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Reached the new planet. Reached it faster than anticipated. Attached find the last image we captured on the way down. Gravity is strong here.

Planet is covered in frozen H2O. Highest lifeform encountered is a mech with four bumpy wheels & 1-3 pairs of bright eyes. They emit a constant growl & occasionally disgorge a clutch of small bipeds from an orifice on their flank. Neither they nor the bipeds have detected us, flattened into warm crevices in the rocky hills. Sensors report pressure building, molten rock rising into the vents we hide in. Soon planet will explode.

We cannot move. Thrusters smashed in landing, & not powerful enough to lift us anyway.

Send help. Planet not fit for habitation.

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