|Alpha Carinae II|
|Native Species:||Alpha Carinae II natives|
|Location:||Alpha Carinae system|
Alpha Carinae II was the inhabited second planet in the Alpha Carinae system. Classified as Class M, this was the homeworld for an intelligent species. (TOS: "The Ultimate Computer") The location of the Alpha Carinae system in the Milky Way Galaxy was depicted in the "The Explored Galaxy" star chart. (TNG: "Conspiracy", production art)
The planet was a conventional M class world with an oxygen-nitrogen atmosphere. On the planet's surface, there were two major landmasses and a number of islands. There were at least twenty-nine other planets that were biologically similar to Alpha Carinae II.
In 2268, the USS Enterprise surveyed this planet as a test of of the M-5 computer's capabilities. For that test, the starship was assigned to send a genral survey party to the planet's surface. The party was to avoid all contact with the indigenous lifeforms. This test was cancelled by Captain James T. Kirk after he was informed by Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott that the M-5 computer was shutting down systems across the ship. (TOS: "The Ultimate Computer")