It's simple to make your investigation perfectly safe. We'll just set up a hypernet telepresence rig, and park you light-years away from the artifact.
Hmmm... that could work.Tell me, what kind of attack did this thing launch against the Athens to blow it in half and kill its A.I.?
It could have been gravitic, or maybe wormhole-based, but mostly we just don't know.
"Perfectly safe," says my brother-in-law the cyborg who doesn't even know what he's trying to keep me safe from.