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The Survey PERNc
written by Anne McCaffrey
published in 1993
A short story
Also a title in the Pern series.
A team of FSP scientists scout a distant planet. Time is too short to resolve some mysteries, but they find it safe for human settlement, with resources to support residents but inadequate for commercial exploitation. Their report is coded P.E.R.N.c meaning Parallel Earth, Resources Negligible, recommended for colonization.