This is the first data shrine Samus will enter. Shortly after she enters it, her Gunship warns her remotely about an an unknown vessel that has landed in the Archives. She will have to scan the artifact shield to summon a group of Psycho Bit v1.0s. Once she has destroyed them, she can collect the Shield Key to open the shield and grab the artifact. She can also pass through the doors that were previously locked. On her way to Fan Room Alpha, she must go into Morph Ball form in order to fit through a narrow passage; thus, she also receives the tutorial for the Morph Ball in the outer, circular portion of this room.
- Energy Tank
- Located in a Morph Ball tunnel.
- Shield Key
- Defeat the Psycho Bit v1.0s in the center of the room.
- Cartograph Artifact
- In the middle of the room. Collect the Shield Key.
- Science Hub
- "ACCESS DENIED. ALIMBIC SCIENTIFIC DATA BANK SEVERELY DAMAGED."
- Alimbic Artifacts
- "ARTIFACTS ARE ENCODED WITH PROGRAM DATA UNIQUE TO THE STRONGHOLD PORTAL. THREE ARTIFACTS ARE NECESSARY TO ACTIVATE THE PORTAL."
"ENTER MORPH BALL MODE
To enter small tunnels, tap the MORPH BALL icon on the lower-right corner of the touch screen. Lay BOMBS by pressing the FIRE button. BOOST by sliding the stylus quickly across the touch screen, or by pressing the BOOST button."
WARNING! Confirmed arrival of unidentified vessel at CELESTIAL ARCHIVES. EXTREME CAUTION is advised."