Frozen Dreams

The comet chaser Frozen Dreams made headlines nearly a year ago, when it was found drifting in space, its crew missing. Investigators discovered remnants of a foreign nanoswarm with a structure alien to any known line of nanotechnology. Very little information about where the swarm was picked up exists, as the silicon and carbon in the ship’s computer systems was chemically eaten out, rendering servers useless, and no other logs exist. Soon after the discovery was publicized by the argonauts, various factions laid claim to Frozen Dreams. For now, the ship is being held by the argonauts for further study. Concerns over a possible second attack are pressuring researchers to shift the experiments from virtual to physical environments, though appropriate controls have not yet been fully established.