I finally made it to the center after a long meandering journey.
Wasn’t really motivated to go there, but with NEXT coming soon, and with a move to the ETARC hub in my future, I decided to make a slight detour and check out that ultimate shiny thing up close.
[this might be SPOILER territory, so proceed at your own risk]
I was poking around the haze zone at the center of the Euclid galaxy, when I noticed these strange and persistent "Contact"s appearing out of nowhere. I think I found a total of 6, with 4 roughly on the plane of the galaxy, 1 above, and one below. It gets a bit disorienting in there…
To find these "Contact"s, I traveled to a system at the edge of the center (the one I was in happened to have a black hole, but I don’t think that matters), and then used the galactic map to zoom in to the center area. When I was ~500ly out, I pinged to ‘find discoveries’ and they popped right up. When I heard the audio cue, I’d hit L1 and it would select the nearest ‘Contact’. Hitting L1 again would sometimes bring up another contact, and sometimes it wouldn’t. I moved around a lot to make sure these were actually in the haze zone right around the center, and not projections from the outside. They are clearly there, and always seemed to be in the same spots.
Here are some shots I grabbed:
Those pics don’t do it justice, so here is a video of the encounter:
So uh, anyone else seen these “Contacts” before?