Fort_Master_Gustav Although they normally would have taken months, due to the power of plot engines ™, they get there in only a few hours. Upon reaching the outer system, LADAR goes wild, and THIS is the reason why:
This is what the latest telescopes are observing from the object. It's unlike any sort of space object constructed before, using Ion engines that seem so absurdly powerful to even the theoretical fusion drives that are the next step in spacecraft propulsion. It appears to be larger than any spacecraft that MISE has constructed, excluding the large launch vehicles that got the lunar base to where it was.
What is this thing? How could something like THIS be generating powerful gravitational lensing? Was it even producing the lensing effect that was seen by telescopes earlier?