SCIENCE OFFICER'S REPORT: This is a preliminary report about the artifact we found on the moon in the Capella system. The report is not conclusive.
The coating of the mug has resisted all of my attempts to scratch it. First, I exposed the mug to microwave radiation for several minutes. The surface temperature of the mug increased but there was no structural damage. My second experiment was to soak the mug in a solution consisting of strong bases and hot water. The result was that the mug became cleaner.
It's a mystery. The mug looks exactly like a normal Starfleet mug. The size, durability, and printing are identical. Who would make a replica of a common item? And why? Is this a strange attempt to contact us?
My next experiment is to use the artifact like a normal mug and see if something unusual happens.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend