The Machine is the Earth ... or rather the ancient device assimilated in the planet's core, used by super-ancient beings to repel the Dark Sun.
The Machine and the six Vertices on the planet's surface were made by a race of super-ancient beings to stop the Dark Sun from coming too close to the Earth so that its unique radiation won't destroy life on Earth. Each of the Vertices are massive underground Temple-Shrines, each connecting to a corner of the Machine at various locations around th globe. The centrepiece of each Vertex is an inverted pyramid made of a bronze-like metal which has magnetic properties, suspended above a deep abyss.
The six corresponding Pillars must be placed in the Vertices during a Titanic Rising, a celestial event which occurs when Saturn's moon, Titan, rises and sinks behind Jupiter. Doing so causes a beam of light to hit the iron core of the Earth, which in response sends out a vibrating hum that counteracts the Dark Sun's zero-point fields effects.
The First Vertex - Abu Simbel Edit
The First Vertex is located beneath Lake Nasser in Southern Egypt near Abu Simbel. The Pillar for this Vertex must be placed at 6:12 am (African time), the 10th of December 2007.
The Second Vertex - Table Mountain Edit
The Second Vertex lies beneath Table Mountain, at the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. The Pillar has to be set at sometime just after 3:00 am (African time), on the 17th of December 2007.
The Third Vertex - Hokkaido Edit
The Third Vertex is located beneath Hokkaido Island in Japan. This Vertex's Pillar must be placed at 12:02 am (Japan time), on the 11th of March 2008.
The Fourth Vertex - Lundy Island Edit
The Fourth Vertex is located beneath Lundy Island in the Bristol Channel, England. The Fourth and Fifth Pillars have to placed simultaneously at 2:31 am (Greenwich Mean Time) on the 18th of March 2008.
The Fifth Vertex - Diego Garcia Edit
The Fifth Vertex is located beneath the island of Diego Garcia, in the Indian Ocean. The Fourth and Fifth Pillars have to placed simultaneously at 2:31 am (Greenwich Mean Time) on the 18th of March 2008.
The Sixth Vertex - Easter Island Edit
The final Vertex is located beneath Ahu Vai Mata, the North-Western corner of Easter Island. The Sixth Pillar has to be placed at 6:00 pm (Mexican time) on the 20th of March 2008, not during a Titanic Rising as the others were, but during the Dual Equinox, when both the Sun and the Dark Sun are shining on the Vertex.