Across a sea of stars pt.3
Soldiers gave the scientists a map1 to camp when they stepped off the ships2. It was a bit of a walk into the jungle. As they walked, scientists were surprised by how unaffected the animals3 and plants were.
The spacecraft had burrowed into the side of a volcano4. Imaging5 showed it had avoided hitting active lava tubes. Early teams had used diamond-tip6 drilling equipment to clear some of the rock from around the craft.