daniel Lerner)
Posted by Lieutenant Commander Wendell Vaughn (Chief Science Officer) in Main Sim- Bridge
Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Danora Allance (Engineer/Artificial Intelligence Expert) in Main Sim- Bridge
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As the ship sped along to its destination, speculation was of course expected. The fact that duranium was a common metal used in constructing thing probably didn’t help the search, as well as the fact that it was so small. Given their experience with the Delta Quadrant was limited to the explorations of a handful of ships, and the bulk of it from the USS Voyager, there wasn’t much hope for a match.
And indeed Maizie wasn’t able to help very much. There were no matches, and if they expanded their search to include just similarities, there were thousands of similar metallurgical compositions used by species all over the galaxy. It would appear, at least initially that whomever created the object was using similar methods as other spacefaring species but nothing that they could pinpoint directly.
Within twenty minutes, the Memorial arrived in the region where the entrance/exit to the wormhole was. They would of course need to keep their distance from the triggering location, but given the time that had lapsed, the object would likely have moved some distance away by that point, accounting of course for momentum.
Helm Work with Science and set up a search grid we will have to see what comes up” The andorian ordered still not sure what to think not that she could very well during the trip to the wormhole she began once again to get a headache due to her ocular implants she was as deep into her chair as possible with her hand over her eyes and rubbing the temples of her head with her thumbs her Antenna dropped over as if looking sickly
“Working on it, Captain,” Wendell acknowledged. “Which really shouldn’t be too difficult of a task. If we have its last known coordinates, course, and speed, we can accurately predict it’s final destination.”
“Even if don’t know its last course or speed we could use the wormhole as a starting point and fan out our search based on an estimated top speed it could have been going which would give us an idea of how far it could have gotten in any direction.” JT offered to the CSO
“True,” Wendell said. “Also, if we had its warp signature, we can use our sensors to track it tbat way. But all I need is three of its past coordinates to triangulate its current position based on its course and speed.,
“As I said, needle meet haystack.”
Extrapolating the object’s probable course was easy, but its speed was hard to know exactly given how powerful the wormhole was and how small the object was. Grid by grid, the sensors scanned, but to no avail. Ten minutes went by, twenty. Thirty minutes.
But then, the sensors pinged. There was a small bit of duranium drifting along on a course that would match an exit trajectory from the wormhole. Matching its path, the Memorial would be able to draw closer to it.
Danora had been scanning back and forth like an old time coin seeker on the beach. Suddenly, after what felt like an eternity, she piped up. “Captain! I think I have something. It’s pretty small. But there is a bit of duranium drifting along the course plotted from the worm hole. We should be able to catch up fairly quickly.” She turned to be sure the Captain had heard. Excitement lit her face.
“Of course,” Wendell said. “The blasted wormhole effect. I should have taken that into account.”
The Chief Engineer’s voice came through from the bridge’s comm.
=^= Engineering to Bridge. Any updates on where we are going? =^=
-Lt. (j.g.) Mark Sinclair, CE
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