-Fragment 1 and Fragment 5 both involved image manipulation. If these pages are part of the same journal then it stands to reason Fragment 9 will as well.
Just to recap:
-Fragment 1 involved cutting out the floral decorations on the corners and reassembling the Fraylilly.
-Fragment 5 involved cutting out part of an image of a fence to combine the remaining pieces into a legible website.
-I like ideas people are throwing around with cutting out and layering these images. That seems in the spirit of the fragments 1 and 5. In fact I had a brilliant idea in the middle of the night and it turns out to be exactly what @Brendon tried yesterday.
-As @TheBellsAreRinging says, the craters must mean something. I can think of 3 explanations.
- They are meant to be punctuation
- They are meant to be holes in the pages, allowing us to see the letters underneath when these are stacked.
- They are 'black holes' (or portals if you will) indicating a skip in the layer, so anything after a crater in the stack should be skipped til the next one comes up.
I like explanation 2 the best, myself. 1 is plausible. 3 is reaching, mostly because there's an odd number of craters overall (31) so the whole portal idea is sketchy.
Other things I've tried that probably failed, but might help.
-I've thought about making a hexagon out of the 6 planets. Then I would try to trace a line of letters around the 6 sides of the hex to spell something out. I can't find a placement of them that produces anything useful though.
-I don't see a reason why the 5 planets spell out the name of the 6th. That's got to be used for some purpose, right? Perhaps to tell us what order to stack them? But then which planet name do we form? Do we have to create 6 different stackings of these and somehow combine them into one answer? Or maybe 6 answers?