Trill

Trill is a cool, temperate world in the Trill sector of the United Federation of Planets. It lies somewhat closer to Cardassia Prime and Zenkath than it is to Earth. The planet has a blue-green sky and purple oceans. Trill has a higher than usual frequency of tectonic activity, likely the product of two large moons. Days are 31 hours […]

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Nebula Classification

A nebula is an interstellar cloud of dust, gas, and plasma, where star formation usually occurs. At some point, the Federation introduced a new system to classify nebulae. The new system first assigns the nebula a letter designation based upon its general composition. If the nebula has any unusual quirks, it is assigned an additional number designation. For example, a […]

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Planetary Classification

A planet is a celestial body in orbit around a star or stellar remnants that has sufficient mass for self-gravity and is nearly spherical in shape.  A planet must not share its orbital region with other bodies of significant size (except for its own satellites), and must be below the threshold for thermonuclear fusion of deuterium. If a celestial body […]

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Spectral Classification

Stars can generally be classified by their color. A purple star is always Class O, a yellow star is always Class G. However, there can be vast differences within each class. Most Class M stars are tiny and don’t emit much light… however, many K- and G-type stars can evolve into red giants. That makes them Class M, but they […]

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Sector 377

Sector 377 was an expanse of space within the borders of the Federation.  In 2391, the testing of Project Mongoose was to take place in Sector 377, but was interrupted by a distress call from a Bolian freighter which was under attack by Orion pirates under the command of Drezna Vike.  In the ensuing battle, the Orion cruiser was destroyed […]

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Starbase 302

Starbase 302 is a Starfleet facility in Federation Space.  In 2391, the USS Portland underwent refits at Starbase 302, which were supervised by Cmdr. Hiro Nakayama. Alenis Meru took command of the USS Portland from Starbase 302 in 2391.  The starbase featured a number of amenities, including guest quarters, bars, and a restaurant known as Bistro 302. Also see:  Mission […]

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Nebula Classification

**Originally posted on the website of the USS Endeavour** A nebula is an interstellar cloud of dust, gas, and plasma, where star formation usually occurs. At some point, the Federation introduced a new system to classify nebulae. The new system first assigns the nebula a letter designation based upon its general composition. If the nebula has any unusual quirks, it […]

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