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Maxia Zeta star system

The Maxia Zeta star system

The Maxia Zeta system was an uninhabited system. The system consisted of a primary (Maxia Zeta) and twelve planets. The planets Maxia Zeta III and Maxia Zeta IV, and its moons, were located in the systems habitable zone.

On stardate 40217.3, in 2355, the USS Stargazer was on a routine survey mission to scan the planets in this system. Traveling at warp through the system, the Stargazer was ambushed by a Ferengi starship that was launched from one of the moons of Maxia Zeta IV. (TNG: "The Battle" display graphic) The conflict, known later as the Battle of Maxia, became legendary among the students at Starfleet Academy for the tactic used by Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the defense of his ship and crew. (TNG: "The Battle")

Maxia Zeta appeared in the starchart Data and Picard were studying in stellar cartography in 2371. (Star Trek Generations, display graphic)

The map of the system depicted the orbital paths of only seven planets. This map would be modified and would later appear in "Datalore", "Conspiracy", and "The Ensigns of Command".
According to Star Trek: Star Charts ("United Federation of Planets I"), the Maxia Zeta system was a binary star system located in non-aligned space. Maxia Zeta A was a K class star with a magnitude of +3, which was ten times brighter than Sol. Maxia Zeta B was an M class star.

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