On Frozen Ground
The ice moon of Ragnarok looked promising from distant scans. The gas giant's orbit was near the outer edge of its star's habitable zone, and spectroscopic data suggested a mostly nitrogen atmosphere with indications of oxygen. Well the planet was too far out and the moon was too cold. It had a nice thick nitrogen atmosphere alright, but the oxygen was just stray atoms knocked off the water ice that covered the world down eighty kilometers to a crust of slush and rock.
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