"Yes, that was nothing compared to this. At least we knew what we were mining for there."
"Tell the base to abort in 2 years, in case we don't find anything."
Tox spoke into the wireless to his superintendent. He remembered that moment clearly, years later.
"We are not here for mining, Tox. We are here to terraform and colonize."
Tox remembered the look in all his colleagues' eyes. Even today, they remember that haunting look. As they looked down inside the gas giant planet, they knew something had certainly gone wrong, somewhere.