The small blue and white planet rolled beneath them as they crossed over the terminator and completed their first orbit of the newly discovered world. It was young and geologically active, or so they surmised from the evidence of their first scan. The scan also revealed an abundance of organic life on all the major land masses including the frozen southern polar region and in the large bodies of water.
"Nice place," the smaller spacecraft commented allowing a trace of sarcasm to color his words.
The much larger spacecraft chose to ignore the other's tone. "I agree. It's quite lively, isn't it? No indication of intelligent life, though."
"Hmph. I'm more interested in the energy readings. Looks extremely promising, geothermal, hydro...Primus, look at that, coal, oil. A treasure trove of energy for the taking."
"Starscream," the other spacecraft admonished. "We are not here to plunder planets. This is a scientific mission, not one of conquest."
"How deluded are you, Skyfire?"