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|Goa'uld scanning device
|of a small ball
|"Children of the Gods"
These silver hand held spherical devices were presumably employed during exploration of new worlds with a Stargate. It is thrown through the Stargate whereupon it lands in its new environment. Once there, part of the device opens on the top and emits an orange scanning beam. Somehow the data are received on the other side (SG1: "Children of the Gods").
As a wormhole has been established on the SGC's Stargate, Senior Airman Weterings approaches the event horizon. When she is near it, a small circular metallic device drops from the wormhole at her feet. It emits noise and an orange beam scans her. When she picks up the device, Serpent guards come out the wormhole and she drops it.
Later, a Serpent guard picks up the scanning grenade before leaving the Stargate room.
- This device is only seen in "Children of the Gods", no more use of it is seen elsewhere in the series.
- There are those who say that the Goa'uld hand device is used to receive the data transmitted by the device. However, this information is mainly fanwanking and thus not part of the Stargate canon.
The scanning grenade emitting a beam that scans Weterings.