SCP-1960-J
rating: +88+x

Item #: SCP-1960-J

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-1960-J is currently uncontained, and no practical means of either bringing it into containment or destroying it has yet been developed. As SCP-1960-J is uncontained, extremely dangerous, and virtually impossible to destroy, the Foundation's current approach toward interaction with SCP-1960-J focuses on observation and study, primarily from a safe distance or via the use of robotic drones. Any personnel attempting to directly contact SCP-1960-J must be wearing heavy-duty full environmental suits with integrated life support systems.

Description: SCP-1960-J is a free-floating sphere made of white stone which moves in a continuous circular path, despite lacking any visible means of support or propulsion. In addition to its unusual movements, SCP-1960-J exhibits a number of other anomalous properties:

  • SCP-1960-J appears to absorb and/or suppress sound. Personnel in close proximity to SCP-1960-J have reported being unable to hear any external noises.
  • From a distance, SCP-1960-J is a nearly uniform bright white, but darkens appreciably as it is approached. It appears dark gray from close range.
  • SCP-1960-J exhibits spontaneous, extreme variations in temperature despite possessing no apparent internal heat source. Its temperature has been observed to vary between -200°C and 120°C with no corresponding change in its structure or behavior.
  • Even when SCP-1960-J's temperature is within the range that humans find comfortable, unprotected contact with SCP-1960-J is uniformly fatal. Living beings that touch it asphyxiate and die almost instantly, and only heavy-duty full environmental suits have been observed to prevent this effect.
  • It draws nearby objects, including living beings, towards it as if exhibiting a compulsive effect. The strength of this compulsion increases as one nears SCP-1960-J, reaching a maximum strength of 1.62m/s^2 at a range of zero. Objects have been observed striking SCP-1960-J with sufficient force to completely destroy them, leaving SCP-1960-J essentially unharmed.
  • SCP-1960-J is currently at a safe distance from the Foundation headquarters, but Foundation scientists have suggested that a significant change in SCP-1960-J's regular circular motion could constitute an XK-class end-of-the-world scenario.

Exploration Log SRV-3: Robotic probe SRV-3 equipped with camera and a variety of scientific instruments dispatched to study SCP-1960-J. Probe determined that SCP-1960-J is made primarily of basalt and provided close-up pictures of its surface, but encountered numerous interruptions to wireless data transmission and ultimately ceased operating.

Exploration Log A1: While preparing for their mission, team A1's transport bursts into spontaneous flame, burning with unnatural speed and temperature. All three team members are lost. Foundation scientists conclude that SCP-1960-J may have a psychic and/or sentient component. SCP-1960-J ugraded to Keter. Subsequent missions feature fireproof materials and clothing.

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Exploration Log A11: Three Foundation personnel dispatched to make direct contact with SCP-1960-J. All three were equipped with heavy-duty full environmental suits in the hopes that they will be able to survive the life-draining effect of contacting it. ██████ remains in the transport to monitor the attempt and maintain wireless communications with the Foundation. ██████ and ██████ successfully touch SCP-1960-J and survive. Destructive analysis is authorized, and with difficulty team A11 returns with a small sample for study. Team A11 carefully attaches a rangefinding device to SCP-1960-J, designed to carefully monitor its precise distance from Foundation headquarters and determine whether an XK-class end-of-the-world scenario is a possibility.

Exploration Log A12: Mission parameters very similar to A11, but an increased level of supplies allows for a longer mission. A12 is also tasked with investigating SRV-3, and ultimately returns with several components of the broken robot for later analysis.

Exploration Log A13: While drawing close to SCP-1960-J, A13's transport was damaged by [DATA EXPUNGED]. The resulting explosion crippled the transport, leaving the crew unable to complete their mission. A13 was able to abort the mission and return to headquarters with no loss of life.

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Exploration Log A17: Mission team A17 was equipped with a purpose-built SCP-1960-J Roving Vehicle, allowing them to study SCP-1960-J's surface in great detail. Team A17 detonated several explosives on SCP-1960-J to study the practicality of destroying SCP-1960-J, but the resulting damage was minor. SCP-1960-J is considered essentially indestructible.

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Authorized Personnel Only:

In light of [REDACTED], all future exploration missions to SCP-1960-J are suspended. No Foundation personnel are to make direct contact with SCP-1960-J under any circumstances.
-O5-██

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