Lennon (Old Galactic Hub Capital)

Andrew Reinhard, 2019

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Lennon (Old Galactic Hub Capital)

The planet of Lennon was founded as the capital of the Galactic Hub in 2017 by Hub leader Syn1334 after a vote taken by early Hub citizens. Once a Paradise-class planet, the Atlas Rises cataclysm reset the planet's topography and climate to a rugged wintry waste, renaming it Drogradur NO-425. The capital is noteworthy not because of any settlements left behind, but rather for the massive inscriptional evidence left in the form of communication stations by dozens of players. These inscriptions are a mix of those left by Lennon's departing citizens, by other Hub residents who attended a "portal party" marking the exodus of the Legacy Hub for the new Hub, and from heritage tourists, players who make the pilgrimage to the original capital to pay their respects. These communication stations change over time, later ones replacing earlier ones. Those recorded early in the No Man's Sky Archaeological Project are now gone, replaced by more recent inscriptions. This site record contains visual proof of this phenomenon.

This site record was the 1st prepared by Andrew Reinhard, and as such includes the first attempts at collecting planetary data, writing a site narrative and related report, and in mapping communication stations and other constructions throughout the planet. These approaches would be refined over time, but the original attempts have been uploaded here as-is for insight into the archaeological process of documenting a synthetic space for the first time.