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Merak II
Type: Planet
Native Species: Merak II natives
Location: Merak system
Affiliation: United Federation of Planets

Merak II was the inhabited second planet of the Merak system. This was the homeworld for the Merak II natives, a warp capable humanoid species. The planet was a Federation member.

Plant life on this planet was the source of the oxygen in the atmosphere.

Prior to stardate 5818, Merak II was admitted to the Federation.

In that year, the planet experienced a bacterial botanical plague. The plague was treated with a toxic ore, known as zenite, which was acquired by the USS Enterprise. (TOS: "The Cloud Minders")

In 2370, Quark claimed that Elim Garak had ordered a sizing scanner from Merak II from the Ferengi. (DS9: "The Wire")

Background information Edit

According to Startrek.com, the star Merak has been known since antiquity on Earth. This star system was located about 78 light years from the Sol system. The pronunciation for Merak was "MARE-ack". [1][2]

According to Star Trek: Star Charts, Merak II (Beta Ursae Majoris II) was a Federation member in 2378. ("United Federation of Planets I") Page 47 of the book states that the Merak system (Beta Ursae Majoris system) was a binary star system. Merak A was an A class star with a magnitude of +3, which was ten times the brightness of Sol, while Merak B was an A-class star.

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