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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.

After the scientists were settled in to camp, they put on special suits7 and entered the cavern8. They moved slowly to avoid causing a cave-in9, but each was excited to finally see the ship.