Ardoxia is an incredibly geologically active planet. Its expansive volcanic ranges and churning magma rivers and fields have led many scholars to believe that its crust never fully solidified. This means Ardoxia is a snapshot of the earliest years of planetary formation. For this reason, the planet has become a popular destination for geologists, seismologists, and natural historians eager to study it. The molten surface has also attracted mining corporations who scour the lava flows for rare and valuable ores and minerals. While research and mining are the two largest industries on Ardoxia, the planet's leaders have begun subsidizing tourism agencies who welcome thrill seekers to witness Ardoxia's strangely beautiful volcanic eruptions and geysers.