The large, frozen world of Danuta hangs in the distant reaches of the Colvas system. The planet is best known significant for its size vast ice sheets, kilometers thick in most places, that have developed over the millenia. The thick atmosphere of Danuta reflects most of the light from the system's lone star, keeping the world in a frigid state of perpetual winter. Most of the Danuta's population is comprised of "Ice Miners"- sentients that harvest large blocks of glacier and snowpack for export to planets in need of fresh water. Ice is the only major export of this planet, sending over two billion cargo holds of ice annually to nearby systems.The extreme cold weather makes this planet inhospitable to most multicellualr life, with the exception of the Tauntaun which is the only species that can withstand frigid temperatures on the ground without specialized equipment. Those sentients calling Danuta home house themselves below ground in heat-capturing subterranean caverns. All those venturing above ground need headed face masks to stave off frostbite and hypothermia.
The planet is quickly becoming a destination for thrillseekers. Every quarter, there is a competition known as "The Naked Miner", where daredevils compete to see who can withstand the extreme cold and gather the most precious materials within the time allotted. The planet is also a host of the Tresario winter games, which include outdoor Tauntaun sledding team competitions, which happen on a consistent basis.