Peter F Hamilton
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The Marie Celeste is a massive alien arkship found on Far Away and, as the Guardians of Selfhood claim, the vessel that brought the Starflyer alien to human space. The Marie Celeste Research Institute is backed by the Halgarth family. The ship has a top speed of 0.72 light speed. A flare was triggered in Far Away's star to send a message which is as yet still not deciphered. The interior of ship contains tanks that held water and a type of monocellular algae. The light spectrum wasn't designed to emulate that of the aliens’ home star, it was simply multi-spectrum.

The ship is presumably named after the Mary Celeste (frequently misspelled as "Marie Celeste"), a famous 19th-century sailing vessel which was found adrift at sea, completely intact but with no crew aboard.

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