A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Morfydd James
Date: 2018 Nov 13, 02:36 -0800
I've seen that shape on something else... Geosynchronous satellites trace that path over a planet's "day". Perhaps it is part of a communications system display? It would make sense to drop off a comsat in geosynch before starting a new colony on a planet.