This is the first artifact we find on the planet and the
people here are very excited.
They immediately began to make hypothesis about the nature of the
We call the first "the technological hypothesis": could this building
have a technological function? Could it be a pumping station or a sort
of extraction platform? Or maybe a reasearch station reporting data
This analogies came to mind observing that the object is under the
water line, as you can clearly see looking at the next image.
It means that, if the rains are abundant, the FA could be submerged. As
you know and can see on images on the previous pages, we already
observed rain on the planet, but not here and we have not still
understood the climatic cycle.
In every case, during
the "rainy season", the FA is totally or partly submerged, or even very
closed to the waters. This could be its real function. The FA is now
silent on all the energy and transmission bands, but could awake in the
presence of the rainy liquid (as you know, it's not really water).
Another problem is
that the FA is isolated. No other building is found on its closeness,
so how can it send around his products, if any? Well, on earth and
other planets we have seen many examples of isolated energy producers,
but here we cannot find the minimun sign of some activities around it.
No tubes, no transmission devices, no landing runaway, no roads and
it's to think that the whole communication system is underground. Why?
It could have sense only if, for some reason, the whole civilisation is
underground, and the FA is only a surface outpost but the terrain
radars of the orbit ship should have detect it.
So there is a second idea that we call "the aestethical/philosophical
hypothesis": the FA does nothing. It's only a cultural/aestethical
signal, maybe with a religious/philosophical meaning, like the ancient egyptian sphink, the eiffel tower
or the skyscrapers are (yes, people live on skyscrapers, but there is
no need to build it except the cultural meaning; people could also live
on less high and more comfortable houses).
Of course the FA's isolation is still a problem. Why build a great
cultural sign where nobody can see it without a long journey?
Someone suggest that the journey could be the meaning, but the FA's isolation is such a problem that people begin to
call it the FLA (first lonesome artifact).
The whole complex is BIG! Well, all
is big on this planet, but it's really impressive to see this
dimensions on a building.
The radius of the ring is 7.8 Km (about 4.8 miles) and the pipe is 700
m wide (765 yards), so the whole circle area would be approximately 17
Km (10 miles) wide if nearly half were not buried.
At present, we don't know if the circle continues underground.