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Beta Niobe was the primary of the Beta Niobe system. This star went supernova in 2269, destroying its only planet, Sarpeidon. (TOS: "All Our Yesterdays") The star occupied the same space as the parallel antimatter universe star, Amphion. (TAS: "The Counter-Clock Incident") Beta Niobe was located in the Alpha Quadrant. Its location in the Milky Way Galaxy was depicted on a Federation star chart in 2293. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, production art)

History

In 2269, hours before the star went nova, the USS Enterprise arrived to warn the native species of Sarpeidon of their impending doom. However, they found that, all the inhabitants had evacuated using a time portal known as the Atavachron, into various eras of the planet's past. (TOS: "All Our Yesterdays")

While en route to planet Babel in 2270, the Enterprise passed near Beta Niobe. They detected an alien ship racing for the center of the Beta Niobe nova at warp 36. The Enterprise attempted to tractor the ship in an effort to prevent it from its apparent suicide course. Both ships were taken into the center of the nova where they passed through into the parallel antimatter universe. (TAS: "The Counter-Clock Incident")

Background information

There have been three conflicting accounts on the location of Beta Niobe. While all the accounts are canon, we assume the location depicted in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country was the correct one, as it was the latest of the accounts.

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