Weryllium SCP #21
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Item #: SCP-4647

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-4647 is contained at Research Site-759 within a modified stellarator1 lined with graphite, capable of magnetic field strength exceeding 250 Tesla. Stellar emission from SCP-4647 is to be collected and diverted to auxiliary generators.

As of 03/09/2011, if an SCP-4647 instance is projected to become a supergiant, all Site-759 personnel are to be evacuated and several redundant Class VI TENEBRAE Engines in place are to siphon and annihilate plasma from the SCP-4647 instance until it ceases nuclear fusion, neutralizing it.

SCP-4647-A is currently contained in a TARTARUS-Class Gravitational Containment Vault 1 km beneath Site-759.

Description: SCP-4647 are animate conglomerates of dust, metallic hydrogen, and small gemstones in the shape of a dromaeosaurid dinosaur2.

SCP-4647 instances are initially 4-6 m in length (roughly the size of a Utahraptor) but gradually grow in size over their lifespan, and each one's dust portion gradually coalesces into several miniature luminescent spheres resembling stars, embedded randomly throughout the instance's skin. A wide variety of stars have been found in SCP-4647 instances. If all of an SCP-4647 instance's stars are extinguished or destroyed, the instance will lose cohesion, and disintegrate completely.

SCP-4647 instances are capable of generating coronal loops of plasma from their stars; the size and temperature of these loops increases as the star ages.

SCP-4647 stars undergo typical stellar evolution patterns, albeit at vastly accelerated rates. As SCP-4647 instances age, their stars evolve and expand, while the dust, metal, and gemstones directly touching the star gradually convert to hydrogen/helium plasma. Their bodies continue to grow and eventually become a cluster of stars, held together by a dinosaur-shaped envelope of cooler plasma. As plasma replaces more and more of the instance's body, its morphology changes from a dromaeosaurid to a bulkier, tyrannosaurid shape. By this stage, instances have usually grown to an average of 20 m long, and 10 m tall.

SCP-4647 instances that reach the red giant stage will abruptly shed most of their mass and emit a large burst of light and heat, leaving behind a miniature nebula and a cluster of small (1-2 m long) ovoid shapes similar in composition to white dwarf stars. These objects will hatch into new SCP-4647 instances within a year.

On 03/09/2011, one instance of SCP-4647 with a single, yellow hypergiant inside it began to undergo stellar core collapse (generally followed by a supernova in nonanomalous stars). Experimental TENEBRAE engines were quickly brought online to attempt to siphon matter from the collapsing star in an effort to minimize the impact; however, the instance successfully underwent a supernova, destroying a significant portion of Site-759 and breaching other SCP-4647 instances, which were successfully recontained.

In the stellar remnant of the exploded instance, a small white ovoid object resembling a neutron star was found, designated SCP-4647-1. SCP-4647-1 sporadically vibrates, and has twice undergone starquakes (a momentary shift in the star's outer surface, analogous to earthquakes).

On 08/26/2119, Foundation Orbital Research Platform (ORP) AIJALON monitoring the aftermath of the star Rho Cassiopeiae's supernova detected several million SCP-4647 eggs ejected from the supernova remnant at 0.95c in all directions.

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False color image of Rho Cassiopeiae's supernova. Note the presence of slower-moving SCP-4647 instances.

Foundation ORPs were dispatched to other nearby supernova candidate stars, while the ASHMORETH satellite system in the Oort cloud has been tasked with monitoring for SCP-4647 instances entering the solar system.

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