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The Aristarchus
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While exploring Mars, the crew of the Aristarchus discovers a disk containing alien data. The disk contains some rather remarkable images of creatures humans have never seen before. Here, you get a chance to see those aliens for yourself. Click the thumbnail image for a larger view.

One image on the disk shows this creature and its craft on the surface of Mars. As such, it's suspected that these creatures manufactured the disk. Could these creatures be the mysterious "ring keepers" the crew of the Aristarchus are seeking?
These creatures are something of a mystery. One of the images on the disk shows that these aliens have frightening, large teeth, leading the crew to wonder if they're seeing an animal in a zoo. However, the creature seems somehow too advanced to be a mere zoo animal.