Someone else reported this problem on a previous beta level. This is the first time I have encountered it.
With my initial survey ship on auto survey it attempted to analyze an anomaly that had pirates. There are two issues here:
1) the game did not issue the warning message that allows you to avoid combat.
2) The game hung.
I used the Task Manager to force a dump and SDSupportTool to gather data which I sent with ticket #APS-493-56586.