A nomadic race of aliens were responsible for creating the containment field which surrounds the Monean planet-oid, powered by an ancient reactor close to the core. Today, the Moneans live peacefully in their artificially main-tained aquasphere, containing their instable waterworld. With membership, the first enterprise will be a full and detailed scientific investigation of their environment, for ultimately the integrity of the containment, and their very survival, will depend on understanding the technology.
The technology of the core reactor and its power source is the key to the containment field's cohesion. The oppor-tunity to study it would provide scientists with many years of preoccupation as they unravel the secrets of this technological marvel.