Halo timeline: Discovery of Alpha Halo, and its destruction

After the devastating fall of Reach, the crew of the Pillar of Autumn would end up making mankind’s biggest discovery yet.

In the last article, we went over the UNSC’s crippling loss at Reach, as well as how the Pillar of Autumn was able to flee.

Halo timeline part one: Precursors, Forerunner betrayal, and the era that followed
Halo timeline part two: Forerunner-Flood War and the firing of the Halo arrays
Halo timeline part three: War of Beginnings and formation of the Covenant
Halo timeline part four: Growth and expansion of the Covenant empire
Halo timeline part five: Rise of humanity and the Spartan program
Halo timeline part six: Beginning of the Human-Covenant War
Halo timeline part seven: The Battle of the Etran Harborage
Halo timeline part eight: The Fall of Reach and the Pillar of Autumn’s escape
In this one, we’ll cover the events of the first Halo game: how the crew discovered Alpha Halo, and ultimately caused its destruction.