A lil tiny piece in the middle of a swamp. Why couldn’t we explore the innards of the traveler? There’s that massive piece on the horizon with all the lightning and it’s just so tempting! Not really lore IG but it’d be sick to see what’s inside the traveler.
That "shard" is corrupted. It's essentially leaking radiation everywhere. The Dark Forest gets weirder and weirder the closer you get to it.