I was out in the Witch Head Sector admiring the nebula when I set down a planet with a known barnacle on it. I visited the barnacle to see if anything had changed since the last time I was there. I scanned the barnacle with my new XENO scanner plus my SRV scanner and then took off into space. When I checked my nav panel, to plot another course, I noticed ELEVEN other barnacles were showing.

I’m not sure if this is something that is intended, due to our new XENO scanners from AEGIS, or something else. But I like it a lot. It seems if you scan a barnacle on a planet, then enter orbital cruise, all the other barnacles, if there are anymore on the same planet, all suddenly appear on your NAV panel.

Investigate them, scan them in the SRV, and hand in the exploration data.

It seems Canonn Scientists are also finding this to be the case. Check out the system with 86 barnacles in it :

Witch Head Sector LC-V c2-10 [86]
Witch Head Sector FB-X C1-11 [73]
Witch Head Sector DL-Y d17 [36]
Pleiades Sector JC-U B3-2 [51]
Pleaides Sector IH-V C2-16 [41]
California Sector DL-Y D4 [36]

Witch Head Sector GW-W C1-4 A 4

-55.4591 / 162.4690 1x MA confirmed
-24.8392 / -119.8845 confirmed
-7.2805 / -120.1884 confirmed
-17.0029 / -112.2236 confirmed
 36.9693 / -106.8112 confirmed
-40.6236 / -149.9992 confirmed
 18.3659 / -134.8571 4x MA confirmed
-68.2298 / -160.5789 confirmed
-66.0004 / -173.6217 confirmed
 40.3230 / -148.2192 confirmed
 15.4242 / 153.2026 1xMA confirmed