Ben v Gastel
As per the rules for the Aliens (page 13)
When a System marker in Deep Space is revealed to be a
barren planet, randomly draw 4 Alien ship markers and place them
on the planet. They attack any ship that enters their hex, including
the exploring ship. Resolve the combat normally
My question; since exploration takes place after combat does this mean that the exploring ship will be attacked by the Alien ships only from the next turn? so the exploring ship can fly away during the movement step to avoid the combat? Or is he immediately attacked when he discovers the Aliens?