Star Log, Sec. 7, Sub 17-1
This planet looks so much like Earth from a distance that I checked all our readings 3 times.
And, indeed, it is inhabited – the continent we had to keep resisting calling Africa shows signs of dense population and industry, as does all of the southern hemisphere.
We caught a few video transmissions, and they seem remarkably humanoid, although with little-to-no cold tolerance.
We sent three polite greeting probes and took more photos than was strictly necessary.
Star Log, Sec. 7, Sub 17-2
On the far side of Sub17 we found a smallish planet teeming with life and sparkling with silver speckles.
The mountains, the water, even the animals seemed to glitter, and much of the plant life is a silvery-drey.
There were more animals on this planet than we had ever seen in one place, but no signs of civilization.
We sent down a team with a well-armored settlement pod. Some of those animals were definitely carnivores.