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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: The signal from SCP-XXXX is to be intercepted, and images safe for viewing are to be leaked using the original frequency when such are requested by the agency. All images taken by SCP-XXXX are to be kept on a hardened flash drive in a secure locker. Anyone wishing to view the images must have the permission of at least two (2) Level Two researchers.

Any anomalous findings must be immediately filed for review in regards to their nature and need for secrecy. See Addendum D-XXXX-P1 for a full breakdown of procedures and punishment as it pertains to each image's nature.

Description: SCP-XXXX was originally the ███████ Space Telescope launched on ██/██/20██ with a planned mission time of 2.5 years and enough liquid helium to last an additional 2.5 years. The first anomalies were reported within the first 6 months(see Addenda D-XXXX-S█ through S███), including a lack of [REDACTED] and the fact that some images seemed to be less red-shifted, and [REDACTED] than similar images from other deep-space telescopes.

SCP-XXXX seems to take images not of what would currently be visible by a normal telescope at the current time, but rather the most significant point in time of the object closest to the center. Regardless of distance, images are of similar clarity to the images of █████ taken by the New Horizons telescope. Multiple images of the same object show different points in said object's history, such as the life cycle of a specific star.

Shortly after these anomalies were discovered, Foundation agents embedded in ████ got in contact and current containment procedures were put in place. Malfunctioning thrusters are to blame for the agency's lack of control over what they take images of, while an "inspection" of such allowed Foundation personnel to change the frequency of SCP-XXXX.

Why such anomalies occur is unknown. Foundation agents in both ████████ and ████ have found no documents aside from the standard ones. Recreating the telescope using the same blueprints created a non-anomalous replica.

Given the delicate nature of XXXX, any attempt to understand the mechanisms behind its inexhaustible [REDACTED] is on indefinite hiatus.

Additional Notes:

Pending O5 approval, XXXX will be placed on the far side of the moon, while the replica will replace it, with ████ once again retaining control.

Pending O5 approval, XXXX will be used to investigate various interstellar anomalies such as SCP-███, SCP-████, and SCP-████.

The proposal to point XXXX at Earth before it is placed on the far side of the moon is currently in deliberation with the O5 Council