Item #: SCP-087
Object Class: Euclid
Special Containment Procedures:
SCP-087 is to be kept in a sealed observation/containment chamber at under 50 degrees Celsius at all times, and to be kept away from all forms of electricity except during controlled and observed tests. In the event that the temperature in the chamber rises to above 50?,or SCP-087 is exposed to electricity outside of experiments, it is to be terminated immediately via incineration.
SCP-087 is the remains of an entity of unknown origin brought back by the true Viking 1 launched in 1957, that returned in 1959. The entity at first appeared to be an alien life-form, but studies have shown that it is not native to Mars, and not a true life-form - It does not feed or breathe; It seems to be a machine made of biological parts. The entity is silicon-based and apparently runs on "batteries" that are recharged by electricity via contact with its surface area. Analysis of its "brain" have shed some light on its origin, but much remains unknown; It is part of a "system" of similar beings, that are controlled by a "foreman" (studies on SCP-??? have indicated that this refers to ???? ????'s ????????), and is programmed to break down and collect "materials" (it has not yet been determined what this means).