The Unknown Device can be found at “Active” structures that allow full interior access, most notably and first discovered was in the HIP 14909 system at planet 2A at coordinates (Lat/Long) -26.5, -27.5
Video on the Unknown Device by Obsidian Ant
The Unknown Device: Has 3 “pads” around it when you drive onto a pad it will display a hologram of a UA, UP or UL. When all 3 are dropped into their respective parts, and the Unknown Device itself is scanned using a data link scanner it will activate and display what appears to be a spiral galaxy.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
The player that scans it will receive 3 inbox messages, all contain an identical message. This is the new spectrogram that seems to have a system map of Merope and an as of yet unknown system we cannot identify. The map as you will see below, has an Image of a UA, UP and UL and what appear to be Thargoid ships in the upper corner. One of the original images can be found here It is still highly debated and theorized of it’s true meaning, but as like the UP’s spectrogram, it is still unknown on what its true meaning may be,
DOES IT REACT?
You can also place Guardian technology in the pads around the device, when you have at least 1 Guardian Relic, Tablet, Orb, Urn or Casket and then scan the Unknown Device it will have a very violent reaction, sucking down the guardian technology down into the pad.
This is very important to it as it will do this to Unknown Probes, Links or Artefacts that are placed on their pads as well. It will then start to send a beam down from the center area, and every once and awhile sending a pulse wave out every few seconds that does damage. Scavengers in the room will also turn hostile against the player. If the player is in the room, their heat on their SRV will begin to rise.
This seems to be amplified the closer you are to the beam. You can stop this by simply re-scanning the Unknown Device using the data link scanner on your SRV. If you do activate this violent reaction we advise you keep a safe distance by locating yourself at the very back of the room, to not only keep yourself intact from the heat and pulses, but also to maintain a good position from hostile Scavengers.
WHERE CAN I FIND THESE DEVICES?
These devices can be found at active sites, that allow full access without being blocked off, a few of these sites include ( for a full list, check this spreadsheet ):
|HIP 14909||2 A||-26.4561 // -27.4742|
|MEL 22 SECTOR ZU-P C5-1||4 A||-63.5266 // 8.0136|
|MEL 22 SECTOR NX-U D2-27||5 A||-39.7932 // -56.2540|
|MEL 22 SECTOR NX-U D2-31||3 A||-51.7229 // -110.0287|
|MEL 22 SECTOR YU-F B11-1||AB 5 A||-52.0061 // -5.6793|
|MEL 22 SECTOR UT-R C4-4||1 A||16.2444 // 25.5284|
Alternatively, use the excellent Canonn R&D 3d interactive map https://map.canonn.technology/us/