Trope-a-Day: Slippy Slidey Ice World

Slippy Slidey Ice World: Welcome to any number of outer-system moons and planets. If you’re lucky, they’re cold enough that your waste heat won’t be enough to produce a water (or whatever the liquid form of the frozen stuff is, ’cause there’s no guarantee that it’s water ice) film at the point of contact.

Of course, to be fair, they’re not all like this, even if you don’t count the gas giants. The rest of them don’t have enough gravity for you to stick to the surface in the first place.


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