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Research Notes is where we publish items of interest and developing ideas from Canonn commanders that are not yet suitable for incorporation into the Codex either due to the amount of conjecture and uncertainty or their speculative nature. Have a read through the articles here and discuss and expand on them with fellow Canonneers in our Discord server.

For a chronological view of events and discoveries, visit the Canonn Timeline in the Lore pages.

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Unidentified Interstellar Anomaly

Project Cotton Eye An ongoing investigation into the nature of the Unidentified Interstellar Anomaly. Please note that the information is provided by a large number of participants and much has been left out until it is prepared for publication. If the is any information or methodology that you would like access to then please ask…

IEA Helium-Rich Gas Giant Guide

CMDR Arcanic of the Independent Explorers Association has produced a guide to Helium Rich Gas Giants, reproduced here with permission. IEA can be found on Twitter and Discord The live document is availabe in the cloud What is an HRGG? The Helium-Rich Gas Giant, aka “HRGG” (which we will refer to them as from now…

The Road to Exobiology Elite V

by JJGoldberg It was a bumpy, long and windy road. Inefficient at points, because of sheer ignorance and sometimes cockiness. Exhilarating sometimes, exhausting for sure! But we got there before anybody else. It all started May 19 3306 . With all the problems being reported in the galaxy at that time, I decided to just…

The Use of Weapons

Commander SovereignWinter has compiled a database of ship weapons. The database lists the key parameters, damage, energy, heat, etc. of all 7,090 shipboard weapons of all classes, sizes, types, G5 engineering, and experimental effect combinations to better inform your loadout decisions. You can visit the sheet at

Research Limpets

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Commander SovereignWinter with the help of Crimshadow, Grimscrub, Dr. Strange, and Cometborne has put together this guide to research limpets. Images provided by Scopelx, SlashMatrix and LCU No Fool Like One A Brief History of Limpets Limpets are disposable, consumable, drones developed by Manticore. They are incredibly versatile such that any limpet can be programmed…
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The Canonn Method

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What is the Canonn method I hear you ask? Well, it is nothing more than the scientific method that underpins all good science. That and gallons of gin and mountains of biscuits. The scientific method is a process for designing experimentation that helps us to unravel the secrets of the galaxy.  The overall process involves…

Testing Professor Shaw’s Hypothesis

Testing Professor Shaw’s Hypothesis on the Thargoid homeworld CMDR’s Proasek, WyldxPhoenix, DudleyBose IV Abstract: On the seventh of April 3304, Professor Cora Shaw of the Palin Institute published a speculative paper recounting the current theories on Thargoid origins. Of these hypotheses one has been selected as the most practically tested, that the Thargoid homeworld is…
KPI 413 Rhubarb and Custard

Rhubarb and Custard

In July 3306 Canonn researchers mining the Spansh galactic database identified that two class III gas giants in the KOI 413 system were in essentially the same orbit. The only difference between them being the orbital inclination and the orbital period. This configuration meant that the bodies were almost certain to collide at some point.…
Thargoid Site

Thargoid Site Survey


This study produces a photographic record of all Thargoid surface structures and an analysis of the structures above the surface. The analysis is used to form the basis of a new way of classifying the sites to facilitate further study of the surface sites.

Study of Hyperdiction Statistics

1. Introduction Ever since the Thargoids made their return known in human space in late 3303, commanders have been interdicted directly out of hyperspace by Thargoid Interceptors, a phenomenon that has been called a Hyperdiction by the galactic community [1].  These so-called Hyperdictions have primarily happened in the Pleiades, but over the course of time…