What does the flashing ghost symbol in the top right of the UI indicate?
Playing through Destiny 2, this icon sometimes appears on the screen. It does not seem to be a checkpoint or save notification, rather it seems to persist around a certain area (i.e. I can move away from a point and it goes away, and if I return, it starts flashing again). I suspect it is tied to objects that can be scanned or interacted with, but I am uncertain of their significance or usefulness.
While I certainly like the lore that is revealed in interacting with these things, I'm wondering if there is any other game mechanism tied into finding these things. Or to put simply, should I make sure I find them when I see the icon?