"Beep Beep Beep.." Commander Carol Mayer shook herself out of the daze that had come over her. Too much looking out of the view screen at nothing had made her almost drift off. "Damn survey missions" she mumbled under her breath. She took a quick look around to see if anyone had noticed her lapse. On the console in front of her was a small screen that showed a bluish green planet some two light years ahead. Superimposed over the image was the survey probes initial assessment it read:
Planet Name: UNC-134.B
Classification: UNC (Unclaimed)
Approximate Size: 1.12 Earth
Atmospheric Class: Earth like
Lifeform Class: Undetected
Usuable Resources: Yes
Assessment: Further Investigation is Recommended....
Carol smiled for what felt like the first time in months. FINALLY there was a planet that maybe, just maybe would fit the requirements of the company, and she could get back to Earth and out of the coldness and loneliness of space. She watched the planet slowly rotating and couldn't help but notice a chill on her skin....
Now I'm not sure if I know what I'm doing here and the map came from that snippet of story there that came unbidden to me while I was looking at some of the other entries. I know I'm NOWHERE near as skilled as the people that normally enter the "big" challenge but I thought I'd give it a shot anyway. This is the first time in any medium that I have drawn a planet.. Be kind..