The brightest stars in the blackest nights burn themselves out
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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: All exoplanets listed in SCP-XXXX-CONTROL are to be monitored for possible SCP-XXXX instances, and any publicly released images of exoplanets with SCP-XXXX instances are to be doctored as necessary. All information regarding SCP-XXXX in any way is to be sent through Project Panoptes, and all relevant research efforts will be focused there instead of standard departmental organization. Project Panoptes will focus on establishing the mechanical function of SCP-XXXX installations, replicating the technology found therein, and determining the reasons for the creation of SCP-XXXX as a whole, as well as possible connections to other extraterrestrial anomalies.

No individuals involved with Operation GREY VOICES are to be involved with Project Panoptes.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a series of artificial satellites orbiting various exoplanets and stellar bodies. Currently, eight instances of SCP-XXXX have been discovered within 50 light-years of earth. SCP-XXXX instances vary in construction, function, and composition, but a commonality between all instances is the lack of weapons that could theoretically be used against physical or energy based targets, as well as mild variations in local reality stability around instances.

SCP-XXXX Instance Location Function
SCP-XXXX-ERIDANI Orbiting the star Epsilon Eridani. Broadcast of cognitohazard-nullifying memes throughout the Epsilon Eridani system.
SCP-XXXX-GROOMBRIDGE Orbiting exoplanet Groombridge 34 Ab. A series of small drones creating a sensor net to detect any memes or cognitohazards entering the planet's local noosphere.
SCP-XXXX-TEEGARDEN Orbiting exoplanet Teegarden c. Firing of antimemes into the planet's noosphere, likely for the purposes of containing memetic outbreaks on the surface.
SCP-XXXX-STRUVE In geosynchronous orbit around exoplanet Struve Bb. Projection of a memetic shield around the local noosphere, likely capable of preventing large-scale memes from entering.
SCP-XXXX-LEONIS Orbiting exoplanet Leonis b. Launching of smaller drones broadcasting cognitohazards of unknown severity, as well as transmitting low level cognitohazards to all approaching vessels.
SCP-XXXX-LP Orbiting the moon of exoplanet 816b. A signal booster for surface-level broadcast towers possessing similar components to other instances.
SCP-XXXX-FOMALHAUT In decaying orbit above expoplanet Dagon. Unknown, as all transmissions dishes and antennas on the instance have been burnt off, despite the instance being in a vaccum.

Investigations of all SCP-XXXX instances has revealed that all instances are mechanically sound and capable of activating, however no instances are fully functional. This has been determined to be due to the full destruction of all computational and noospheric components onboard the instances caused by an overflow of both information and energy into the instances' systems, leading to an overload and subsequent burnout of various components. Additionally, the planets and stellar bodies all instances are orbiting show prior signs of infrastructure and civilization, but expeditions to said planets and bodies are currently not possible due to a variety of factors, including high levels of reality instability and cognitohazards in the local Noosphere.

Addendum XXXX-1
On April 17, 2067, SCP-XXXX-TEEGARDEN was able to be temporarily reactivated by Foundation repair drones. The instance was active for seventeen hours, during which time the onboard antimeme firing systems attempted to fire antimemes at former major surface population centers, as well as the remains of radio telescope and communication arrays. The instance also began to broadcast a message to other nearby instances and Foundation drones, as well as the general direction of the Luyten system. Several Foundation drones were destroyed due to a sudden electrical overflow, all of which sent a final status report to their respective Foundation facilities consisting of corrupted, unreadable data. Surviving drones were able to record this message, as well as download several messages and partial schematics from the instance before it shut down. Foundation cryptologists were able to successfully translate the messages once the drones returned.

Chief Technician,
The antimeme defense platform has begun suffering from issues lately. It has begun attempting to lock on to locations outside of the planet's atmosphere, as well as aiming itself repeatedly at River-Run1. I do not yet know the cause of this, but you may want to consult the others and see if they are suffering from similar issues.


Chief Technician,
I do not know if you have yet contacted the other platforms, but the issues have not stopped. The platform is continuing to lock on to random points outside the atmosphere, and it attempted to fire twice earlier today. Twice! I have not yet been able to establish a remote connection to the internal systems, due to the security protocols, but if you do not do it, then I will contact Defense Administration myself.


Platform Technician Teams,
As the current Acting Chief Technician of Burn-Core2, I am asking for your assistance. Our defense platform has been suffering serious issues recently, and an unknown interference is preventing us from gaining access. As I assume you are all aware of the…strange occurrences that have been plaguing Burn-Core and River-Run recently, support from the other teams are required to help repair our platforms, as well as regain access to remote systems.
I do not know what is causing the platform to malfunction, but these platforms are our final line of defense against idea threats. If it fails, we are vulnerable to everything. Please, for the sake of yourself and all of our people, help us.
Acting Chief Technician [UNTRANSLATABLE]

Defense Administration,
Three days ago, we were able to establish a connection to the Burn-Core defense platform's internal systems. We were unable to send a report around that time, because we were attempting to understand exactly what we found in there.
It is…concerning.
During the period where we were unable to access the platform, we were suffering from the same interference that was causing issues across the planet. Once the interference abated, at approximately the same time we lost contact with Stone-Melt station3, we finally managed to access the platform. But the only thing that comes up when we try to access it is static. There is no data left on it. No antimeme firing solutions, no diagnostic routines, not even the base skeleton of an operating system remaining. There's just…screams. Digital screams, like there's something in the static trying to get my attention. I don't understand it, both in the sense of why this is happening or what it is trying to say to me. But I fear that this platform may not be enough to save us.
I have traced the origin of whatever caused this to happen, and I fear it may have come from the control platform. If we send a te-
The rest of the message is corrupted beyond being recoverable.

All who can listen,
Shut down everything you have that can receive data. If you have anything that can contact other devices, anything at all that can listen, shut it down. Destroy it if you have to. Something is wrong here, and every time we try to figure out what another of us goes. There is no pattern to this, no order, nothing but death. Save yourself while you still can, and stop listening!

The remnants of Burn-Core

Remaining documents can be found in Project Panoptes official files.

Addendum XXXX-2

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