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(21:18:09) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:18:10) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:18:11) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:19:09) CO_CaptHarper: :: returns to the bridge after dealing with an update from HQ in the ready room :: XO: Status, Commander?
(21:20:05) CSO_Cdr_Wright: SCI: Ensign Jude, please perform a wide survey of other black holes within .25 light years, then .50 light years.
(21:20:53) CSO_Cdr_Wright: SCI2: Ensign Worth, please run a detailed simulation projecting the future consumption rate of the donor star in this system.
(21:21:34) SCI2_Ens_Worth: CSO: Aye, running simulation.
(21:22:02) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: from her backless seat next to the captain's chair, she turns her head from her console to the direction of the ready room as Harper enters :: CO: Still performing scans. They should be done soon.
(21:22:09) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: scans for threats again. For fun. He's almost to the end of his shift and will be able to take out his Bridge not fighting boredom on someone with some hand-to-hand combat training time. ::
(21:22:47) SCI_Ens_Jude: CSO: Aye. :: taps console, performing scans for the black holes ::
(21:22:47) CO_CaptHarper: :: crosses the bridge to her chair and sits :: XO: Thank you, Kuari. :: looks again at the star being devoured on the main viewer ::
(21:23:22) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: just finishing up laying out tissue and bacteria samples under a gravity detector in the medical lab ::
(21:23:42) SCI2_Ens_Worth: :: The lcars display quickly runs up a low-poly video of the star, being sucked into the tiny dark hole ::
(21:24:29) SCI2_Ens_Worth: :: the display runs over again, now displaying a more detailed look, along with information. William inserts a few equations and takes a look at the data ::
(21:25:17) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: mulling over the radiation output of the binary, occasionally muttering to herself ::
(21:26:03) SCI2_Ens_Worth: CSO: ma'am, naturally the rate of consumption is going to accellerate the more the singularity draws the star in
(21:26:20) CO_CaptHarper: :: stands and heads over toward the tactical console :: CTO: Major, how are the shields holding up under the radiation?
(21:26:41) SCI2_Ens_Worth: CSO:: By these readings, the hole should discharge some of the energy here soon
(21:26:45) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: his boredom showing through a little :: CO: Like a champ.
(21:27:10) CSO_Cdr_Wright: SCI2: Of course. :: nodding :: Can you project approximately how long it will be until the star is fully consumed, and how long the star has been donating mass to the hole?
(21:28:08) SCI2_Ens_Worth: CSO: I can do that. :: a moment passes as William's fingers fly across the display::
(21:28:27) CO_CaptHarper: :: nods :: CTO: It is thrilling to monitor, I know.
(21:29:15) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: in Snapelike tone :: CO:
(21:29:47) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: confirms Worth's conclusion on the discharge :: CO: Captain, it appears that the hole may be ripe for energy discharge at some point in the relatively near future, keeping in mind the time scales of these things.
(21:29:49) SCI_Ens_Jude: :: chuckles to herself from Wolfe's tone ::
(21:30:35) CO_CaptHarper: :: turns toward the front of the bridge, curious, and takes a few steps :: CSO: Hawking radiation orrrr... gamma ray burst?
(21:30:53) SCI2_Ens_Worth: CSO: The star has been eaten away at for several months. I estimate that it will be fully consumed within 4 more months.
(21:31:44) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: turns to look at him :: SCI2: ...Months?
(21:31:57) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: looks from one to the other on the Bridge during the conversation ::
(21:32:52) SCI2_Ens_Worth: CSO: Yes ma'am, months. The time varies depending on the size of the singularity and the star
(21:33:30) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: blinks, then turns to Kate :: CO: Hawking radiation is most likely, but... this hole is hungry.
(21:34:26) SCI2_Ens_Worth: CSO: Now, if this hole does discharge here soon... the acceleration may increase
(21:34:37) SCI_Ens_Jude: CSO: There are three miniature black holes within .25 light years. Two more black holes further out. One minature, one intermediate. No supermassive or stellar black holes within .5 light years.
(21:35:23) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Looks over the systems as he does, monitoring the shields to make sure there are no unintended interactions, between the ship and the litany of stellar phenomena.::
(21:35:46) CSO_Cdr_Wright: SCI: Thank you, Ensign. Please perform a stellar survey as well, and map the singularities onto it.
(21:36:59) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Perhaps we should leave some probes to observe it, then?
(21:37:08) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: If what Worth says checks out, we may want to leave some recording buoys here for future collection that are shielded against Hawking Ra... yes.
(21:38:20) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: Can engineering create some radiation-shielded buoys and probes for us?
(21:38:50) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: looks from Wright to Ilaihr ::
(21:39:12) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: It is worth a try.
(21:39:32) CO_CaptHarper: ENG: Lt. Ilaihr, can you conjure up some radiation-shielded probes for us?
(21:39:45) CSO_Cdr_Wright: SCI2: Please determine optimal location and distance for probe deployment.
(21:41:15) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CO: How did you know about my abilities of conjuration? Have you been reading my books? ::Blinks at Harper for a moment.:: I'm sure I can do that.
(21:41:29) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: enters the bridge, carrying a large bag full of hyronalin and arthrazine, her tricorder in hand. She sets the bag down in a corner out of the way, and finds a spot where she can see through the window. She gives her superior officers a respectful nod of acknowledgement ::
(21:41:31) SCI2_Ens_Worth: CSO: Already on it, Commander. SCI: Can I have a triangulation of the distance between us, the black hole, and the sun?
(21:41:45) CO_CaptHarper: :: grins :: ENG: I had a hunch. I will add one to my reading list, though.
(21:44:31) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Types away at the console.:: ENG: Mr Razyn... can you assist me with modifying the probes?
(21:44:51) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Off duty at the moment, barring an emergency, Quinn is currently working in that whole "workaholic" problem, decked out in athletic clothes and running through a pre-programmed and rendered urban landscape, specifically scaling a ten foot concrete wall. ::
(21:44:51) CO_CaptHarper: :: notes Acacia entering :: MED: Dr... Acacia, is it? :: smiles in greeting ::
(21:44:57) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: coming from an observant background, notices Acacia's entrance right away, and nods back when she's looked at ::
(21:44:59) ENG2_ENS_Razyn: ENG: Y-y-y-yes sir.
(21:45:33) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: blinded with science, doesn't notice ::
(21:45:57) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: smiles at the captain :: CO: Thank you, ma'am, but I have yet to complete my thesis, so it's just Ensign for now.
(21:46:08) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ENG: The shielding will have to be quite special, all of those exotic particles, and high intensity energy fields.
(21:47:10) CO_CaptHarper: MED: Ensign it is, then. Welcome to the bridge.
(21:49:30) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: smiles in a friendly manner alongside Harper, but is careful not to show teeth ::
(21:51:30) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: with another nod to the captain, she pulls her tricorder back out and plods around the bridge, taking radiation readings ::
(21:51:41) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Scaling that wall with a running start, and some specially designed toe shoes outfitted with sensors that protect his feet while still allowing him to feel out every crevice and foothold, he soon finds himself on the roof of a single story building, which leads to a sturdy drainage pipe attached to a neighboring 3 story building.::
(21:52:36) SCI_Ens_Jude: :: sends a map of singularities to Wright, many of which are on the smaller side, and dotted around ::
(21:53:18) SCI2_Ens_Worth: SCI: Thanks Jude. :: looks over the distances ::
(21:53:41) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: directs his usual charming smile at Acacia as she comes by the helm ::
(21:54:03) ENG2_ENS_Razyn: ENG: In-in-indeed-indeed. Should be an-an intrest-intresting challange.
(21:55:12) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Brings up the schematics of a normal probe.:: ENG: It'll require some structural reinforcements... ::Points at a number of spots.:: Me may have to overclock the shield emitters.
(21:55:18) SCI_Ens_Jude: :: taps console, silently sending distances to Worth ::
(21:55:49) MED_Ens_Acacia: CO: Radiation readings on the bridge within normal levels, ma'am. Records show the crew is up to date on radiation vaccines, but we're keeping an eye on things.
(21:56:39) SCI2_Ens_Worth: CSO: Okay, we'll need to launch the probes exactly .889 Astronomical Units from our postition That way, they'll get some pretty pictures while still riding the orbit safe from any damage
(21:56:59) CO_CaptHarper: MED: Thank you, Ensign.
(21:58:40) CO_CaptHarper: :: wanders up toward the main science console and looks at the data over Lexy's shoulder ::
(21:59:14) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: watches Harper leave her chair and turns her attention back to her console ::
(21:59:31) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Stares at the Bajoran, before just not being able to help himself; grabbing at Razyn's earlobe, closing his eyes and murmuring something characteristically non-sensical.:: ENG: Hmmm. ::Smiles and nods.::
(22:00:06) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: closes her tricorder, slowly turning to look at Ensign Razyn. She approaches, placing a hand on Razyn's shoulder and leaning in to whisper :: ENG: It's alright... Take a deep breath.
(22:00:22) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: looks over the map before setting it aside and looks over the positioning that Worth proposed ::
(22:00:23) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: All: What the fuck?!
(22:00:42) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: jumps back, startled ::
(22:00:48) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: looks up, perplexed ::
(22:01:07) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: turns her head sharply towards Razyn ::
(22:01:30) CO_CaptHarper: :: turns toward the back of the bridge to see what happened ::
(22:01:35) SCI2_Ens_Worth: :: murmers something about bridge protocol ::
(22:02:01) SCI_Ens_Jude: :: suddenly turns towards Razyn, before looking at Ilaihr :: ENG2: That is just him doing Ilaihr things. Ignore it.
(22:03:12) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: shakes her head, huffing and going back to taking her tricorder readings :: All: My apologies.. Just trying to help.
(22:04:12) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: brushed his shirt down :: MED: Ap-apolozies, d-d-d-do con-con-continue.
(22:04:22) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Types away at the console, humming away to himself, pondering on the young Bajoran's pagh.::
(22:04:52) SCI2_Ens_Worth: CO, CSO, XO: Captain, Commanders... reading an energy spike around the singu-
(22:05:35) SCI2_Ens_Worth: :: William watched in awe as the distant black hole erupted in a spectrum of light ::
(22:05:51) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: blinks, looking back. She seems confused for a moment, then slowly approaches Razyn again, once again putting her hand on his shoulder. This time she says nothing, just gives him a comforting pat, trying to ease his nerves. ::
(22:06:09) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: looks at her readings, then up at the screen in surprise ::
(22:06:12) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: turns to the window, her eyes widening ::
(22:06:23) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: is distracted from crew relations by the event displayed on the main viewer ::
(22:06:42) SCI_Ens_Jude: :: taps console rapidly, taking in data :: What the sh?
(22:07:22) SCI2_Ens_Worth: All: . thats amazing. It's discharging Hawking Radiation, no need to freak out
(22:07:23) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: confused, he looks up at the viewer ::
(22:07:28) CO_CaptHarper: :: looks back toward the main viewer to take in the display ::
(22:08:07) CO_CaptHarper: All: It is not just about destruction. Even black holes must give back to the universe.
(22:08:14) SCI2_Ens_Worth: CO: But Captain, we have about 2 minutes before that energy reaches us. I suggest putting some power to shields
(22:08:39) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: smiles at Razyn, leaning in to whisper :: ENG: It's going to be alright. Just breathe, and remember, you belong here.
(22:08:51) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: pulls back out her tricorder, scanning the nearby crewmen ::
(22:09:10) CO_CaptHarper: NAV: Adjust our position to avoid. It should remain close to the black hole's rotational axis.
(22:09:42) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: whispers back :: MED: Nnnnnnot helping.
(22:10:22) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CO: Aye, captain. :: moves well away from the black hole's pole, settling into a more equatorial powered pseudo-orbit ::
(22:11:20) SCI2_Ens_Worth: SCI: Ensign Jude, you get all that data?
(22:11:50) SCI2_Ens_Worth: SCI: And maybe a picture fit for a postcard? ::chuckles::
(22:12:16) SCI_Ens_Jude: SCI2: Of course I got the data. If I didn't, I would have the captain publicly shame me. CO: Not really.
(22:12:56) SCI2_Ens_Worth: SCI: Awesome. Send it over and I'll archive it for later study.
(22:12:58) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: watches the two of them chat back and forth ::
(22:13:21) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: feels somewhat redundant ::
(22:13:52) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Hums to himself as he gets to work adding improvements to the probes, setting the shield emitters to overclock.::
(22:13:53) SCI_Ens_Jude: SCI2: Check your console. Already done. I'm not exactly new here. :: smirks, and cracks her knuckles ::
(22:14:15) SCI_Ens_Jude: CSO: Oh, and you too. Sorry.
(22:15:01) SCI2_Ens_Worth: :: William blinks, and realizes that he's gotten too far into his "leadership" mood::
(22:15:45) SCI2_Ens_Worth: CSO: Sorry, Commander. I'll leave the ordering around to you. :: William smiles sheepishly ::
(22:17:47) CO_CaptHarper: :: returns to her chair and glances at Kuari, then the science staff, before sharing a smile with the XO ::
(22:17:50) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: flips her tricorder closed once more :: CO: Looks like we're alright, radiation levels only up by .03, well below cause for concern.
(22:18:42) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: shakes her head and issues new orders :: SCI2: Ensign, if you'd spend the next while running projections on the other holes and stars in the vicinity and how they will interact with each other over the next million years or so, that'd be great.
(22:18:44) CO_CaptHarper: MED: We will keep our distance to ensure it stays that way.
(22:19:25) CSO_Cdr_Wright: SCI: Ensign Jude, please catalog and archive the data and coordinate with Ensign Worth on his data when he's finished with it. In the meantime, I'll prepare to launch the probe array.
(22:19:33) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: smiles from Harper to Acacia ::
(22:19:40) SCI2_Ens_Worth: CSO: On it. :: William shuts up and goes to work::
(22:20:39) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ENG2: I will need you to reconfigure the shields to rotate on a multi-spectral frequency.
(22:21:40) CO_CaptHarper: :: clasps her hands together :: Ah, yes, the probes. ENG: How are they coming along, lieutenant?
(22:24:05) SCI2_Ens_Worth: SCI: ...Jude, are you seeing this?
(22:24:12) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: ENG: Aye. On-on-on-on-on it. :: fingers dance cross console, as he sends data to modify probes, starting with setting the shields ::
(22:24:37) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: he attempts to push the rotations beyond factory limits ::
(22:24:50) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CO: I am preparing structural modifications. ::Glances out into space, his eyes flickering white.:: Such chaotic space... they are designed to withstand much punishment... but not that much.
(22:24:51) CSO_Cdr_Wright: SCI2: What are you seeing, Ensign?
(22:25:12) SCI_Ens_Jude: SCI2: Yes- I see the multidimensional
(22:25:35) SCI2_Ens_Worth: Phase shifting particle!!!
(22:25:42) SCI_Ens_Jude: SCI2- phase shifting particle!
(22:26:12) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: is starting to get that crease in her brow that Kate would recognize as annoyance :: SCI/SCI2: What? Where?
(22:26:21) SCI2_Ens_Worth: :: Is visibly beaming at the Ensign ::
(22:26:46) SCI2_Ens_Worth: :: turns to Commander Wright ::
(22:27:21) CO_CaptHarper: :: nods to Ilaihr and then turns her attention to science ::
(22:27:26) SCI2_Ens_Worth: CSO: Here, ma'am. Smack in the middle of the gravitational orbit
(22:30:26) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Makes his using humming and singing sounds as he works.::
(22:30:51) SCI_Ens_Jude: CSO: It is ridiculously small and highly unstable, which explain why it wa not seen earlier. I think could be sign of a wormhole. Won't know anything more unless we look at it closer.
(22:31:57) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: looks :: Self: Huh. Fascinating. How did I miss that? SCI/SCI2: I'll take the data capture from here. :: already performing scans ::
(22:32:22) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::The structural reinforcements now in place; he turns to Razyn.:: ENG2: Are those shield modifications ready, my boy?
(22:32:27) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: absentmindedly checks the time on his console. The seconds are sludging by and he needs to move. ::
(22:32:46) CO_CaptHarper: :: notices Lexy's brow crease start to fade ::
(22:33:07) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: ENG: Ab-absolutely, my man. :: grins ::
(22:33:46) SCI2_Ens_Worth: CSO, SCI: Wait... it's gone. The particle gained a charge.
(22:34:18) SCI2_Ens_Worth: SCI, CSO: It's no longer phase shifting :: looks dissapointed ::
(22:35:21) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Smiles.:: ENG2: I see my reading of you was correct. ::Nods, then types out a few more commands, before turning around.:: CO/CSO: The probes are ready. They are as shielded as they can be under the circumstances; I would have preferred a few days to hand work on a custom probe.
(22:37:36) CO_CaptHarper: ENG: Thank you, lieutenant. Sadly, I do not have a few days to give you for that, but well done anyway.
(22:37:40) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: directs her attention to Ilaihr's announcement as well ::
(22:38:02) CSO_Cdr_Wright: SCI/SCI2: I got some good scans before the charge was gained.
(22:39:03) SCI2_Ens_Worth: CSO: Well, I'm glad we got something!
(22:39:37) CSO_Cdr_Wright: ENG: Thank you Lieutenant! Please let me know when they're ready for launch
(22:40:25) CO_CaptHarper: CTO: Major, stand by to launch on Commander Wright's word, and on her targeting data.
(22:40:28) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CSO: Ready on your order, commander.
(22:40:41) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO/CSO: Aye.
(22:41:41) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: does some last-minute programming and sends the target location to Wolfe :: On my mark. Three.. two... one... Mark.
(22:41:58) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: launches the probes on Wright's mark ::
(22:42:37) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The probes streak away from Atlantis to their assigned positions, and begin transmitting their data to Atlantis... and once we are gone, to our relays.
(22:43:23) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: Probes deployed.
(22:43:39) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: smiles, satisfied Atlantis can continue to "watch" what happens here, even once they leave ::
(22:43:44) CO_CaptHarper: CSO/CTO: Thank you Commander, Major.
(22:44:19) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: pulls the probe feed up on a nearby console, idly watching the numbers fly by ::
(22:44:29) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: taps out a quick message of thanks to her subordinates ::
(22:45:23) CO_CaptHarper: :: stands :: All: Unfortunately, our time here runs short. We will need to rely on our probes to continue to observe this place, while we make one more stop by Sagittarius A* before starting our long journey home.
(22:45:32) SCI2_Ens_Worth: ::gives a casual two finger salute in Commander Wrights direction::
(22:46:16) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: sits up straighter in her chair, paying attention to Harper ::
(22:46:35) SCI2_Ens_Worth: :: beams at Ensign Jude, and straightens to listen to the captain ::
(22:46:43) CO_CaptHarper: NAV: Set a course back there, lieutenant.
(22:46:48) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: picks back up her bag of radiation treatments, relieved to not have opened it ::
(22:47:23) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CO: Si, capitana, course laid in and ready.
(22:47:39) CO_CaptHarper: NAV: Warp six, engage.
(22:48:34) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: engages the warp drive, and Atlantis streaks away ::
(22:49:27) MED_Ens_Acacia: XO: I may be back in to re-check for radiation, but it's unlikely there's any problems. I'll keep you posted.
(22:49:33) CO_CaptHarper: :: sad to leave the x-ray binary behind, but anxious to get one more look at Sagittarius A*, not knowing if she'll ever get to see it so closely again ::
(22:50:18) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: nods to Acacia :: MED: Thank you, Do...err...Ensign. :: smiles apologetically ::
(22:51:30) MED_Ens_Acacia: XO: Hah, don't worry... It should be doctor soon. Good evening. ::with a smile and a half-bow, she takes her bag and heads back out the door, to the medical lab, to check on her samples and to shamelessly re-watch the recording of the collision ::
(22:51:32) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM
(22:51:33) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM
(22:51:34) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM